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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
Staff Pick
"When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life." Drummer, DJ, producer, and cofounder of the legendary Roots crew, Ahmir "Questlove" (a.k.a. "?uestlove" and "Questo") Thompson is one of the music world's most virtuosic... (read more)

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Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
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In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

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Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
by William Todd Schultz
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Essential for fans of Elliott Smith. William Todd Schultz has written a beautiful, revelatory, and deeply thoughtful biography which never loses sight of music as the defining aspect of Smith's life.... (read more)

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Life
Life
by Keith Richards and James Fox
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This riveting autobiography by celebrated (and famously hard-living) guitar legend Keith Richards reads with the unforgettable hook and crisp ferocity of the best Rolling Stones songs — most of which you'll rush to replay after learning about their... (read more)

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Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records' Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
by Randall Sullivan
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Who killed Tupac and Biggie? Randall Sullivan has the answer in this compelling true tale of political corruption and gangsta rap. Labyrinth follows Detective Russell Poole as he uncovers the dark morass within the LAPD and its connection to the death of... (read more)

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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
by Daniel J. Levitin
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A revelation for music buffs and science geeks — and all the better if you happen to be both. How do memory and music work together? What makes timbre? How do writers like Lennon and McCartney, or John Coltrane and Miles Davis, manipulate our... (read more)

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The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
by Alan Light
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In the nearly 30 years since Leonard Cohen first recorded "Hallelujah," it has gone from a largely overlooked album track to one of the most covered songs in recent history. Rock editor and journalist Alan Light traces the improbable trajectory of this... (read more)

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Woolgathering (11 Edition)
Woolgathering (11 Edition)
by Smith Patti
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Your childhood wasn't based in "facts," was it? A timeline, something dry and tidy and biographical like that? Nah. You probably remember childhood as a series of vignettes informing you of what it felt like to be alive in a fresh new world. Patti Smith... (read more)

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Can't Stop Won't Stop : History of the Hip-hop Generation (05 Edition)
Can't Stop Won't Stop : History of the Hip-hop Generation (05 Edition)
by Jeff Chang
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"Here's a little story that must be told..." Jeff Chang, hip-hop journalist (URB, Village Voice, Spin, the Nation, San Francisco Chronicle), has penned an award-winning (2005 American Book Award) account of the origins of hip-hop. From Jamaica and the... (read more)

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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
by Alex Ross
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Among its many other innovations, the 20th century was the first to truly have its own soundtrack. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross is nothing if not ambitious, and, as he tracks the history of 20th-century music (and the music of 20th-century history... (read more)

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
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Musicophilia is a fascinating look at music and its effects on our brains. Who but Oliver Sacks could make such a compulsively readable book?... (read more)

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1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die
1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die
by Tom Moon
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Like the kid in high school who always made mix tapes, Tom Moon has compiled an authoritative cross-section of music, from classical composers to modern electronica artists, in 1,000 Recording to Hear before You Die. Each of his selections features not... (read more)

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Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960's
Stoned: A Memoir of London in the 1960's
by Andrew Loog Oldham
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Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays
Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays
by Toure
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Wildly entertaining, Touré's profiles of some of pop culture's superstars penetrate the glitzy veneer offering insight into their truer selves. Fast paced, thoughtful, and often times laugh-out-loud funny, this enjoyable collection successfully captures... (read more)

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Cash: The Autobiography
Cash: The Autobiography
by Johnny Cash
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"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time..." Johnny Cash, born John R. Cash (and never given a middle name), was unquestionably one of America's most prolific songwriters and musicians. Born in the farmland of... (read more)

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Bruce
Bruce
by Peter Ames Carlin
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Too often rock biographies seek to canonize their subjects, offering up for consecration the revelatory details of sexual conquests, pharmacological overindulgences, and distended egos. In an art awash with tragic figures and truncated careers, perhaps... (read more)

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Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness
by Reinhard Kleist
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Reinhard Kleist gives us a dark and nuanced portrait of the Man in Black, with stunning black-and-white artwork that perfectly complements the retelling of Johnny Cash's life. Interspersed among the narrative are short selections of illustrated song... (read more)

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Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith
by Autumn De Wilde
Staff Pick
Fans and newcomers alike will be mesmerized by the ache and beauty of this remembrance of Portland's indelible songsmith, which combines photographs with interviews from those who were closest to him.... (read more)

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Tupac: Resurrection
Tupac: Resurrection
by Jacob Hoye and Karolyn Ali
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Designed as a companion piece to the documentary film of the same name, this highly unconventional posthumous memoir is functionally a curated exhibit of Tupac Amaru Shakur's short life. Eschewing an outside perspective, excerpts from interviews... (read more)

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Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
by Charles R. Cross
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Published to coincide with the thirty-fifth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, Room Full of Mirrors gives full voice to the music that continues to enthrall each successive generation of rock fans. Hendrix's colorful, tumultuous life is brilliantly... (read more)

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