theory & studies of the social
language, semiotics, media, & communication
history, historical sociology & ancient anthropology
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hip hop, funk, & disco
world folk, pop, & classical musics
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THEORY & STUDIES OF THE SOCIAL
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism.
Becker, Howard. Outsiders.
Benedict, Ruth. Patterns of Culture.
Berger, Peter L. and Thomas Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge.
Biehl, Joao, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman (eds.). Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations.
Boltanski, Luc and Laurent Thévenot. On Justification: Economies of Worth.
Collins, Randall. Conflict Sociology.
Collins, Randall. Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory.
Coser, Lewis. The Functions of Social Conflict.
Drake, St. Clair and Horace R. Cayton. Black Metropolis.
Durkheim, Émile. The Division of Labor in Society.
Geertz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures.
Geertz, Clifford. Local Knowledge.
Giddens, Anthony. The Constitution of Society.
Goffman, Erving. Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates.
Goffman, Erving. Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience.
Goffman, Erving. Interaction Ritual: Essays in Face-to-Face Behavior.
Goffman, Erving. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.
Holland, Dorothy, William Lachicotte, Jr., Debra Skinner, and Carole Cain. Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds.
Hurst, Charles E. Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences.
Jenkins, Richard. Social Identity.
Kasulis, Thomas P. Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference.
Levine, Donald. The Flight from Ambiguity.
Levine, Donald. Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture.
MacLeod, Jay. Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood.
Massey, Douglas S. and Nancy A. Denton. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass.
Mead, George Herbert. George Herbert Mead on Social Psychology (ed. Anselm Strauss).
Merton, Robert K. On Theoretical Sociology.
Merton, Robert K. Sociological Ambivalence and Other Essays.
Migdal, Joel. Strong Societies and Weak States.
Piaget, Jean. Structuralism.
Popper, Karl. The Poverty of Historicism.
Rochon, Thomas. Culture Moves.
Shils, Edward. The Constitution of Society.
Simmel, Georg. Georg Simmel on Individuality and Social Forms (ed. Donald N. Levine).
Taylor, Charles. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity.
Valentine, Bettylou. Hustling and Other Hard Work.
Weber, Max. Economy and Society.
Weick, Karl. Sensemaking in Organizations.
Berger, Bennett M. The Survival of a Counterculture?: Ideological Work and Everyday Life Among Rural Communards.
Berger, Peter L. Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective.
Berger, Peter L., Brigitte Berger, and Hansfried Kellner. The Homeless Mind: Modernization and Consciousness.
Day, Sophie, Evthymios Papataxiarchis, and Michael Stewart (eds.). Lilies of the Field: Marginal People Who Live for the Moment.
Debord, Guy. Society of the Spectacle.
Douglas, Mary. How Institutions Think.
Durkheim, Émile. On Suicide.
Fromm, Erich. The Pathology of Normalcy.
Garfinkel, Harold. Studies in Ethnomethodology.
Goffman, Erving. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity.
Goffman, Erving. Strategic Interaction.
Mannheim, Karl. Ideology & Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge.
Martin, John Levi. The Explanation of Social Action.
Sahlins, Marshall. Culture and Practical Reason.
Scheler, Max. On Feeling, Valuing, and Knowing.
Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Schutz, Alfred. Phenomenology of the Social World.
Tarde, Gabriel. Gabriel Tarde on Communication & Social Influence: Selected Papers (ed. Terry N. Clark).
Vaughan, Diane. The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA.
Voeten, Teun. Tunnel People.
Wagner-Pacifici, Robin. Theorizing the Standoff: Contingency in Action.
Weber, Max. From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (ed. H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills).
Wilson, Edward O. The Social Conquest of Earth.
Zerubavel, Eviatar. The Elephant in the Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Bourdieu, Pierre. Outline of a Theory of Practice.
Bourdieu, Pierre and Loďc J.D. Wacquant. An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology.
Davis, Roger J. and Osamu Ikeno (eds.). The Japanese Mind.
Doi, Takeo. The Anatomy of Self: The Individual Versus Society.
Durkheim, Émile. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.
Mills, C. Wright. The Sociological Imagination.
Parsons, Talcott. The Social System.
Parsons, Talcott. Social Systems and the Evolution of Action Theory.
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Arendt, Hannah. The Life of the Mind.
Beaudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulacrum.
Bennett, Bo. Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of over 300 Logical Fallacies.
Burns, Kevin. Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times.
Camus, Albert. The Myth of Sisyphus.
Cassirer, Ernst. An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture.
De Beauvoir, Simone. The Ethics of Ambiguity.
Dewey, John. Experience and Nature.
Dewey, John. Human Nature and Conduct.
Empiricus, Sextus. Outlines of Pyrrhonism.
Epicurus. The Essential Epicurus (ed. Eugene O'Connor).
Heisig, James W., Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds.). Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook.
Hume, David. The Essential Philosophical Works.
Husserl, Edmund. The Essential Husserl (ed. Donn Welton).
Jameson, Frederic. Postmodernism: Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.
Kant, Immanuel. Basic Writings of Kant (ed. Allen W. Wood).
Lao Tzu. Tao te Ching.
Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
Masao Abe. Zen and Western Thought.
May, Todd. A Significant Life.
Medina, José and David Wood (eds.). Truth: Engagements across Philosophical Traditions.
Plato. The Dialogues of Plato, Volume One (Good Time Classic Book Collection).
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Essays on Existentialism.
Saul, Jennifer Mather. Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics.
Schopenhauer, Arthur. The World as Will and Representation.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. On Certainty.
