Christgau's Record guide: rock albums of the seventies

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Ticknor & Fields, Oct 13, 1981 - Music - 471 pages
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Here is the first and only book to survey the popular music of the decade that brought us rap, hardcore, MTV, new age, new wave, worldbeat, and speed metal -- the decade of Prince, King Sunny Ade, Marshall Crenshaw, DeBarge, The Replacements, Black Uhuru, Husker Du, New Order, Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Madonna, and Public Enemy. Robert Christgau, author of "Rock Albums of the '70s" (also available from Da Capo Press), has earned his place as America's foremeost rock critic by distilling enthusiastic nonstop listing into incisive, knowledgeable, and sometimes hilarious judgements. In this book he reviews and letter-grades some 3000 albums providing a comprehensive guide to the rock, pop, country, rap, blues, rock-related jazz, reggae, and African records of the 1980s.

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Contents

The Guide
3
The Decade
10
Albums of the Seventies
25
Subjects for Further Research
441
ROCK AND ROLL A BASIC RECORD LIBRARY
451
Acknowledgments
470
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