100 albums that changed popular music : a reference guide
- Chris Smith.
- Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
- Physical description
- xxi, 277 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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- Smith, Chris, 1968-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -263) and index.
- The birth of the long player, 1952-1962
- Stop, hey, what's that sound?, 1963-1967
- A bridge over troubled water, 1968-1971
- Take it to the limit, 1972-1976
- The modern dance, 1977-1985
- Welcome to the jungle, 1986-1990
- Smells like teen spirit, 1991-2000.
Whether on vinyl or MP3, the album has become an integral part of our cultural history. "100 Albums That Changed Popular Music" tells the stories behind the most groundbreaking, influential, and often controversial albums ever recorded. Among the featured: "Pet Sounds" (The Beach Boys), "What's Going On" (Marvin Gay), "London Calling" (The Clash), "No Fences" (Garth Brooks), and "The Chronic" (Dr. Dre). Narrative chapters in this chronologically organized volume describe how the albums reflected the political, social, and economic culture of the era. Individual entries discuss the albums' histories, the inspiration behind their creation, and why they continue to stand the test of time.
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- 0313338256 (alk. paper)
- 9780313338250 (alk. paper)
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