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  • Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined Americaby James Perone

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Well-known music author James Perone looks at 100 songs that helped tell America's story. He examines why each song became a hit, what cultural and social values it embodies, what issues it touches upon, what audiences it attracted, and what made it such a definitive part of American history and popular culture. The chart-topping singles presented... more...

  • Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyondby Benjamin Brand; David J. Rothenberg

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    The essays in this volume offer diverse, innovative approaches to medieval music and culture. more...

  • Psychedelic Celluloidby Simon Matthews

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    The 60s ? a time when no film or TV programme was without a group, singer or fantastic soundtrack ? a time when London was briefly the film capital of the world. After The Beatles stormed America, every Hollywood and European production company descended on London to be part of the new swinging scene? and they didn?t leave until they?d signed up every... more...

  • Detroit 67by Stuart Cosgrove

    Birlinn 2016; US$ 11.99

    ?Cosgrove weaves a compelling web of circumstance that maps a city struggling with the loss of its youth to the Vietnam War, the hard edge of the civil rights movement and ferocious inner-city rioting . . . a whole-hearted evocation of people and places? ? Independent Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything.... more...

  • Love for Saleby David Hajdu

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 27.99

    A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music critic From the age of song sheets in the late nineteenth-century to the contemporary era of digital streaming, pop music has been our most influential laboratory for social and aesthetic experimentation, changing the world three minutes... more...

  • Shock and Aweby Simon Reynolds

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    From the acclaimed author of Rip It Up and Start Again and Retromania ??the foremost popular music critic of this era ( Times Literary Supplement )?comes the definitive cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in... more...

  • Taylor Swiftby Tyler Conroy

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    A book about Taylor. Made with love. By fans. For fans. Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and... more...

  • Dynamic Duetsby Bob Leszczak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    The second half of the twentieth century saw a great number of powerful vocal pairings as short-lived, but undeniably magical collaborations. With firsthand interviews from many of the artists, readers will enjoy the back story about which duos got along well and which did not, which stayed together or kept in touch, and vice versa. Arranged alphabetically... more...

  • Vinyl Me, Pleaseby Please Vinyl Me

    Octopus 2016; US$ 31.99

    Putting the style in your stylus, Vinyl Me, Please is more than your average book of music recommendations. Brought to you by the vinyl subscription club of the same name - 'the best damn record club there is'* - Vinyl Me, Please is a lively, visually handsome guide to the 100 albums you need to own on vinyl and why, with added extras: cocktail... more...

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Filmby Jayson Beaster-Jones; Natalie Sarrazin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India?s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the subcontinent and the South Asian diaspora. In twelve essays... more...