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Published: 14 April 2009

304 Pages

7 X 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195373714

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101 Albums that Changed Popular Music

Chris Smith

Here are the stories behind the most influential albums ever recorded, ranging from The Anthology of American Folk Music (1952) to Elephant (2003) by The White Stripes. Organized chronologically to capture the flow of culture from one album to the next, this volume reveals how these hundred-plus classic recordings reflected--and sometimes changed--the political, social, and economic culture of their eras. A timeline of important events, a selected bibliography for further reading, and an appendix of albums that almost made the cut round out this volume.


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