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    Driven by the notion that the more you love music, the more music you love, Tom Moon delivers a smart, passionate guide to the 1,000 recordings every intrepid music-lover should hear at least once. And even if we never quite get around to picking up a copy of Propellerheads' DecksandDrumsandRockandRoll, we will be utterly absorbed in the description of its mind-bending Big Beat electronica.

    1,000 RECORDINGS does for music what the bestselling phenomenon 1,000 Places to See Before You Die did for travel. It draws readers into learning more about their own musical favorites and provides a jumping-off point to explore new artists and sounds. This user-friendly guide covers every type of music—rock to classical, blues to country, hip-hop to world.

    Moon — a long-time critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" — interviewed hundreds of musicians and spent three years creating his list of 1,000 peak listening experiences. He arranges the entries alphabetically, encouraging readers to step outside the comfort zone of their favorite genres. Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 is side by side with Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. Blues giant B. B. King's Live at the Regal shares a page spread with The Kinks' The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society. And heavy metal's Metallica follows the mystic composer, Olivier Messiaen.

    1,000 RECORDINGS is certain to spark debate: Billy Joel fans will cry foul that he did not make the cut, and others will question why Britney Spears belongs in the pantheon. (Bring it on! A companion website, www.1000recordings.com, will provide an outlet for comments and feedback.) The important thing is that 1,000 RECORDINGS will awaken the seeker in all of us—inspiring listeners to pursue new sounds while reconfirming the greatness of the classics.
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    Normally I think these lists (like the EW and RS) are lame, but Moon works with NPR, so it can't be that bad. I'm trying to find an easily readable text list but no luck so far... either way, OK Computer is on there, but no Kid A grrrr.

    Let the outrage begin...
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    I just picked up a book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die." It's not a half bad list until you get into the 90s. Then they start inexplicably throwing in Limp Bizkit. Still, it's fun to leaf through.

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    gotta step out to run errands but I will dive in when I return.
    I'm actually looking forward to this.
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    There is no Boards of Canada. This list is a fail. Bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    There is no Boards of Canada.
    that is unacceptable.
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    Meh. I thought this was about concert recordings and bootlegs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    I just picked up a book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die." It's not a half bad list until you get into the 90s. Then they start inexplicably throwing in Limp Bizkit. Still, it's fun to leaf through.
    ewww... maybe their theory was "how can you know what's good until you know what's bad"

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    Got as far as ABBA Gold then lost interest. Maybe I'll try again later.
    Upcoming shows:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Got as far as ABBA Gold then lost interest. Maybe I'll try again later.
    Yeah its very TL;DR

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    Take a chance on me.
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    no 1812 Overture!
    fail
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    At least on the 1001 albums to hear, Ministry and Killing Joke are mentioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    There is no Boards of Canada. This list is a fail. Bye.
    Boards of Canada: the Yanni it's hip to like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto73 View Post
    Boards of Canada: the Yanni it's hip to like.
    holy shit, that's perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    no 1812 Overture!
    fail
    I can't imagine Tchaikovsky even making a top 1000 classical albums list... for good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    I can't imagine Tchaikovsky even making a top 1000 classical albums list... for good reason.
    he's on this list 3 times
    i dunno much classical music, but me likes Tchaikovsky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    he's on this list 3 times
    i dunno much classical music, but me likes Tchaikovsky.
    Seriously? I haven't looked at the list, but that's fairly ridiculous. He's the Peppermint Patty of classical music...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    he's on this list 3 times
    i dunno much classical music, but me likes Tchaikovsky.
    Just picked up Andre Previn's Tchaikovsky's ballets. It's rocking, in a standing on your tip toes kind of way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Seriously? I haven't looked at the list, but that's fairly ridiculous. He's the Peppermint Patty of classical music...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Seriously? I haven't looked at the list, but that's fairly ridiculous. He's the Peppermint Patty of classical music...

    ahahahahaha! This is true
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    He's the Peppermint Patty of classical music...
    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    ahahahahaha! This is true
    So he is delicious and refreshing...?
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    Wait, there's another Air?
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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