Summary: The ultimate guide to the artists and recordings that really rock.
Now in its third edition, the All Music Guide to Rock is the definitive record guide, offering expert advice for rock music in all its incarnations. Comprehensive, yet easy to use, this thoroughly revised and updated guide offers insightful information about favorite artists and recordings, while shining a spotlight on forgotten gems.
From Roy Orbison to Radiohead, this guide cove ...show morers it all, capturing the evolution of rock & roll and its split into a dizzying array of specialty niches. Over 14,000 albums have been reviewed and rated by AMG's music critics as they guide you through the ever-growing range of recordings, including compilations, box sets, reissues, and collections from the past and present. You'll also find concise biographies of over 2,000 artists, as well as educational essays and "music maps" which chart the evolution of a musical style, highlighting its key performers and influences.
The All Music Guide to Rock is the cornerstone of any record collector's library. From pointing the way to Bob Dylan's greatest albums, to making sense of the Grateful Dead's extensive discography, to revealing the essential Chuck Berry, to exploring lo-fi pioneers like Pavement, the All Music Guide to Rock will take you on a journey through the greatest rock music ever recorded. Along the way you'll discover hidden treasures from throughout rock's history, from rockabilly wildcats to obscure foreign psychedelic rock. If you think you've heard it all, the All Music Guide to Rock will prove otherwise. If you love rock & roll, this is the guide for you.