All Music Guide: The Definitive Guide to Popular Music

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Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Всего страниц: 1491
(Book). From folk to avant-garde to world music, this fun-to-browse book easily guides readers to more than 20,000 great recordings by over 4,000 artists through thorough reviews and ratings. Arranged by genre (the book covers 16 styles in all), each section provides informed essays on how the music evolved and its various styles, intriguing artist biographies, and insightful reviews and ratings of the top recordings. The lives and work of major artists are described in depth. Easy-to-read "music maps" chart the development of each genre, its key players, and their influences. Now in its fourth edition, this authoritative reference highlights "essential collection" albums as well as "first purchase" recordings to help listeners buy CDs. Nearly 1,500 info-packed pages! "Makes you delirious with knowledge." Entertainment Weekly "The most useful single volume your money can buy." Mojo
 

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The first and best of these guides. Though the number of albums listed can be annoyingly few for some artists, the reviews tend to be a lot better than in later editions--partially because this was ... Читать весь отзыв

All music guide: the definitive guide to popular music

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Given the comprehensiveness, popularity, and timeliness of the free All Music Guide web site (www.allmusic.com), one wonders whether an abridged print version is needed. Still, it's hard to ignore the ... Читать весь отзыв

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Introduction
1964
List of Contributors
1965
Rock
1967
Rap
Blue
Gospel
Country
Bluegrass
Cajun
World Music
Reggae
Soundtracks
Vocal Music
Easy Listening
Avant Garde
Jazz

Folk
Celtic British Isles

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