So you've been listening to nothing but goth-rock for 10 years but find yourself developing a taste for '60s soul? The lame white-boy funk you're hearing on the alt-rock station has sparked an interest in the source, James Brown? Or possibly you've recently discovered The Album, the one that widens your horizons and gives you a taste for more, but you don't know where to go next. It would be nice to just go to a record store and fling cash all over the place, but most of us have to choose wisely. Maybe you should read a book or something. A small industry now exists to publish music guides, dense books designed to review the collected works of the rock and pop era, to tell you which records you'll love and... More >>>