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18 Best Music Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Music books (instead of one person's opinion).

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

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 1

    How Music Works

    David Byrne

  3. 3
  4. 4


    Oliver Sacks

  5. 5

    High Fidelity

    Nick Hornby

  6. 7


    Keith Richards

  7. 8
  8. 10
  9. 12


  • How was this Music books 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 Music books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Music books list?

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

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