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This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You By Susan Rogers, Ogi Ogas Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393541250
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

One of the Next Big Idea Club's Favorite Nonfiction Books
A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2022

A legendary record producer–turned–brain scientist explains why you fall in love with music.


Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story By Joe Coscarelli Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982107888
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2022

A modern epic about the most consequential music culture today, Atlanta rap—a masterful, street-level story of art, money, race, class, and salvation from acclaimed New York Times reporter Joe Coscarelli.

From mansions to trap houses, office buildings to strip clubs, Atlanta is defined by its rap music.


Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres By Kelefa Sanneh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525559610
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2022

One of Oprah Daily's 20 Favorite Books of 2021 • Selected as one of Pitchfork's Best Music Books of the Year

One of the best books of its kind in decades.The Wall Street Journal


Bands do BK: A Guide to Brooklyn, by Bands, for Everyone By Sam Sumpter Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781735145846
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Published: Lit Riot Press, LLC - September 6th, 2022

Enter Sandwich: Some Kind of Vegan Cooking with No Connection to Metallica By Automne Zingg (Illustrator), Joshua Ploeg Cover Image
By Automne Zingg (Illustrator), Joshua Ploeg
$14.95
ISBN: 9781648410543
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - May 10th, 2022

Reclaiming Calliope: Freeing the Female Voice through Undomesticated Singing By Fides Krucker Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623177065
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 2nd, 2022

The practice and politics of the unfettered female voice--reclaiming your power through voice, song, and opera-inspired exercises.


Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk By Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802125361
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Published: Grove Press - August 9th, 2016

"Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time."--Time Out New York

"Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching . . . Resounds with authenticity."--The New York Times


Why Patti Smith Matters (Music Matters) By Caryn Rose Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781477320112
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 31st, 2022

Patti Smith arrived in New York City at the end of the Age of Aquarius in search of work and purpose. What she found—what she fostered—was a cultural revolution. Through her poetry, her songs, her unapologetic vocal power, and her very presence as a woman fronting a rock band, she kicked open a door that countless others walked through.


Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm By Dan Charnas Cover Image
$30.00
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ISBN: 9780374139940
Published: MCD - February 1st, 2022

WINNER OF THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“This book is a must for everyone interested in illuminating the idea of unexplainable genius.” —QUESTLOVE


It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World That Made Him By Justin Tinsley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419750311
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Published: Abrams Press - May 10th, 2022

Culture journalist Justin Tinsley’s It Was All a Dream is “a deeply reported saga of the ephemeral, yet colorful, life of The Notorious B.I.G.” (USA Today).
 
The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most charismatic and talented artists of the 1990s.


The Philosophy of Modern Song By Bob Dylan Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781451648706
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2022

The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan’s first book of new writing since 2004’s Chronicles: Volume One—and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music.


A Book of Days By Patti Smith Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593448540
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Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids and M Train, featuring more than 365 images and reflections that chart Smith’s singular aesthetic—inspired by her wildly popular Instagram.


Prince: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track By Benoît Clerc Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9781784728243
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - November 8th, 2022

A new, definitive look at one of music's greatest songbooks by an expert author

The latest book in the bestselling All the Songs series, this is the most in-depth exploration of Prince's songs ever written.

Spanning nearly 50 years of albums, EPs, B-sides, and more, read the full story behind all of the songs that Prince ever released.


Acid for the Children: A Memoir By Flea, Patti Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Flea, Patti Smith (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781455530540
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 20th, 2022

With "virtuosic vulnerability" (The Atlantic), the iconic bassist and Red Hot Chili peppers co-founder pens a New York Times bestselling love letter to his wild Los Angeles youth in his raw and riveting coming-of-age memoir, now in paperback.


What's Good: Notes on Rap and Language By Daniel Levin Becker Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780872868762
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Published: City Lights Books - February 1st, 2022

A NEW YORKER & GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A love letter to the verbal artistry of hip-hop, What's Good is a work of passionate lyrical analysis