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Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture
Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture
by Simon Reynolds
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"Since the WTO, anarchism is once again a household word. This book introduced a whole new generation to the enticements of the anarchist lifestyle when it was released in the early 90's. Still a password for acceptance in many circles, it is an... (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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Broken Music
Broken Music
by Sting
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Most celebrity musician memoirs amount to not much more than an inevitable litany of the excesses that come with the dubious position of rock star. Sting, however, makes the interesting (and refreshing) choice to stop his memoir right before The Police... (read more)

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Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
by Lester Bangs
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"Simply put, Lester Bangs is the Charles Bukowski of rock criticism. He may have been deranged and obnoxious, but he was honest. Main Lines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste provides a wealth of previously uncollected material sure to amuse, annoy, and... (read more)

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Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives
Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives
by Peter Terzian
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What do Talking Heads, ABBA, Pearl Jam, Eurythmics, Gloria Estefan, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the soundtrack to Annie have in common? They all inspired one of the writers in Heavy Rotation. These entertaining essays from such acclaimed authors as... (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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Woolgathering
Woolgathering
by Patti Smith
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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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Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
by Rob Sheffield
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In this incredible work on music and soul mates, Sheffield shares his story of two loves with great humor and pathos. Love Is a Mix Tape is a moving tribute to a lost friend and the power of song.... (read more)

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Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
by Dan Kennedy
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Cleverly written and feverishly funny, Rock On is Dan Kennedy's account of his music-biz shenanigans at Atlantic Records. Written with entertaining and self-deprecating wit, Kennedy’s off-the-wall confrontations and dealings make for... (read more)

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Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983
by Ed Piskor
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Continuing on with his amazing history of hip-hop, Ed Piskor once again dazzles. If you know or think you know everything about hip-hop, this book will entertain you to no end, with a clever narrative and stunning graphics. And if you know very little... (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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Listen to This
Listen to This
by Alex Ross
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If you've read Alex Ross in the New Yorker, you'll relish Listen to This. If you haven't read Ross, you're in for a treat. Exploring music from Bach to Björk, Ross writes with such refreshing honesty and contagious delight that even my favorite music... (read more)

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A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears
A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears
by Antonino D'Ambrosio
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Johnny Cash's 1964 concept album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian is certainly one of the finest (and most underrated) records of his career. D'Ambrosio's book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, while well... (read more)

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Bound for Glory: The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
Bound for Glory: The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
by Woody Guthrie
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I read Bound for Glory, Woody Guthrie's autobiography, when I was 15 or 16. It filled me with such an intense longing to travel that I actually dropped out of high school, specifically to become a vagabond, and, at 18, bought a plane ticket to Europe. I... (read more)

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove
by Ahmir Thompson
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"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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The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
by Charles Pignone
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Marvelously constructed! This is a sentimental and intimate collection no Blue Eyes fan should be without. A classic in its own right.... (read more)

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The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present
The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present
by Scott Plagenhoef and Ryan Schreiber
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If there is a more reliable outlet for cutting-edge music reviews than Pitchfork, I've yet to hear of it. Pitchfork's writers conjure up the 500 best songs of the past three decades with wit, penetrating insight, and a few surprises.... (read more)

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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
by Legs Mcneil
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If you like your history bloody, rowdy, insolent, and glitter-filled, this book is for you. Please Kill Me tells the story of the evolution of punk through testimonies of those who were there. The story begins with the kink and drugged sounds of the... (read more)

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Alabama Wildman
Alabama Wildman
by Thurston Moore
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Sonic Youth guitarist makes some noise with his pen in these odd, rambling poems and fake journal entries. In this nice hardcover printing, his language poems can sometimes seem like accompaniment reading for SY's more ambient albums of late, and there... (read more)

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