You must buy this book. It will change your life.
The most important book of the year just arrived at my office via UPS. This is the book I will spend countless hours pouring over. I will spend any moment not associated with familial or work related responsibility engaging with. I will lose sleep, spend too much time sitting in the privacy of the bathroom and not listen to the words of those around me. I will agree, laugh knowingly, argue with vehemently, make up conversations with the author in my head, spend time researching some conclusions and increase my already vast knowledge of the subject.
What is this book?
Tom Moon's 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die.
If you are a music lover, you must buy this. If you think you know music you must buy this. If you want to understand music beyond a vacuum you live in musically you must buy this. If you listen to the excellent podcast All Songs Considered (which has featured it twice) you may already own it.
If your name is Cade, Steve McCoy, Marko, Dustin, Ryan, Eric, Michael, Troy, Jon, Jen, Andy Crouch you need to buy this and tell others. And all you Emergents stuck in the folk world need to buy it and get educated. Someone tell those guys, many of which don't come by here, to rush out, if they have not already gotten their copy.
By the way, after 5 minutes I have already gotten angry 3 times, went "oh yeah" 2 times and thought, "what the heck?" once.
If you love Rolling Stone lists and love to argue over music, this is for you. It is like Rolling Stone meets Wikipedia.