Alter, Robert (ed.). The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
Angus, Ian. (Dis)figurations.
Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics.
Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations.
Barrett, William. Irrational Man.
Bauman, Zygmunt. Liquid Modernity.
Bauman, Zygmunt. Postmodern Ethics.
Bauman, Zygmunt and Leonidas Donskis. Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity.
Chesterton, G.K. Orthodoxy.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Officiis.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. On Moral Ends.
Comte, Auguste. Auguste Comte and Positivism: The Essential Writings (ed. Gertrud Lenzer).
Descartes, Rene. Key Philosophical Writings.
Eco, Umberto. Serendipities: Language and Lunacy.
Epictetus. Discourses, Fragments, Handbook.
Feuer, Lewis S. Ideology and the Ideologists.
Martin, Luther H., Huck Gutman, and Patrick H. Hutton (eds.). Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault.
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Basic Writings of Nietzsche (ed. Walter Kaufmann).
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Rancičre, Jacques. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation.
Rancičre, Jacques. The Philosopher and His Poor.
Ricoeur, Paul. Oneself as Another.
Rorty, Richard. Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity.
Rorty, Richard. Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature.
Rorty, Richard. Truth and Progress.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Imaginary.
Scheler, Max. Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values.
Schopenhauer, Arthur. On the Basis of Morality.
Siderits, Mark. Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction.
Sloterdijk, Peter. Critique of Cynical Reason.
Smith, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Solomon, Robert C. From Hegel to Existentialism.
Watts, Alan. The Way of Zen.
Williams, Paul, Anthony Tribe, and Alexander Wynne. Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Cage, John. Silence.
Dennett, Daniel. Freedom Evolves.
Derrida, Jacques. Writing and Difference.
Eihei Dogen. Shobogenzo (ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi).
Foucault, Michel. The Courage of Truth.
Foucault, Michel. The Government of Self and Others.
Foucault, Michel. The Hermeneutics of the Subject.
Frege, Gottlob. The Frege Reader (ed. Michael Beaney).
Fromm, Erich. Man for Himself.
Hakuin Ekaku. Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin.
Horkheimer, Max and Theodor Adorno. The Dialectic of Enlightenment.
Mill, John Stuart. A System of Logic.
Mouffe, Chantal (ed.). Deconstruction and Pragmatism.
Read, Carveth. Logic, Deductive and Inductive.
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Appiah, Kwame Anthony. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.
Arendt, Hannah. Between Past and Future.
Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition.
Arendt, Hannah. On Revolution.
Arendt, Hannah. Responsibility and Judgment.
Ash, Timothy Garton. The Magic Lantern.
Barbour, Floyd B. (ed.). The Black Power Revolt.
Berlin, Isaiah. Four Essays on Liberty.
Camus, Albert. The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt.
Camus, Albert. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death.
Carmichael, Stokely and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America.
Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism.
Christman, John. The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-historical Selves.
Cloward, Richard and Frances Fox Piven. Poor People's Movements.
Dewey, John. The Public and its Problems.
Dewiel, Boris. Democracy: A History of Ideas.
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk.
Evans, Brad and Henry A. Giroux. Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle.
Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth.
Foucault, Michel. The Politics of Truth.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. Civility and Subversion: The Intellectual in Democratic Society.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. The Cynical Society: The Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture in American Life.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. The Persistence of Freedom: The Sociological Implications of Polish Student Theater.
Gramsci, Antonio. Selections from Prison Notebooks.
Havel, Vaclav. The Power of the Powerless.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Why We Can't Wait.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Where Do We Go from Here.
Laclau, Ernesto and Chantal Mouffe. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics.
Lefort, Claude. Complications: Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy.
Mayer, Jane. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals.
Milosz, Czeslaw. The Captive Mind.
Morris, Benny. Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001.
Mouffe, Chantal. Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically.
Mouffe, Chantal. The Return of the Political.
Nepstad, Sharon Erickson. Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century.
Orwell, George. A Collection of Essays.
Plato. The Republic.
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Basic Political Writings.
Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism.
Sandel, Michael J. Liberalism and the Limits of Justice.
Sennett, Richard. The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism.
Sennett, Richard. The Culture of the New Capitalism.
Sennett, Richard. The Uses of Disorder.
Sennett, Richard and Jonathan Cobb. The Hidden Injuries of Class.
Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Nonviolent Action.
Simmel, Georg. The Philosophy of Money.
Skinner, Quentin. Liberty before Liberalism.
Skowronek, Stephen and Matthew Glassman (eds.). Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making.
Stout, Jeffrey. Democracy and Tradition.
Tucker, Robert C. (ed.). The Marx-Engels Reader.
Woodly, Deva. The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance.
Wrong, Dennis. The Problem of Order: What Unites and Divides Society.
Adorno, Theodor. Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life.
Arendt, Hannah. On Violence.
Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism.
Bakunin, Mikhail. Statism and Anarchy.
Balibar, Étienne. Equaliberty.
Balibar, Étienne. On the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
Bobbio, Norberto. Liberalism and Democracy.
Boltanski, Luc and Eve Chiapello. The New Spirit of Capitalism.
Bottici, Chiara. Imaginal Politics: Images beyond Imagination and the Imaginary.
Camus, Albert. Camus at Combat: Writing 1944-1947 (ed. Jacqueline Lévi-Valensi).
Carlson, Jon D. and Russell Arben Fox (eds.). The State of Nature in Comparative Political Thought: Western and Non-Western Perspectives.
Cassirer, Ernst. The Myth of the State.
Chekhov, Anton. Sakhalin Island.
