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“Perfecting Sound Forever is an exhaustively researched, extraordinarily inquisitive book that dissects the central question within all music criticism: When we say that something sounds good, what are we really saying? And perhaps more importantly, what are we really hearing?” ―CHUCK KLOSTERMAN
“A compelling look at the birth and evolution of recording, and how it changed the way the world hears itself.” ―MARC WEINGARTEN, Los Angeles Times
“Greg Milner tells the story of recorded music with novelistic verve, ferocious attention to detail, and a soulful ambivalence about our quest for sonic perfection. He shows how great recordings come about not through advances in technology but through a love of the art, and that same love is the motor of his prose.” ―Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise
“You may never listen to Lady Gaga the same way again . . . [Milner is] a gifted storyteller with an ear for absurdity . . . You might not think a book about reverb could thrill. Milner's does.” ―MIKAEL WOOD, Time Out New York
“Very, very, very few books will change the way you listen to music. This is one such book. Read it.” ―JARVIS COCKER
I read this book on the suggestion of Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer. An audiophile as well as a master photographer, Johnston keyed in on one of the outstanding aspects... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ben Rothfeld
I've read lots of books about recording, but this one was the most fun, and interesting to learn about the impact the technology had, not just manufacturing of it.Published 9 months ago by Kris Brzescinski
Incredibly entertaining, in-depth look at music history. Couldn't put it down.Published 11 months ago by Jason Sliger
Really interesting look at the history of recorded sound.Published 14 months ago by Charles F. Steck
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from the perspective of an audiophile. I have recommended it repeatedly to many friends.Published 17 months ago by hifidr
I'm almost done with chapter 2, but am already finding this book very informative and well-researched. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chris K.
One of the best books I've ever read. I would recommend as a Text book in music industry college courses. The only thing missing is an accompanying CD to listen to sound samples. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Evelyn T Simons
Fascinating book that goes into the history of sound recording including somewhat of a philosophical, psychological and sociological perspective along with the nuts and bolts of... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by S. Williams
Looks promising..just haven't had time to get into it. Showed up in good order, though and will be read on the next airplane trip.Published on September 2, 2013 by Fred