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Brian Eno's Another Green World

by Geeta Dayal

Through interviews and archival research, Geeta Dayal untangles how this extraordinary album foreshadowed the future of electronic music.


Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me

by Nick Attfield

An in-depth study of the visceral slacker classic from 1987, an album that influenced enormously the nascent alternative scene.


DJ Shadow's Endtroducing

by Eliot Wilder

What resonated about Endtroducing when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the mooring of the known and sails off into an uncharted territory...


Nirvana's In Utero

by Gillian G. Gaar

the full story behind the creation of In Utero is told for the first time.


Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

by Kevin Courrier

This book examines how Beefheart's incomparable opus is informed by a variety of diverse sources.


Slint's Spiderland

by Scott Tennent

A thorough history of Slint, and the Louisville scene that surrounded the band, leading up to and focusing on the creation of their masterpiece, Spiderland.


Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

by Drew Daniel

�Drew Daniel creates an exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts


33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1

by David Barker

This is a great-looking, impact-sized paperback, compiling extracts from the first 20 books in our 33 1/3 series.


Madness' One Step Beyond...

by Terry Edwards

Through extensive interviews with the band, as well as producers Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley, Terry Edwards tells the inside story of how Madness rose to be the most successful singles band of the 1980s in...


Black Sabbath's Master of Reality

by John Darnielle

Black Sabbath's Master of Reality has maintained remarkable historical status over several generations; it's a touchstone for the directionless, and common coin for young men and women who've felt excluded from...


Pavement's Wowee Zowee

by Bryan Charles

A compelling examination of the classic Pavement album, including interviews with all band members and record label staff.


The Rolling Stones' Some Girls

by Cyrus R.K. Patell

A fascinating look at the Stones in the late 70s - inspired by a year just spent in the disco/punk cauldron of New York City.


Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

by Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at...


Danger Mouse's The Grey Album

by Charles Fairchild

This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his 'art project' was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital...


Michael Jackson's Dangerous

by Susan Fast

Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold,...


Groove: A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance

by Tiger C. Roholt

Written by an experienced drummer and philosopher, Groove is a vivid and exciting study of one of music's most central and relatively unexplored aspects. Tiger C. Roholt explains why grooves, which are forged...


Portraits in Jazz: 80 Profiles of Jazz Legends, Renegades and Revolutionaries

by Howard Reich

Howard Reich has reported on jazz for the Chicago Tribune for almost four decades, and in this time he has met musicians both celebrated and obscure. From his exclusive interviews with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett,...


Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, Histories, Places: Memories, Histories, Places

by Sara Cohen, Robert Knifton & Marion Leonard

This volume examines the location of memories and histories of popular music and its multiple pasts, exploring the different 'places' in which popular music can be situated, including the local physical site,...


Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener

by David Toop

A major new work from one of the world's most erudite, intellectual, and influential thinkers and writers about sound and music.


Morrissey: The Pageant of His Bleeding Heart

by Gavin Hopps

The first full-length scholarly study of Morrissey's career - as a writer, performer, and troublemaker.