Cummings, E.E. The Enormous Room.
Dahl, Robert A. Democracy and its Critics.
Dahl, Robert A. Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition.
Davis, Angela Y. The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues.
Derrida, Jacques. The Politics of Friendship.
Foucault, Michel. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison.
Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom.
Fromm, Erich. Escape from Freedom.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. The Politics of Small Things: The Power of the Powerless in Dark Times.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. Reinventing Political Culture.
Gorz, André. Critique of Economic Reason.
Graeber, David. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology.
Graeber, David. Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination.
Kropotkin, Peter. The Conquest of Bread and Other Writings.
Laclau, Ernesto. Emancipation(s).
Laclau, Ernesto. On Populist Reason.
Lenin, Vladimir. Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings (ed. Henry M. Christman).
Locke, John. Second Treatise of Government.
Marcuse, Herbert. Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud.
Marcuse, Herbert. An Essay on Liberation.
Matynia, Elzbieta. Performative Democracy.
Mayer, Arno J. The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions.
Memmi, Albert. The Colonizer and the Colonized.
Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty.
Mill, John Stuart. Utilitarianism.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Moral Aspects of Economic Growth and Other Essays.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Reflections on the Causes of Human Misery and upon Certain Proposals to Eliminate Them.
Poggi, Gianfranco. The State: Its Nature, Development, and Prospects.
Putnam, Robert D. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy.
Rancičre, Jacques. Hatred of Democracy.
Sandel, Michael J. What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.
Schmitt, Carl. The Concept of the Political.
Scott, James C. The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia.
Scott, James C. Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts.
Scott, James C. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed.
Walzer, Michael. Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship.
Walzer, Michael. Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism.
Wolff, Richard D. Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.
Woodcock, George. Anarchism.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Bastiat, Frédéric. The Law.
Harrington, Michael. Socialism (1989/2011).
Hegel, G.W.F. Philosophy of Right.
May, Todd. The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism.
McAdam, Doug, John D. McCarthy, and Mayer N. Zald (eds.). Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings.
Morris, Aldon D. and Carol McClurg Mueller (eds.). Frontiers in Social Movement Theory.
Nozick, Robert. Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
Roitman, Janet. Anti-Crisis.
Schumpeter, Joseph. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy.
Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations.
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LANGUAGE, SEMIOTICS, MEDIA, & COMMUNICATION
Austin, J.L. How to Do Things with Words.
Barthes, Roland. Criticism and Truth.
Barthes, Roland. Mythologies.
Barthes, Roland. S/Z: An Essay.
Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg (eds.). The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.
Corbin, Carol (ed.). Rhetoric in Postmodern America: Conversations with Michael Calvin McGee.
Derrida, Jacques. Dissemination.
Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology.
De Saussure, Ferdinand. Course in General Linguistics.
Eco, Umberto. The Limits of Interpretation.
Eco, Umberto. The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts.
Finkelstein, David and Alistair McCleery (eds.). The Book History Reader.
Hirschman, Albert O. The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy.
Innis, Robert. E. (ed.). Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology.
Jaworski, Adam and Nikolas Coupland (eds.). The Discourse Reader.
Jonsen, Albert R. and Stephen Toulmin. The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning.
Laclau, Ernesto. The Rhetorical Foundations of Society.
Langer, Susanne K. Philosophy in a New Key.
Lucaites, John L., Celeste Michelle Condit, and Sally Caudill (eds.). Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: A Reader.
McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.
Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy.
Ricoeur, Paul. The Conflict of Interpretations.
Ricoeur, Paul. From Text to Action.
Toulmin, Stephen. The Uses of Argument.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Philosophical Investigations.
Bakhtin, Mikhail. The Dialogic Imagination.
Bakhtin, Mikhail. Rabelais and His World.
Bernays, Edward L. Propaganda.
Bourdieu, Pierre. Language & Symbolic Power.
Clark, Gregory. Rhetorical Landscapes in America: Variations on a Theme from Kenneth Burke.
Couldry, Nick, Andreas Hepp, and Friedrich Krotz (eds.). Media Events in a Global Age.
Eco, Umberto. The Search for the Perfect Language.
Fisher, Walter R. Human Communication as Narration: Toward a Philosophy of Reason, Value, and Action.
Hariman, Robert and John L. Lucaites. No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy.
Herrick, James A. The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction.
Nuccetelli, Susana and Gary Seay (eds.). Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics.
Said, Edward W. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World.
Tannen, Deborah (ed.). Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Alexander, Jeffrey C., Dominik Bartmanski, and Bernhard Giesen (eds.). Iconic Power: Materiality and Meaning in Social Life.
Bowers, John W., Donovan J. Ochs, and Richard J. Jensen. The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control.
Burke, Kenneth. A Grammar of Motives.
Burke, Kenneth. A Rhetoric of Motives.
Derrida, Jacques. Limited, Inc.
Eicher-Catt, Deborah and Isaac E. Catt. Communicology: The New Science of Embodied Discourse.
Fahnestock, Jeanne. Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion.
Foss, Sonja K., Karen A. Foss, and Robert Trapp. Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric.
Kripke, Saul. Naming and Necessity.
Morris III, Charles E. and Stephen H. Browne (eds.). Readings on the Rhetoric of Social Protest.
Richards, I.A. The Philosophy of Rhetoric.
Rickert, Thomas. Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being.
Ricoeur, Paul. Interpretation Theory: Discourse and the Surplus of Meaning.
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HISTORY, HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY, & ANCIENT ANTHROPOLOGY
Backhouse, Roger E. The Ordinary Business of Life: A History of Economics from the Ancient World to the Twenty-First Century.
