The title suggests that this is simply a book of the author's favorite 100 cover versions, and I think that it is rather misleading as the book is far more interesting than that.
As he makes clear in his introduction:
"There is an intended irony and deliberate provocation in the book's title - yes, I know, the whole thing is meaninglessly subjective anyway."
He then goes on to explian that his criteria focused on either the original or cover version being a great song or big hit, but most importantly, that "the backstory is worth retelling". This, for me, was the real joy in this lovely book.
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