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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Encyclopedia of Popular Music (10 Vols)) [Englisch] [Gebundene Ausgabe]

Colin Larkin
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20. November 2006 Encyclopedia of Popular Music (10 Vols)
First published in 1990, the critically acclaimed Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken on the subject. This authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop. Entries cover popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music Festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. From Whitesnake to White Stripes, R.E.M. to Blink-182, and from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, Now in its fourth edition, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music has something informative and clever to say about everyones favourite group or artist.

Produktinformation

  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 8904 Seiten
  • Verlag: Oxford Univ Pr; Auflage: 0004 (20. November 2006)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0195313739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0397518487
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 38,1 x 27,3 x 30,5 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (2 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 902.746 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Pressestimmen

Larkin works virtually single-handed, and is to be congratulated on his achievement. Liz Thomson, The Independent Without question the most useful reference work on popular music Jools Holland of the previous edition) Besides being a fascinating, arm-stretching achievement, this extraordinary work is testament to editor Colin Larkin's indefatigable belief in the power of music. This is simply a must-have for anyone interested in the broad church of popular music. Patrick Humphries, Record Collector The ultimate pantheon of pop. Record Collector Remarkably up-to-date...this is an acquisition without equal for all academic and public libraries and will easily replace either edition. Library Journal. Starred Review (of the previous edition) It is fun and informative, and essential for any library that serves readers interested in popular music. Choice (of the previous edition) The Longest love letter to music- Tony Parsons Daily Telegraph (of the previous edition) A work of almost frightening completeness The Times of the previous edition) Very possibly the best rock reference book ever Q Magazine (of the previous edition) Above criticism the meticulous accuracy is infuriating The Guardian (of the previous edition) [The Encyclopedia of Popular Music is] the popular music equivalent to the New Grove Dictionary of Music, and as such has no equal in or put of print... Library Journal (of the previous edition) Larkin's precise and finely-tuned critical apparatus allows him (and us) to form a judgement that transcends the fleeting character of many acts. Norman Lebrecht Those even remotely interested in any sort of popular music or popular culture in general will find this a treasure trove of information. Nothing remotely as comprehensive on the topic exists. A most enjoyable read and an essential purchase for all libraries. Library Journal

Synopsis

First published in 1990, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the largest project ever undertaken on the subject. This authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists covers popular music from 1900 to the present, including folk, blues, world music, rock, heavy metal, techno, reggae, and hip hop. Edited and largely written by Colin Larkin, it is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative - and incredibly fun to read. Critically acclaimed in its previous three editions, the Fourth Edition will not disappoint fans seeking authoritative and reliable information about popular music from around the world. Expanded to ten volumes, the new edition contains 6,000 new entries and extensive revisions and updates throughout the existing text, yielding 50% more material than the 1998 Third Edition. In addition to thousands of biographical entries, this A-Z reference also includes entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.The text also features a special section of album entries, focusing on the most critically significant offerings.

From Grateful Dead to The Killers, from Whitesnake to White Stripes, from R.E.M. to Blink-182, from The Jazz Singer to Jerry Springer - The Opera, and from Bye Bye Birdie to Rent, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition has something informative and clever to say about everyone's favourite performer. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music will also be available online from November 2007.


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My local library has a copy of this, and if you're lucky, your library does as well. If not, you are missing out, assuming you don't have the 700-plus bucks to slap down for this baby. The editors thoroughly trace the careers of most of the artists you could probably name off the top off your head and rates them from one to five stars. The star ratings in particular are much improved over the previous releases that included the ratings. Fairly comprehensive; I'll only complain that he includes several cheesy Christian heavy metal groups of the eighties and fails to mention any vital Christian artists who actually made great music (There actually are some, like Adam Again, Daniel Amos, or Mark Heard). A special delight is the excellent balance between British and American tastes, not leaning one way more than the other between the (at times) very different critical camps on either side of the Atlantic. Check out your public library for this one, and bring plenty of change to make copies of your favorite entries. Colin would probably kill you, but I won't tell...
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Dieses großvolumige und schwere Nachschlagewerk ist eine einzige Fundgrube für alle Freunde der Pop- und Rockmusik. Ich empfinde sie vor allem als eine großartige Ergänzung zu Whitburns "Billboard"-Bänden. Mehr braucht der "normale" Interessent nicht: Endlich erhält der Leser auch ausführlichere biografische Angaben zu den einzelnen Interpreten, abgesehen davon, dass die Auflistung der Singles/Titel schon allein stöbernswert ist. Den Preis kann man angesichts der Fülle der gelieferten Fakten nur als "Schnäppchen" bezeichnen. Zugreifen!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent reference, very reasonable price 24. Oktober 2007
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This is the best type of reference book: fun to browse in and reliable. (Warning: You'll want to buy a lot of CDs after looking at this book.)

