More than just a list of what contributions were worth the studio hours, "1001 Albums" is packed with insights into why each album is significant, the key tracks, the circumstances of its creation, the critical reception in its day, and why it stands the test of time. The text contains fascinating anecdotes that will amaze even the most dedicated muso. Written by top UK and US music journalists, "1001 Albums" covers the period from the late '50s, when albums began to be considered as an oeuvre, to the early twenty-first century, when inspiration drawn from bands of the '60s once again defined the musical landscape.With albums from Elvis Presley to The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, Ray Price, the Beach Boys, Dr. Dre, Pharcyde, Sonic Youth and the Zutons, "1001 Albums" covers all the works that have formed part of the soundtracks to all our lives, at one point or another. In short, no other publication crams so much endlessly readable information and insight into one volume. 
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