All Time Top 1000 Albums

By: Larkin, Colin

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What is the greatest album of all time? The Beatles' Sgt Pepper? The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds? Or Nirvana's Nevermind? It's a debate that has raged ever since they invented the LP, and that continues as fiercely as ever in the age of CDs and DAT.

The Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums is a book that is as close to a definitive answer as you can get. Editor Colin Larkin, the founder of The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, has sought the votes of as wide a range of people as possible on both sides of the Atlantic: journalists who write about music every week, fans who listen for their own enjoyment, critics who've heard it all before. Combining their opinions with the most significant readers' polls published in magazines and newspapers, this is the poll of polls, the chart of charts.

The result: a compelling reference book with a twist. There is an entry for each of the 1000 albums, including a run-down on the music, full track listing, chart positions where relevant, and recommendations for further listening. There are also lists by genre, including jazz and blues, and lists by key artists -- the top five Neil Young or Bruce Springsteen albums, for example.

All the albums are arranged from #1 to 1000, so you can see who's riding high in the polls and whose popularity has taken a surprising slump. We're not going to give anything away, but it's fascinating to see how Dylan competes with Oasis, and who comes out best in the head-to-head between REM and Radiohead, as well as discovering which campus favorites have out-performed some 50-something legends. All-Time Top 1000 Albums will settle some arguments -- and hopefully start some more.

Title: All Time Top 1000 Albums

Author Name: Larkin, Colin

Categories: BOV - Music - General,

Edition: 8500

Publisher: Virgin Pub: 1998

ISBN Number: 0753502585

ISBN Number 13: 9780753502587

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: IM1085

Description: 0753502585