The coverage of this selection from the complete 10-volume set is impeccable; I found very few omissions that I could quibble with. There are some typos and mistakes (how could there not be?), but almost none in the information relevant to the purpose of the book. All of the articles I have read succeed in Larkin's aim of steering a course between an "encyclopediese" recitation of dry facts and the overopinionated critical writing that pop music often suffers from.

The selection does favor English and American artists, but most users of the book will probably not find this a major limitation. The authors are at least aware of this byproduct of U.S. pop cultural hegemony.

The five-star rating system for albums is relatively new and still has some rough edges: when the author of an article doesn't avail him- or herself of it, the result is that all the albums are rated equally. Since the system is most useful in relative terms (Blonde on Blonde versus, say, Nashville Skyline) and unavoidably subjective, it would be better to omit the stars altogether if the author of an article doesn't want to make distinctions. But it's a small point.

It is hard to imagine how this could be better in any substantial way.
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Von Lovblad - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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While of course not as exhaustive as the Encyclopedia of Modern Music from which it comes (but who can afford that?) this is one of the best books of its kind around. For those who knows the writing in Colin Larkin;s books they will know that it belongs to the trusty excellence of British rock-writing. It is extensively annotated and now even provides with stars rating the records (however this may be a mistake since there are other guides that have done a better job in that). This book is splendid and affordable and much preferable to the Rolling Stone encyclopedia for instance which is shockingly incomplete and not as well written. A must for any serious music fan...who might want to consider forking out the 1000 plus dollars for the encyclopedia....I am saving up for one.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Utterly Amazing and, Unfortunately, Utterly Out of Reach 8. Februar 1999
Von lbangs - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
My local library has a copy of this, and if you're lucky, your library does as well. If not, you are missing out, assuming you don't have the 700-plus bucks to slap down for this baby. The editors thoroughly trace the careers of most of the artists you could probably name off the top off your head and rates them from one to five stars. The star ratings in particular are much improved over the previous releases that included the ratings. Fairly comprehensive; I'll only complain that he includes several cheesy Christian heavy metal groups of the eighties and fails to mention any vital Christian artists who actually made great music (There actually are some, like Adam Again, Daniel Amos, or Mark Heard). A special delight is the excellent balance between British and American tastes, not leaning one way more than the other between the (at times) very different critical camps on either side of the Atlantic. Check out your public library for this one, and bring plenty of change to make copies of your favorite entries. Colin would probably kill you, but I won't tell...
4.0 von 5 Sternen Very good reference book. 20. Dezember 2013
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Like: well written, both style and content; very detailed. Dislike: disagree with some ratings (minor); layout too cluttered (may just be electronic format). Not quite up there with the Rolling Stone Album Guide and the Rough Guide to Rock, but close.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Best Music Guide Ever 14. November 2013
Von David Lindsay - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This review refers to The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th Concise Edition). It has over 3000 entries, 1600 pages, and was published in 2007.

This is the best guide to popular music that I have ever owned. Although it claims to cover all forms of popular music including jazz, folk, and latin, it is really a rock and pop guide. Only the most famous jazz artists are included. Most entries tend to find something positive to say about each artist, which is a nice touch since a lot of music criticism tends towards bitchiness. There is biographical information on each of the artists and bands. Their albums are rated with a star system that reflects the editors' view of the place of each album within the artist's body of work. However, 5 star albums are described as magnificent and timeless. The authors claim they belong in every comprehensive record collection. Ignoring compilations: the Beatles have 7 have 5 star albums, Bob Dylan 8, Neil Young 4,and Sting 0.

I seem to share similar tastes to the authors, because I agree with their ratings about 90% of the time. I can't say that about the ratings issued by the All Music Guide. There are inevitably some omissions, but it is impossible to include everybody. The major artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles are well represented. A lot of underrated British artists like John Martyn and Michael Chapman are included even though they have never enjoyed much popular success.

It is a well-written tome so it is easy to spend hours just wading through the entries. I would recommend this book to any pop/rock fan.
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