Music Listography : Your Life in (Play) Lists Diary
by Lisa Nola
Our best-selling "Listography" series turns up the volume with this new offering created for music lovers of all stripes.
Following the same format as the original, "Music Listography" includes 69 music-related list topics - including everything from 'favorite songs from high school' and 'favorite dance party playlist' to 'favorite songs from the '80s' and 'favorite music videos' - and an accompanying illustration for each.
- Format: Diary
- Pages: 140 pages, 69 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Chronicle Books
- Publication Date: 18/07/2009
- Category: Music: styles & genres
- ISBN: 9780811869461
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Review by quaintlittlehead
This book builds on the same principle as the "Listography Journal," but concentrates on making lists of your favourite music. It has the same indie feel to its illustrations and font as its predecessor, which younger music fans will appreciate, and some of the pictures are quite clever and funny, such as a Tom Petty rebus on the "Lyrics You Take Advice From" page or a drawing of Buffalo Springfield to illustrate "Bands That Should Never Have Broken Up." However, the book definitely has a gritty, secondhand record shop quality about it, and the suggested list categories may not appeal to fans of country, easy listening, or classical music, which are not well represented (though there are blank pages in the back for adding your own lists). On the other hand, the book will probably appeal greatly to most avid music fans; the topics run the gamut and pose obvious ideas in some interesting ways, such as "What 20 Albums Would You Take to Outer Space" rather than the more pedestrian "List Your 20 Favourite Albums." My only concern with the book is that I fear I will quickly run out of room in making my lists.