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The Best Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 4:00 PM

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.

//Columns

That Thing That Makes Funk Funky: 'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown'
18 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

James Brown – an untrained musician, mind you, operating on not much more than feel, instinct and desire – revolutionized black pop music, setting off depth charges that would still be exploding a decade hence.

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James Brown was a key social figure whose life intersected with significant racial trends
29 Mar 2012 // 6:35 AM

Music is well said to be the speech of angels, the 18th-century Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle wrote. But then, he never spent any time with

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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