Beard, Mary. S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome.
Bogucki, Peter. The Origins of Human Society.
Bowersock, G.W., Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar (eds.). Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World.
Brown, Peter. The World of Late Antiquity.
Crossan, John Dominic. The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant.
Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.
Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution.
Doyle, William (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime.
Earle, Timothy. How Chiefs Come to Power: The Political Economy in Prehistory.
Flannery, Kent and Joyce Marcus. The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire.
Foucault, Michel. The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language.
Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things.
Giddens, Anthony. The Consequences of Modernity.
Heehs, Peter. Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Capital: 1848-1875.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Empire: 1875-1914.
Le Goff, Jacques. Medieval Civilization 400-1500.
Mann, Michael. The Sources of Social Power, Volume 1: A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760.
Morris, Colin. The Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200.
North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History.
Ochsenwald, William and Sydney Nettleton Fisher. The Middle East: A History.
Parker, Charles H. and Jerry H. Bentley (eds.). Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World.
Perelman, Michael. The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation.
Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time.
Priestland, David. The Red Flag: A History of Communism.
Robinson, Eric W. (ed.). Ancient Greek Democracy: Readings and Sources.
Sennett, Richard. The Fall of Public Man.
Spruyt, Hendrik. The Sovereign State and its Competitors.
Van de Mieroop, Marc. A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 - 323 BC.
Wenke, Robert J. Patterns in Prehistory: Humankind's First Three Million Years.
Allen, Mark W. and Terry L. Jones (eds.). Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers.
Avari, Burjor. India: The Ancient Past: A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200.
Bang, Peter Fibiger and Walter Scheidel (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean.
Brakke, David, Michael L. Satlow, and Steven Weitzman (eds.). Religion and the Self in Antiquity.
Davies, Norman. Europe: A History.
Finkelstein, Israel and Neil Asher Silberman. The Bible Unearthed.
Hale, John. The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance.
Kemp, Barry J. Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation.
Kessler, Rainer. The Social History of Ancient Israel.
Li Feng. Early China: A Social and Cultural History.
Miller, Robert J. The Complete Gospels.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World.
Morris, Ian and Walter Scheidel (eds.). The Dynamics of Ancient Empires: State Power from Assyria to Byzantium.
Ober, Josiah. Athenian Legacies: Essays on the Politics of Going On Together.
O'Brien, Patrick (ed.). Atlas of World History.
Naylor, Phillip C. North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present.
Sanders, E.P. The Historical Figure of Jesus.
Starr, Chester G. A History of the Ancient World.
Wright, Ronald. A Short History of Progress.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Demarest, Arthur A. and Geoffrey W. Conrad (eds.). Ideology and Pre-Columbian Civilizations.
Ginsberg, Louis (ed.). The Prophets: Nevi'im.
Habermas, Jürgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society.
Hodgson, Geoffrey M. Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future.
Le Goff, Jacques. Money and the Middle Ages.
Masson, Marilyn A. and David A. Freidel (eds.). Ancient Maya Political Economies.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War.
Wilk, Richard R. and Lisa C. Cliggett. Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology.
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Adams, Richard. Shardik.
Andersen, Mark and Mark Jenkins. Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital.
Ballard, J.G. Concrete Island.
Bellow, Saul. Herzog.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Camus, Albert. Exile and the Kingdom.
Camus, Albert. The Fall.
Chesterton, G.K. The Man who Was Thursday.
DeLillo, Don. White Noise.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground.
Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories.
Kafka, Franz. The Trial.
Melville, Herman. Billy Budd, Sailor.
Milosz, Czeslaw. Native Realm.
Orwell, George. 1984.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
Reynolds, Simon. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984.
Roth, Philip. American Pastoral.
Roth, Philip. The Human Stain.
Roth, Philip. Indignation.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Confessions (Oxford World Classics edition).
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Reveries of a Solitary Walker.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Nausea.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat's Cradle.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse Five.
Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We.
Euripides. Ten Plays by Euripides.
Fortey, Richard. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth.
Harrington, Philip S. Star Watch: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning about Over 125 Celestial Objects.
Hermes, Will. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever.
Quaranta, Domenico. Troika.
Tattersall, Ian. The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans.
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traditional & progressive forms of bop, hard bop, post-bop, & modal jazz
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. A Night in Tunisia (1957). (NR)
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. Mosaic. (NR)
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! (NR)
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. Free for All. (NR)
Brown, Clifford/Max Roach. Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954). (NR)
Brown Jr., Oscar. Sin & Soul. (NR)
Brubeck, Dave. Time Out. (NR)
Burton, Gary. Duster. (NR)
Chapin, Thomas. Insomnia. (NR)
Coleman, Ornette. The Shape of Jazz to Come. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. Giant Steps. (NR)
Coltrane, John. My Favorite Things. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. Africa/Brass. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. Live at Birdland. (NR)
Coltrane, John. A Love Supreme. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. The Africa Brass Sessions, Vol. 2. (5.0)
Coltrane, John/Johnny Hartman. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Kind of Blue. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Miles Smiles. (5.0)
Germanson, Rick. Live at Small's. (NR)
Green, Grant. Idle Moments. (NR)
Green, Grant. Solid! (NR)
Green, Grant. Matador. (NR)
Green, Grant. Nigeria. (NR)
Guaraldi, Vince. A Charlie Brown Christmas. (NR)
Hancock, Herbie. Maiden Voyage. (5.0)
Hancock, Herbie. Speak Like a Child. (NR)
Henderson, Joe. Inner Urge. (4.5)
Hubbard, Freddie. The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard. (NR)
Jamal, Ahmad. The Awakening. (NR)
La Roca, Pete. Basra. (5.0)
La Roca, Pete. Turkish Women at the Bath. (NR)
Also available as Bliss! under Chick Corea's name.
