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18 Best Music Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Music books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Music books" and study the top 4 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    How Music Works

    David Byrne

    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 8

    Musicophilia

    Oliver Sacks

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 9

    Life

    Keith Richards

    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 11

    High Fidelity

    Nick Hornby

    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    15
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 18
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Music books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Music books on the internet.

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