This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.
Memory Drawings in Film and Print: 'Seth's Dominion'
Glam Is Good
Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only
On Speaking to Southerners About Southerners
‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes
The xx: I See You
"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.