Lewis, John/Sacha Distel. Afternoon in Paris. (NR)
Lloyd, Charles. Wild Man Dance. (5.0)
McLean, Jackie. Let Freedom Ring. (NR)
McLean, Jackie. Destination Out! (NR)
McLean, Jackie. Demon's Dance. (NR)
McLean, Jackie. Jacknife. (NR)
Mingus, Charles. Pithecanthropus Erectus. (4.0)
Mingus, Charles. Mingus Ah Um (reissue w/full versions & bonus tracks). (5.0)
Monk, Thelonious. Genius of Modern Music, Volume One (LP version). (NR)
Monk, Thelonious. Genius of Modern Music, Volume Two. (NR)
Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk Trio (aka The High Priest, aka Monk's Moods). (4.5)
Monk, Thelonious. The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall. (5.0)
Montgomery, Wes. The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery. (NR)
The Next Collective. Cover Art. (NR)
Payton, Nicholas. Into the Blue. (NR)
Previte, Bobby/The New Bump. Set the Alarm for Monday. (NR)
Prince Lasha. The Cry! (NR)
Ragab, Salah. Unreleased Egyptian Jazz. (4.0)
Roach, Max. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. (5.0)
Roach, Max. The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan/Drums Unlimited. (5.0)
Rollins, Sonny. East Broadway Run Down. (4.5)
Saxton, Bill. Beneath the Surface. (NR)
Shorter, Wayne. Second Genesis. (NR)
Shorter, Wayne. JuJu. (5.0)
Shorter, Wayne. Etcetera. (NR)
Silver, Horace. Song for My Father. (NR)
Tolliver, Charles. The Ringer. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. The Real McCoy. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. Expansions. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. Sahara. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. Horizon. (5.0)
Various artists. African Rhythms: Afro-centric Homages to a Spiritual Homeland (Blue Note Explosion series). (NR)
Adderley, Cannonball. In New York. (NR)
Adderley, Cannonball. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! (NR)
Adderley, Nat. Naturally! (NR)
Alexander, Monty. Harlem-Kingston Express. (NR)
Avital, Omer. Room to Grow. (NR)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. 19 Moons. (4.5)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. Rwanda. (NR)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. Infa'a. (NR)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. Journey into the Valley. (NR)
Brown, Clifford. The Beginning and the End. (NR)
Brown Jr., Oscar. Between Heaven and Hell. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Coltrane Plays the Blues. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Coltrane (1962). (4.5)
Coltrane, John. Ballads. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Crescent. (NR)
Coltrane, John. The John Coltrane Quartet Plays... (NR)
Corea, Chick. Inner Space (version w/8 tracks). (NR)
Coryell, Larry. Spaces Revisited. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Milestones. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Sketches of Spain. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Sorcerer. (NR)
Dickerson, Walt. To My Queen. (NR)
Ellington, Duke. Far East Suite. (NR)
Ellington, Duke. The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse. (NR)
El'Zabar, Kahil/Ritual Trio. Renaissance of the Resistance. (NR)
El'Zabar, Kahil/Ritual Trio. Live at the River East Art Center. (NR)
Epstein, Peter/Scott Colley/Peter Erskine. Old School. (NR)
Ervin, Booker. The In Between. (NR)
Evans, Gil. The Individualism of Gil Evans (CD reissue w/bonus tracks). (NR)
Flanagan, Tommy/John Coltrane/Kenny Burrell/Idrees Sulieman. The Cats. (NR)
Getz, Stan. Sweet Rain. (NR)
Getz, Stan. Captain Marvel. (NR)
Hamilton, Chico. Man from Two Worlds. (NR)
Hancock, Herbie. Empyrean Isles. (NR)
Hancock, Herbie. The Prisoner. (NR)
Handy, John. The 2nd John Handy Album. (4.0)
Handy, John. Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival (reissue w/3 tracks). (NR)
Henderson, Joe. Power to the People. (NR)
Henderson, Joe. The Elements. (NR)
Hutcherson, Bobby. Live at Montreux. (NR)
Jamal, Ahmad. At the Pershing: But Not for Me. (NR)
Jamal, Ahmad. Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985. (NR)
Jarrett, Keith. The Survivors' Suite. (NR)
Jordan, Clifford. In the World. (NR)
Land, Harold. Eastward Ho! Harold Land in New York. (NR)
Lateef, Yusef. Eastern Sounds. (NR)
Lightcap, Chris. Lay-Up. (NR)
Lightcap, Chris/Bigmouth. Deluxe. (NR)
Lindner, Jason. Live: UK. (NR)
Lindner, Jason. Live at the Jazz Gallery. (NR)
Mobley, Hank. Roll Call. (NR)
Mobley, Hank. Thinking of Home. (NR)
Monk, Thelonious. Brilliant Corners. (NR)
Pass, Joe. Sounds of Synanon. (NR)
Reinhardt, Django. Bruxelles 1947 Paris 1951-1952-1953. (NR)
Reinhardt, Django. Nuages: Jazz in Paris. (NR)
Reinhardt, Django. In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar. (NR)
