Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres

Harper. Nov. 2018. 528p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780062688880. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062688897. MUSIC
Fans of rock music who engage in long conversations about the relative merits of bands may find this slim volume from rock journalist King the resource they didn't know they needed. Each of the genre entries begins with a brief description of the origins and history of the music type. Short lists such as "pioneer tracks," "other key players," and "crossover tracks" provide eager readers with a music finding aid, listing key tracks in each genre, the names of other important rock acts, and relevant songs from other music styles.
VERDICT Recommended to all interested in the history of rock music, those looking for new music recommendations, and anyone who wants to improve their rock and roll vocabulary.—Todd Spires, Bradley Univ. Lib., Peoria, IL
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