By Robert Dimery, Michael Lydon
1001 Albums you want to listen earlier than You Die is a hugely readable checklist of the easiest, crucial, and the main influential pop albums from 1955 via 2003. conscientiously chosen by way of a group of foreign critics, every one album is a groundbreaking paintings seminal to the knowledge and appreciation of track from the Nineteen Fifties to the current. incorporated with each one access are construction info and credit in addition to reproductions of unique album hide paintings. maybe most vital of all, each one album featured comes with an authoritative description of its significance and impression. one of the critics all in favour of deciding on the record are the superior recognized tune reviewers and commentators, together with Theunis Bates (music author for Time and concrete editor at worldpop.com), Jon Harrington (staff author at MTV), Seth Jacobson (writer for Dazed & Confused), in addition to many others.
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