Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Virgin All-time Top 1000 Albums

I have a problem disposing of slightly inappropriate gifts. Virgin All-time Top 1000 Albums is one of those.

I am a music fan and I like fact books. Lists of chart positions, that kind of thing. But this is not what I call a fact book. It's a list of opinions. Aggregated opinions from experts, admittedly. But rather than list the sales performance of OK Computer, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper, it attempts to explain why they are so popular

I don't care. I'm a fan of music. I know which albums are considered "classics" and I can decide myself whether I like them and why. "Classic" is a term for people who aren't music fans. As is this book. Which lay around my house unread for years before I finally bit the bullet and listed it on Amazon.


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