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Just a Shot Away

by Saul Austerlitz

“The most blisteringly impassioned music book of the season.” —New York Times Book Review

A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival—and the dark side of the ‘60s.

If Woodstock tied the ideals of the...


Twilight of the Gods

by Steven Hyden

Named one of Rolling Stone's Best Music Books of 2018

One of Newsweek's 50 Best Books of 2018

A Billboard Best of 2018

A New York Times Book Review "New and Noteworthy" selection

“A wise meditation on why classic...


Raw

by Lamont "U-God" Hawkins

A PERFECT COMPANION READ TO THE SHOWTIME DOCUMENTARY, WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN

Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Esquire

"Couldn't put it down." – Charlamagne Tha God

"Mesmerizing." – Raekwon da Chef...


Meet Me in the Bathroom

by Lizzy Goodman

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQ

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the...


Dreaming the Beatles

by Rob Sheffield

NPR Best Book of 2017

Winner of the 2017 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism

“This is the best book about the Beatles ever written”  Mashable

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist...


Substance

by Peter Hook

Includes full set lists not included in the physical edition.

In this final installment of his internationally bestselling three-part memoir—including The Hacienda and Unknown Pleasures—British rocker Peter...


Shock and Awe

by Simon Reynolds

NPR Great Read of 2016

From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania—“the foremost popular music critic of this era (Times Literary Supplement)—comes the definitive cultural history...


Uproot

by Jace Clayton

In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling...


Every Song Ever

by Ben Ratliff

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism....


The Underground Is Massive

by Michaelangelo Matos

Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering...


The Dirty Version

by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess

On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle:...


Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

by Stanley Crouch

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley...


The Stone Roses

by SIMON SPENCE

The Stone Roses captures the magic—and chaos—behind the UK band's rise, fall, and recent resurrection.

The iconic Brit pop band The Stone Roses became an overnight sensation when their 1989 eponymous album...


The Rest Is Noise

Guardian First Book Award 2008, National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2007

by Alex Ross

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward...