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u/JustinJSrisuk · 1 pointr/popheads

The following is a list of good reference books that all feature a compilation of some of the most important albums, songs, artists and album art in the history of popular music. All of the books offer biographical information, discographies, critical analysis, historical context and trivia on the albums, songs and artists that they cover. As no single tome can be truly comprehensive, it's a good idea to invest in at least a couple of these books so that you'll be able to get a better picture of the most influential music of the past. Thankfully, most of the books can be found very cheaply, usually for under ten bucks for a used copy - and they're fun for any Pophead to browse to learn more about pop music.

All Music Guide: The Definitive Guide To Popular Music, 4th Edition

The Mojo Collection: The Greatest Albums of All Time... and How They Happened - Irvin/McLear
Mojo Collection (newer edition) - Irvin/McLear

101 Albums that Changed Popular Music - Chris Smith

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die - Robert Dimery

1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download - Robert Dimery

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide - Brackett/Hoard

The Rough Guide Book of Playlists, 2nd edition (Rough Guide Reference)

The Trouser Press Record Guide

1001 Songs: The Great Songs of All Time and the Artists, Stories and Secrets Behind Them - Toby Creswell

Time Out 1000 Songs to Change Your Life

The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955–-1995 - Morgan/Wardle

u/lightnewworlds · 16 pointsr/popheads

A couple of key things that can make a difference here: finding songs that fit your personal taste, and reading informative translations.

With the lyrics, you can miss out on a lot if you don’t know the full context, meanings, wordplay, etc. For annotated translations that explain these things, I recommend Muish and Doolsetbangtan. There is more intricacy and depth to many of their lyrics than people often realize.

Speaking of their lyrics, if you’re interested in lyrical analysis and/or psychology, you can check out this podcast episode of Jungian analyst Murray Stein analyzing the translated lyrics of BTS’ most recent album Map of the Soul: Persona, which was inspired by his book about the theories of psychologist Carl Jung, also called Map of the Soul.

As for song recommendations, I suggest checking out this 25-song guide co-written by Kim Youngdae, a Korean music critic who knows their discography very well and wrote an extensive book analyzing their music. The guide includes a few sentences about each song’s style and content, so you can look through the list, see if anything catches your eye, and give it a listen. BTS’ discography is pretty diverse, so even if some songs aren't for you, you might find others that are. If not, of course that's okay too.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

u/amandalikesvinyl · 4 pointsr/popheads

this book is super interesting in regards to his beginnings (esp. re: Denniz Pop) - Katy Perry era, it was a super fun & easy read too

u/nahtazu · 15 pointsr/popheads

I double majored in Physics and Music simply because those were my interests, they didn't really directly apply to my job pursuit. I think as far as getting a foot in the door internships are paramount. Look up some artists you like and see who manages them or who their record label is. If they have an internship application great: apply. If they don't, send an email to whoever you can get a hold of there asking about internships.

Your marketing degree definitely makes you more qualified! I'd advise doing some research on the fields that specifically interest you. For example, if you're looking to get into music, read Donald Passman's All You Need To Know About The Music Business.

u/JunkyGS · 9 pointsr/popheads

Going to sound harsh, but its because I respect your friend (and you) to tell him what he needs to do if he is serious about music. His vocals are the worst part of most of the songs I would strongly consider taking voice lessons, mixing is off on most of the songs, he over relies on samples to carry some of the songs, his flow is incredibly weak and needs a lot more practice performing. If he is serious he should be practice rapping for at least an hour a day to develop a distinct flow and study the greats. Thats the minimum for what it takes to get somebody to listen to you, let alone for him to make it.

I looked at your post history and saw you are Miles the producer. I think you have a lot more talent then your friend imo. Go try to get into a college for music production, grind at least 1-2 beats a day and use all your free time to study music production. I highly suggest interviews / walk throughs or online classes by experienced producers. Also educate yourself on the business side of music if you are serious, I recommend This Book as a starting point since it will be your bible for the music industry. Keep working hard and look forward to see you grow if you continue to pursue music production seriously.

u/shipsinker44 · 6 pointsr/popheads

Moonwalk by Michael Jacksonis the book for March! Almost like a diary of Michael, it talks a bit about the Jackson 5, his plastic surgeries, and more from his personal life.

Heres an Amazon link to it, its available in hardcover, paperback, and thankfully, ebook!!

u/MayMT · 3 pointsr/popheads

All Shook Up by Glenn C. Altschuler

This has a more historical bend to it, but it is amazing. Each chapter covers a different theme and era from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, and each chapter showcases a few revolutionary, genre-changing songs and artists. The author also made playlists to go with each chapter so you can listen to the songs he's talking about as you read. Invaluable if you want to know the history of how pop music came about, how rock n roll took hold, and also if you're interested in the history of this time period. Goes very deep into generational conflict, payola scandals, how the labels and recording companies handled everything. He also takes a VERY direct look at how important black culture was to this type of music so it's a great book for understanding race in the music industry, as well.

u/TheMaus2 · 6 pointsr/popheads

Love For Sale - David Hadju

A condensed look at modern music starting with the origins of Jazz to how sampling changed music. (I haven't read this in months, but I loved it)

u/MothershipConnection · 1 pointr/popheads

M-Audio AV-40 Studio Monitors at home - I run these through the computer and these absolutely crank. I'm honestly surprised I haven't gotten noise complaints cause these get almost as loud as my 250 Watt bass amp but maybe my neighbors just secretly hate me. Nice flat response, not overly bassy, nice if you make music at home.

Sony MDR-7506 headphones - these are my primary headphones if I'm DJing or really want to listen to music. These have taken an absolute beating over the years and still sound great! Not the prettiest or most stylish headphones but there's a reason these are like industry standard

Beats By Dre Powerbeats headphones - not a big Beats guy but my brother gave these to me for Christmas and I like using these when I'm on the go, when I'm listening at a coffee shop or doing things around the house. Nice to have something wireless I can pair with my phone and the battery life on these are killer!

u/quix117 · 3 pointsr/popheads

i honestly can't remember most of what this book was about but i thought it was helpful two years ago

u/Grillos · 249 pointsr/popheads

without any doubts, the prize goes to raven symone's eyebrowns on theFrom Then to Until cover

u/hazelristretto · 3 pointsr/popheads

I highly recommend "How Music Got Free" by Stephen Witt. It explains the switch from recorded to streaming media via piracy from the perspective of someone who grew up on mp3s.

u/akanewasright · 1 pointr/popheads

I highly recommend reading The Song Machine by John Seabrook. I started reading it around 11:30 last night (23:30 for you normal people non-Americans) and finished it at 3 in the morning.

u/Nyrd · 36 pointsr/popheads

Album cover and tracklist available now as well!

Woman, the previously leaked video is on there, as well as a cover of Old Flames (Can't Hold A Candle To You) with Dolly Parton, which was written by Pebe Sebert, Kesha's mom.

u/KevinJP64 · 2 pointsr/popheads

I listen to most of my music through my phone using either Jaybird X2s or Powerbeats 3s. When I'm at home and in my room I use Sennheiser HD 598s connected through this Sony receiver.

u/kystone1 · 21 pointsr/popheads

this is totally legit. not linked here is the fact she's going on tour, the promo pic that is almost album cover worthy, and some places to preorder it

u/njgreenwood · 2 pointsr/popheads

If you're on an iPhone, open iTunes Store. If you're on a computer and using iTunes, click on Store (you should see a row of tabs: Library, For You, Browse, Radio, Store).

If you don't support or use Apple products: