This volume is a tribute to the vinyl album and celebrates 101 of rock s most influential records - from The Beatles' 1963 debut Please Please Me - through the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks (1977.)
Hangin' Tough, the second album by the New Kids on the Block, has sold more than seventeen million copies worldwide since it was released in 1988. But the album and the band have also been dismissed, derided and deemed uncool by the music establishment.
Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull are one of rock's most enduring bands. Their 1971 album Aqualung, with its provocative lyrical content and continuous musical shifts, is widely considered to be one of the most influential records in the progressive rock canon. It's also an album that can handle many different interpretations. Learn More
Tracing the creation of Exile on Main St. from the original songwriting done while touring America through the final editing in Los Angeles, Bill Janovitz explains how an album recorded by a British band in a villa on the French Riviera is pure American rock & roll. Learn More
The love that is the subject of DUSTY IN MEMPHIS is different from the love of her earlier songs: It is a love that is all at once diffuse, dark, unpredictable, ecstatic, and a terrible deal. Learn More
Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture, illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept album about love and the fall of man. Learn More
Radio City (the book) is the improbable but true story of an ardent fan who gets close enough to Alex Chilton, the prime architect of the best power pop album ever made outside of Abbey Road Studios, to see what’s on the other side of genius, fame, and expectations. Learn More