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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books (August 9, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184195067X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841950679
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #963,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Mojo Collection is subtitled The Ultimate Music Companion and it is an apt title.
P Magnum
The writings also can give significant insights into the personalities and even the lives of the artists involved in a way most record guides never could do.
mianfei
A comprehensive compendium of the greatest albums ever recorded, according to the fine folks at MOJO magazine.
J. C. Clark

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By ED on January 7, 2003
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If you are interested to hear the opinion of the best albums of all time, from the writers of the highly respected British music magazine 'MOJO', then look no further. Arranged in (rather sensibly) chronological order (I hate when writers try to categorize music!), this very informative guide is a must-have for the serious music fan. A page (sometimes more) is devoted to each album, and each description includes the writers opinion, the story behind each album, full track listing, UK and US single releases, chart placings and a list of other notable albums by the artist in question.
This is not a collection to be devoured in a single sitting, but rather is a 'coffee-table' resource to be read at leisure.
Extremely well-written and highly informative, if "The Greatest Albums of All Time" does not inspire you to run to the nearest record store then I will eat my "Pet Sounds' Box Set.
Enjoy!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 15, 2003
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This collection is indispensible, overkill and then some for list freaks and music junkies on both sides of the Atlantic. If you care about music enough to know the crucial stuff from the crucial bands by heart, this will instantly complete the necessary remainder of your soon-to-be vast musical knowledge.
Now, mind you, this book is not without its blunders. Too many of these records are out of print, or only available on vinyl, although the trend of reissuing many of these albums seems to be suspiciously coming about (perhaps that Gilmore Girls Episode did the trick...). Meanwhile, sections at the end about compilations, soundtracks, obscure reggae collections and a structureless easy listening essay only serve to make things more confusing--stick with the main section, as the book's introduction reccomends. Finally, a few guilty pleasures and obscurities, such as Toto IV and Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Jajouka, are included over such classics as Let it Bleed & Beggars Banquet, Rubber Soul & With The Beatles, Led Zeppelin I & II, This Year's Model & Armed Forces, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, In Utero, 69 Love Songs, and anything by Squeeze, Janis Joplin, Joe Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Post-Eno Roxy Music, non-liveatfolsomprison Johnny Cash, the Housemartins/Beautiful South, the Wu-Tang Clan, or non-Aja/Can't Buy A Thrill Steely Dan. But since you're a music fan who's willing to pick this up, chances are you've already heard all those, and thus your problems are all solved.
A note--there are 592 albums in the book's main body, not 600. If I'm wrong, somebody PLEASE post a correction on this page.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Clark on December 27, 2001
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Are you kidding me?! Buy this book, borrow this book, steal this book. If you love music, all music, listening to it, playing it, buying it, learning about it, dreaming about it, you cannot go wrong acquiring this essential tome. A comprehensive compendium of the greatest albums ever recorded, according to the fine folks at MOJO magazine. They love music and they're just begging for you to love it as much as they. Not only a listing of the best albums, but why they are the best albums. New information on familiar titles, unfamiliar listings, things that'll make you want to delve deeper into an artist's catalog or a genre. You need to get one for your "friend" who thinks Jewel is a poet, Puff Daddy is a rapper & Garth Brooks is country, we all know people like that, heck that might be you. Anyway, this book will broaden any music aficionado's horizons. Enjoy!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Finefrock VINE VOICE on December 13, 2002
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Quite simply, if you own over 200 CD's(LP's, Cassettes, whatever) and take great pride in your collection, you must buy this book. Mojo magazine, the British arbiter of taste in Rock and Roll has it's list of the greatest albums of all time, complete with stories of what went on behind the scenes during their recording. From the obvious to the obscure, the list compiled here will delight the music fan. I will not quibble with the selection(there are a number that I would eliminate and dozens that I would add), just enjoy the information and hopefully discover a number of artists and recording that I would otherwise not know about.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 2002
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Ever since I got this book my life has changed. It is like the bible of music, I have purchased a lot of the CD's listed in the book, specially from the 60's and 70's and most of them are absolutely the best ones of their kind, if you are a music fan do not hesitate to purchase this estraordinary publication.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 1, 2001
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The Mojo Collection is subtitled The Ultimate Music Companion and it is an apt title. This book culls together what the UK magazine deems to be 600 must own albums for any music fan. Some of the choices are obvious, some obscure, but it is the reviews of each disk that make the book worth reading. Insightful, interesting, entertaining and a must read for all serious music fans.
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