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Music reviews & criticism

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Feel Free: Essays

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Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

Film movie guides & reviews; Music reviews & criticism; Literary essays; Reportage & collected journalism; Literary companions

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Arranged into four sections--In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free--this collection poses questions... [more]

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Stravinsky in the Americas: Transatlantic Tours and Domestic Excursions from Wartime Los Angeles (1925-1945)

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Stravinsky in the Americas: Transatlantic Tours and Domestic Excursions...

H. Colin Slim

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Western "classical" music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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Stravinsky in the Americas explores the pre-Craft period of Igor Stravinsky's life, from when he first landed on American... [more]

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World Domination

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World Domination

Gillian G. Gaar

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music

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Founded in the late 1980s by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Seattle-based Sub Pop Records released early recordings by... [more]

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Shake Your Hips

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Shake Your Hips

Fox Randy

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Blues

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The electrifying sounds of groovin' jump blues, Southern-fried rock 'n' roll, fervent black gospel, and the simmering sounds... [more]

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Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day

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Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day

Clemency Burton-Hill

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Western "classical" music

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Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval... [more]

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Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

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Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Vic Hobson

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Jazz; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups

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Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing with a barbershop quartet on the streets of New Orleans... [more]

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Listen to This

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Listen to This

Alex Ross

Music; Music reviews & criticism; World music

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Includes a new chapter on John Cage.<br /><br />Alex Ross's award-winning... [more]

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Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs, Expanded Edition

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Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs, Expanded Edition

Martin Popoff

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Heavy Metal music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups

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The beautifully designed and exhaustively researched Led Zeppelin (2017) is updated with 32 new pages of previously uncovered... [more]

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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

Andrew Grant Jackson

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music

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A fascinating account of the music and epic social change of 1965, a defining year for Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling... [more]

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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound

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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound

Daryl Sanders

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music

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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing... [more]

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The Life of a Song Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs

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The Life of a Song Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved...

Jan Dalley, David Cheal

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Easy listening, MOR music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups

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The second installment of the fascinating back stories behind 50 of the world's best-known and best-loved songs as featured... [more]

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Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

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Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

Rob Sheffield

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Biography: general

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NPR Best Book of 2017 Winner of the 2017 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism This is the best book... [more]

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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music

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Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music...

Ann Powers

Music; Music reviews & criticism; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Popular culture

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In this ... history of popular music in the United States, NPR's ... music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental... [more]

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Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin...

Tim Mohr

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Punk, New Wave & Indie; European history; Social & cultural history

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The history of how teenage East German punk rockers played an indispensable role in bringing down the Berlin Wall -- [more]

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The Cure: A Perfect Dream

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The Cure: A Perfect Dream

Ian Gittins

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The Cure's story is a fantastical pop fable, but their trajectory has not been one of unbroken success. A Perfect Dream is... [more]

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Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont

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Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont...

Saul Austerlitz, Saul Austerlitz

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music

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The most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season. --New York Times Book Review A thrilling account of the Altamont... [more]

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Pink Floyd: Album by Album

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Pink Floyd: Album by Album

Martin Popoff

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups

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Rock journalists and musicians discuss every release from the hugely successful band that has sold more than 250 million albums... [more]

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Listening to Bach: The Mass in B Minor and the Christmas Oratorio

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Listening to Bach: The Mass in B Minor and the Christmas Oratorio

Daniel R. Melamed (Professor of Musicology, Professor of Musicology, Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music)

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Western "classical" music; Sacred & religious music; Christianity; Christian worship, rites & ceremonies

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This book encourages eighteenth-century ways of listening to J. S. Bach's Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio. It explores... [more]

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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963

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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963

Ed Ward

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music

Paperback

From Ed Ward, the rock & roll historian for NPR's Fresh Air for the past 35 years, comes a sweeping and definitive cultural... [more]

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Under My Thumb: Songs that hate women and the women who love them

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Under My Thumb: Songs that hate women and the women who love them

Rhian Jones, Eli Davis

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Rock & Pop music; Popular culture; Feminism & feminist theory

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Women write about their experiences of loving music that doesn't love them back - a feminist guilty pleasure. [more]

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Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians: Revisited by Steven Isserlis

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Robert Schumann's Advice to Young Musicians: Revisited by Steven Isserlis...

Robert Schumann

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Western "classical" music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Techniques of music & music tutorials

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Robert Schumann was far ahead of his time, not least in his attitude to children and young people; his 'Advice for Young Musicians',... [more]

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Structurally Sound

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Structurally Sound

,Eric Wen

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Techniques of music & music tutorials

Paperback

Analysis of seven masterworks includes passages from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3, Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1, Schubert's... [more]

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Brahms: A Listener's Guide

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Brahms: A Listener's Guide

John Bell Young

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Western "classical" music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Techniques of music & music tutorials

Paperback

Engaging survey covers Brahms' major orchestral, choral, and piano music, culminating in a discussion of the German Requiem.... [more]

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Language of the Spirit

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Language of the Spirit

Jan Swafford

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Western "classical" music; Techniques of music & music tutorials

Hardback

In Language of the Spirit, renowned music scholar Jan Swafford argues that we have it all wrong: classical music has something... [more]

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Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties

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Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the...

Elijah Wald

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Folk & traditional music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups

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One of the music world's pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan went electric at the Newport... [more]

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