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101 Essential Rock Records
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2012
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While the book does a great job celebrating the love of all things vinyl and LP, there's so much more going on here. This book, ostensibly about about the golden age of vinyl, has something equally valuable for CD enthusiasts and even digital music fans:a celebration of the role great mind bending life-changing music that crates passionate/opinionated record fanatics.

There are some bold choices (personally I love the inclusion of Laura Nyro's first album) some good argument starters(that's partially the point and part of the fun)and a celebration of under-heralded (and in some cases now vetted) classics by the likes of The Zombies, Skip Spence, and Vashti Bunyan.

The book is like taking a trip to the best record store you've never been to-without veering off into record collector ephemera for its own sake.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2015
know what you're getting -- this is a coffee table book w/ great images of covers and actual vinyl (nice touch) but EXTREMELY light on any history/content or even opinion about the actual album. it's essentially a glorified list. can't quibble much w/ the choices (it's smartly billed as 101 essential ROCK records so it can avoid any pesky r&b, soul, funk and still have credibility). it's nice, too, to have some left-field choices (e.g., pretty things, vashti banyan) and not EVERYTHING be the usual classic rock suspects. still, i expected more commentary -- that part was a disappointment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2013
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This is a must have for any lover's of vinyl records! I learned a lot of things I didn't know about some of the records I already own as well as discovered new albums from reading this book. It makes for a great coffee table book (albeit rather large) and a great conversation starter. If you have any love of vinyl or the history of rock music then you want to own this book.
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on January 26, 2013
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A little too representative of the classic rock generation, but I imagine those who concerned about a coffee table that needs the right adornment will find the selection suitable. Certainly worked well for me and the person who enjoyed it as a gift.
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on September 17, 2014
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I bought this as a gift for my husband, who is a vinyl collector. He loves it. Lots of great stories and album covers. I can tell his collection will grow because of this book.
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on February 11, 2015
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This was a perfect present for a record/LP collector. Definitely some interesting music album trivia and album covers that you don't see much anymore. He loves it!
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on June 28, 2014
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It's a great addition and super exciting to read. It's definitely been worth the purchase. It's an easy read and filled with so much info.
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on January 13, 2015
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A gift for my husband who Loves all types of music.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
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Interesting collection of albums and there covers. Rated, based on the musical content and effect on music that followed its release. Many great albums, some I'm not familiar with. In the end though, one man's opinion. I'm sure the list would vary.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2013
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While it does include a lot of GREAT artists and their albums...it misses quite a few of the classics. Looks impressive on the coffee table and a good conversation starter.
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