Rosenwinkel, Kurt. Heartcore. (NR)
Scott, Christian. Christian Atunde Adjuah. (NR)
Shaw, Woody. Little Red's Fantasy. (NR)
Shepik, Brad. Across the Way. (NR)
Squirrel Nut Zippers. Hot. (NR)
Tapscott, Horace. Aiee! The Phantom. (NR)
Vitous, Miroslav. Universal Syncopations. (NR)
Walter, Justin. Stars. (NR)
Weiss, David. The Mirror. (NR)
Various artists. Jazz Underground: Live at Smalls. (NR)
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avant-garde, free, & spiritual jazz, as well as crosses with world musics
Abercrombie, John/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette. Gateway. (NR)
Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bap-tizum. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Suspicious Activity? (4.5)
The Bad Plus. The Rite of Spring. (4.0)
Blythe, Arthur. The Grip. (NR)
Cherry, Don. Complete Communion. (NR)
Cherry, Don. Brown Rice (aka Don Cherry). (NR)
Coltrane, John. Ascension (CD reissue w/two takes). (NR)
Gale, Eddie. Ghetto Music. (4.0)
Garrick, Michael. Moonscape. (NR)
Ghania, Mahmoud/Pharoah Sanders. The Trance of Seven Colors. (5.0)
Hasidic New Wave. Kabalogy. (NR)
Hill, Andrew. Compulsion!!!!! (NR)
Hill, Andrew. Judgment! (NR)
Holland, Dave. Conference of the Birds. (NR)
Hutcherson, Bobby. Now! (5.0)
Lateef, Yusef. Live at Pep's (CD reissue). (NR)
Lloyd, Charles. Sangam. (NR)
Masada. Beit. (NR)
Masada. Live at Tonic 2001. (NR)
Miller, Lloyd & The Heliocentrics. Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (aka (OST)). (5.0)
Old and New Dreams. Old and New Dreams (ECM Records). (NR)
Ra, Sun. Nothing Is. (NR)
Ra, Sun. Sound of Joy. (NR)
Ra, Sun. Outer Spaceways Incorporated. (NR)
Sanders, Pharoah. Tauhid. (4.0)
Sanders, Pharoah. Jewels of Thought. (5.0)
Sanders, Pharoah. Karma. (NR)
Sanders, Pharoah. Black Unity. (NR)
Sanders, Pharoah. Izipho Zam. (5.0)
Sharrock, Sonny. Ask the Ages. (NR)
Taylor, Cecil. Air. (NR)
Outtakes from The World of Cecil Taylor. There is another album called Air that actually is The World of Cecil Taylor.
Various artists. Jazz Meets Africa. (NR)
Various artists. Jazz Meets Asia. (NR)
Various artists. Jazz Meets the World. (4.0)
Anderson, Fred/Hamid Drake. Back Together Again. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Prog. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Made Possible. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Inevitable Western. (NR)
Brötzmann, Peter. Machine Gun. (NR)
Burrell, Dave. Momentum. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Meditations. (4.5)
Corea, Chick. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (reissue w/bonus tracks). (NR)
Darriau, Matt/Paradox Trio. Flying at a Slant. (NR)
Darriau, Matt/Paradox Trio. Gambit. (NR)
Donarier, Matthieu/Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. Zar: Jazz & Music from South Iran. (NR)
DKV Trio. Live in Wels & Chicago, 1998. (NR)
Fire! You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago. (NR)
Friedlander, Erik. Grains of Paradise. (NR)
Griot Galaxy. Opus Krampus. (NR)
Hakmoun, Hassan/Don Cherry. Gift of the Gnawa. (NR)
Hebden, Kieran/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson. Live at the South Bank. (NR)
The Indian Core. The Indian Core. (NR)
Iyer, Vijay. Panoptic Modes. (NR)
Kloss, Eric. One, Two, Free. (NR)
Lounge Lizards. The Lounge Lizards. (NR)
Lounge Lizards. Voice of Chunk. (NR)
Lounge Lizards. Queen of All Ears. (NR)
Maneri, Joe. Paniots Nine. (NR)
McLaughlin, John. My Goal's Beyond. (NR)
Motian, Paul. Conception Vessel. (NR)
Northwoods Improvisers. Lightning Darkness. (NR)
Parker, William. Double Sunrise over Neptune. (NR)
Parker, William/Hamid Drake. Summer Snow. (NR)
Rashanim. The Gathering. (NR)
Rivers, Sam. Hues. (NR)
Russell, George. Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature. (NR)
Sexmob. Dime Grind Palace. (NR)
Sharp, Elliott. Fractal. (4.0)
Shepp, Archie. Four for Trane. (NR)
Shepp, Archie. Phat Jam in Milano. (NR)
Shepp, Archie/Bill Dixon. Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon Quartet (aka Peace). (NR)
Shepp, Archie/Dar Gnawa. Kindred Spirits, Vol. 1. (NR)
Sounds of Liberation. Sounds of Liberation. (NR)
Sparks, Tim. At the Rebbe's Table. (NR)
Spiegel, Ray. Raga Jazz. (NR)
Tapscott, Horace. The Giant Is Awakened. (NR)
Tapscott, Horace. The Call. (NR)
The Thing. Boot! (4.0)
Vitous, Miroslav. Mountain in the Clouds. (NR)
Various artists. Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz from the Underground 1968-77. (4.5)
Various artists. The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt. (NR)
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Adderley, Cannonball. The Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol Years.
