The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

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Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard
Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Music - 930 pages
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For the first time since 1992, Rolling Stone's definitive classic returns to the scene, completely updated and revised to include the past decade's artists and sounds. When it comes to sorting the truly great from the merely mediocre, the enduring from the fleeting, The New Rolling Stone Album Guide provides music buffs and amateurs alike with authoritative guidance from the best voices in the field. Filled with insightful commentary, it not only reviews the most influential albums of all time, but also features biographical overviews of key artists' careers, giving readers a look at the personalities behind the music.

This fourth edition contains an impressive -- 70 percent -- amount of new material. Readers will find fresh updates to entries on established artists, hundreds of brand-new entries on the people and recordings that epitomize the '90s and the sounds of the 21st century -- from Beck to OutKast to the White Stripes and beyond -- along with a new introduction detailing changes in the music industry.

Celebrating the diversity of popular music and its constant metamorphoses, with thousands of entries and reviews on every sound from blues to techno, The New Rolling Stone Album Guide is the only resource music lovers need to read.

  

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"How do you make an album guide that fits in a book bag?" Bracket asks in the introduction to this door-stopping compendium. "Selectively," he answers. To trim down the possibilities, the editors of ... Read full review

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An excellent reference book. You might not agree with every album review, but Rolling Stone certainly knows how to put things in context. I recommend Rob Sheffield's reviews -- especially his entries on Neil Diamond and Billy Idol. Hilarious. Read full review

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Nathan Brackett is a senior editor at "Rolling Stone, " where he has edited the magazine's record reviews section since 1996.

Christian Hoard is a frequent contributor to "Rolling Stone". He has also written for "The Village Voice, Blender, Spin, " and "The Boston Globe.

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