Music Books - 2021 Bestsellers - Page 2

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Ice-T (Foreword by), Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419718182
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Published: Abrams Image - October 13th, 2015

New York Times Bestseller - Washington Post Bestseller - Pitchfork Book Club selection

The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year.


Music Is History Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419751431
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Published: Abrams Image - October 19th, 2021

Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.


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Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781250800084
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Published: Picador - September 28th, 2021

Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence.


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Year of the Monkey Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984898920
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Riveting, elegant, humorous—this "picaresque voyage through Patti Smith’s dreams and life, blending fiction and reality, conjured characters and actual ones” (The New York Times) is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times. Illustrated by Smith’s signature Polaroids.


Learn the basics of music theory in this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide.

From classical to hard rock, and jazz to hip hop, music is constantly evolving, but many of the basics have stayed the same.


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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé


Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir Cover Image
$31.00
ISBN: 9780306925429
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Published: Hachette Books - September 28th, 2021

Uncover never-before-told stories in this epic tale of self-discovery by a Rock n Roll disciple and member of the E Street Band.

What story begins in a bedroom in suburban New Jersey in the early '60s, unfolds on some of the country's largest stages, and then ranges across the globe, demonstrating over and over again how Rock and Roll has the power to change the world for


The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics Cover Image
By Jim Morrison, Tom Robbins (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780063028975
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Published: Harper Design - June 8th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks.


Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781797205090
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 17th, 2020

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.

As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives.


Billie Eilish Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781538720479
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 11th, 2021

Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish shares an intimate inside look at her life—both on and off the stage—in this stunning, photo-filled book.

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd.


The History of Jazz Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780190087210
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2021

An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's universally acclaimed history of jazz, with a wealth of new insight on this music's past, present, and future.


Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250770288
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 27th, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW CHAPTER

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.