Astatke, Mulatu. Ethio Jazz. (NR)
Clarke, Stanley. Stanley Clarke. (NR)
Clarke, Stanley. School Days. (4.0)
Cline, Nels. Silencer. (NR)
Cline, Nels/Nels Cline Singers. Instrumentals. (4.5)
Cobham, Billy. Spectrum 40 Live. (NR)
Coryell, Larry. Planet End. (4.0)
Davis, Miles. Bitches Brew. (4.5)
Davis, Miles. Live-Evil. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Get Up with It. (4.5)
Davis, Miles. Pangaea. (4.0)
Davis, Miles. Dark Magus. (NR)
Eleventh House. Level One. (NR)
Krokofant. II. (NR)
Mahavishnu Orchestra. The Inner Mounting Flame. (5.0)
Mahavishnu Orchestra. Birds of Fire. (4.5)
Return to Forever. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy. (5.0)
Weather Report. I Sing the Body Electric. (NR)
Weather Report. Mysterious Traveller. (4.5)
Weather Report. Sweetnighter. (NR)
Weather Report. Live in Berlin 1975. (NR)
Weather Report. Live and Unreleased. (NR)
Williams, Tony/Tony Williams Lifetime. Emergency! (5.0)
Williams, Tony/Tony Williams Lifetime. Turn It Over. (4.0)
Zappa, Frank. Hot Rats. (4.0)
Zappa, Frank. Waka/Jawaka. (NR)
Zappa, Frank/Mothers. The Grand Wazoo. (NR)
Abercrombie, John/Dan Wall/Adam Nussbaum. While We're Young. (NR)
Auger, Brian/Oblivion Express. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express. (NR)
Bendian, Gregg/Jeff Gauthier/Steuart Liebig/G.E. Stinson. Bone Structure. (NR)
Blumenkranz, Shanir Ezra/Abraxas. Abraxas: Book of Angels, Volume 19. (NR)
Brecker Brothers. Brecker Brothers. (NR)
Cline, Nels/Nels Cline Singers. Macroscope. (NR)
Cobham, Billy. Total Eclipse. (NR)
Corea, Chick. The Vigil. (NR)
Coryell, Larry/Alphonse Mouzon. Back Together Again. (NR)
Electric Masada. 50th Birthday Celebration, Vol. 4. (NR)
Elephant9/Reine Fiske. Silver Mountain. (NR)
Hiromi. Another Mind. (NR)
Hiromi. Time Control. (NR)
James, Bob. One. (3.5)
James, Bob. "Westchester Lady." (NR)
Krokofant. Krokofant. (NR)
Levin, Tony/David Torn/Alan White. Levin Torn White. (NR)
Love Cry Want. Love Cry Want. (NR)
Mahavishnu Orchestra. The Lost Trident Sessions. (NR)
Radio Citizen. Hope and Despair. (NR)
Santana, Carlos/John McLaughlin. Love Devotion Surrender. (NR)
Spectrum Road. Spectrum Road. (NR)
Weather Report. Weather Report (1971). (4.0)
Weather Report. Live in Tokyo. (NR)
Weather Report. Forecast: Tomorrow. (NR)
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999. "Emergency." (NR)
Agent Orange. Living in Darkness. (4.5)
Alternative TV. "How Much Longer" b/w "You Bastard" (1977 version). (NR)
Alternative TV. "Life" b/w "Love Lies Limp." (NR)
Alternative TV. The Image Has Cracked. (5.0)
An expanded CD version of The Image Has Cracked includes the early singles.
Arctic Flowers. Arctic Flowers. (NR)
Arctic Flowers. Reveries. (NR)
Avengers. We Are the One. (4.0)
Available on the Avengers compilation.
Bags. "Survive" b/w "Babylonian Gorgon." (4.5)
Available on All Bagged Up.
Bikini Kill. Peel Sessions. (NR)
Bikini Kill. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. (4.0)
Blondie. The Best of Blondie. (5.0)
Buzzcocks. Spiral Scratch. (5.0)
Buzzcocks. A Different Kind of Tension. (4.5)
Buzzcocks. Singles Going Steady. (5.0)
The Clash. Give 'Em Enough Rope. (4.0)
The Clash. The Clash (US). (5.0)
The Clash. London Calling. (5.0)
The Clash. Sandinista! (4.5)
The Clash. Combat Rock. (5.0)
The Clash. Super Black Market Clash. (5.0)
The Clash. Clash on Broadway. (5.0)
The Damned. Damned Damned Damned. (5.0)
Dead Boys. Young Loud and Snotty. (4.0)
Dils. "I Hate the Rich." (4.5)
Available on the Class War compilation.
Dils. Dils, Dils, Dils. (4.0)
The Estranged. Static Thoughts. (NR)
Generation X. "Your Generation" b/w "Day by Day. (5.0)
Generation X. Perfect Hits 1975 - 1981. (4.0)
Gorilla Angreb. Gorilla Angreb (compilation). (5.0)
Green Day. 1,000 Hours. (5.0)
Green Day. 39/Smooth. (5.0)
This early Green Day music is collected on 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.
Green Day. Dookie. (4.5)
Mika Miko. C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. (NR)
Mika Miko. 666 (CD version). (NR)
Operation Ivy. Hectic. (4.0)
Operation Ivy. Energy. (5.0)
This Operation Ivy material is available on the Operation Ivy compilation.
The Pack. Brave New Soldiers. (4.0)
Available on The Complete Singles Collection.
