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1001 stupid titles you must suffer before you dive in,
This review is from: 1001 Albums: You Must Hear Before You Die (1001 Must Before You Die) (Paperback)The stupid title to this book belies what lies between its cliched covers.
Just another hackneyed, generic title to grab the attention of the book-buying masses? Yes, but the gems of music knowledge inside make it worthwhile reading. Good historical context and an enriching blend of obvious classics and under-rated obscurities (ever heard of Moby Grape?) educate and edify, though a bit more of this would not have gone amiss (to avoid this just being one lost list of records).
Author index at the back, Album titles at the front is a nice touch as is an attempt to be bang up to date with some 2005 titles. Well, there's 3 records to consider. 1967 though has about a million....
A good book that will make you buy records.