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Copendium, Hardback Book


Eschewing the usual criteria of chart success or acknowledged influence, the Copendium - a collection of album reviews and themed track samplers - takes energy, originality and heaviness as its bearings.

The result is a feast of obscure and neglected masterworks that together form a surprising but entirely credible new tradition.

Krautrock, motorik and post-punk, stoner and doom metal, occasionally even jazz, spoken word and hair metal: they are all represented in a wholly persuasive sequence. Cope is the perfect guide to this novel terrain: impeccably informed, passionate, insightful and deeply funny.

The Copendium is his re-imagining of a useful canon of popular music, and it is set to become required reading. The Copendium is unlike anything you have read before.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Music reviews & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780571270330

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