The Encyclopedia of Popular MusicColin Larkin (editor)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 8904
Weight: 16845 g
Dimensions: 391 x 272 x 309 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
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 *
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