Pretenders. The Pretenders. (4.5)
Ramones. Ramones. (5.0)
Ramones. Leave Home (original US version w/"Carbona Not Glue"). (5.0)
Ramones. Too Tough to Die. (4.0)
Ramones. Ramones Mania. (4.5)
Ramones. Loco Live. (5.0)
Ruts. Something That I Said: The Best of the Ruts. (4.5)
Screeching Weasel. Anthem for a New Tomorrow. (4.0)
Sex Pistols. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. (5.0)
Smith, Patti. Radio Ethiopia. (NR)
Social Distortion. Mainliner: Wreckage from the Past. (4.0)
Television. Marquee Moon (CD reissue). (5.0)
Wipers. Box Set. (5.0)
X. Los Angeles. (4.5)
X. Wild Gift. (4.0)
X. Under the Big Black Sun. (4.0)
X-Ray Spex. Germfree Adolescents. (4.5)
Reissue with singles/B-sides.
999. "Feelin' Alright with the Crew" b/w "Titanic (My Over) Reaction." (NR)
999. The Biggest Prize in Sport. (4.0)
Babes in Toyland. Fontanelle. (NR)
Bikini Kill. New Radio. (NR)
Bikini Kill. The Anti-Pleasure Dissertation. (NR)
Blondie. Parallel Lines. (NR)
Bratmobile. The Real Janelle. (NR)
Bratmobile. Ladies, Women and Girls. (NR)
Common Rider. This Is Unity Music. (NR)
Costello, Elvis. This Year's Model (UK version). (4.0)
Crass. Stations of the Crass. (NR)
The Damned. Machine Gun Etiquette. (4.0)
The Damned. Strawberries. (NR)
Hell, Richard & The Voidoids. "Blank Generation" b/w "Liars Beware" & "Who Says." (4.5)
Single from Blank Generation.
The Jam. Sound Affects. (4.0)
The Jam. Snap! (or Compact Snap!). (4.0)
Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Ska-Core, the Devil and More. (4.0)
Operation Ivy. Seedy. (3.5)
Raspberry Bulbs. Privacy. (NR)
Replacements. Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. (4.0)
Ruts. Babylon's Burning Reconstructed. (4.5)
Screeching Weasel. BoogadaBoogadaBoogada. (4.0)
Screeching Weasel. My Brain Hurts. (NR)
Screeching Weasel. Kill the Musicians. (4.0)
Sex Pistols. Spunk (reissue w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Shock. "This Generation's on Vacation." (NR)
Smith, Patti. "Gloria" b/w "My Generation." (5.0)
Social Distortion. Prison Bound. (NR)
Social Distortion. Social Distortion. (NR)
Social Distortion. "Cold Feelings." (4.0)
Single from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Social Distortion. White Light White Heat White Trash. (NR)
Stiffed. Burned Again. (NR)
Television. The Blow-Up. (NR)
Testors. Complete Recordings 1976-79. (3.5)
Undertones. Teenage Kicks. (4.0)
Users. "Sick of You" b/w "I'm in Love with Today." (NR)
Weirdos. Weird World, Volume One: 1977-1981. (NR)
Wool. "Little Darlin" b/w "Medication." (NR)
Various artists. Paink: French Punk Anthems 1977-1982. (NR)
Various artists. Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection. (NR)
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PROTO-PUNK, GLAM ROCK, & ART-ROCK
covers music ~1970 and after that does not fit into punk, '60s, or prog categories
801. Live. (4.5)
Bowie, David. The Man who Sold the World. (4.5)
Bowie, David. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. (4.5)
Bowie, David. Aladdin Sane. (4.5)
Bowie, David. "Rebel Rebel" b/w "Queen Bitch." (5.0)
Bowie, David. "Fame." (5.0)
Bowie, David. Low. (5.0)
Bowie, David. Lodger. (4.5)
Death. ...For the Whole World to See. (5.0)
Electric Eels. The Beast 999 Presents the Electric Eels in Their Organic Majesty's Request. (NR)
Eno, Brian. Here Come the Warm Jets. (4.5)
Eno, Brian. Before and After Science. (5.0)
Frith, Fred. Guitar Solos. (NR)
Frith, Fred/Evelyn Glennie. The Sugar Factory. (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. "Solsbury Hill" b/w "Moribund the Burgermeister." (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. "Modern Love" b/w "Slowburn." (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. Peter Gabriel (3rd album). (NR)
Hall, Daryl. Sacred Songs. (4.5)
Iggy & The Stooges. Raw Power (both mixes). (5.0)
Iggy & The Stooges. "I Got a Right" (Original Version). (4.5)
MC5. Kick out the Jams. (NR)
Modern Lovers. The Modern Lovers (reissue w/at least 12 tracks). (4.5)
New York Dolls. New York Dolls. (5.0)
Ono, Yoko. Walking on Thin Ice (compilation). (4.0)
OOIOO. Gold & Green. (NR)
OOIOO. Armonico Hewa. (NR)
Pop, Iggy. Lust for Life. (NR)
Roxy Music. Roxy Music. (4.5)
Roxy Music. For Your Pleasure... (4.5)
Roxy Music. Reflections. (4.0)
Stooges. The Stooges. (NR)
Stooges. Fun House. (5.0)
Sun City Girls. Sun City Girls. (NR)
Sun City Girls. Grotto of Miracles. (4.0)
Sun City Girls. You're Never Alone with a Cigarette (compilation). (NR)
Sun City Girls. Eye Mohini (compilation). (5.0)
T. Rex. T. Rex. (NR)
T. Rex. The Slider. (4.5)
T. Rex. Great Hits. (5.0)
This compilation has been reissued in expanded form, split between A- and B-sides.
T. Rex. "Celebrate Summer." (4.0)
Zappa, Frank. Zoot Allures. (NR)
Aksak Maboul. Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits (reissue including "Bosses de Crosses"). (4.0)
Boredoms. Seadrums/House of Sun. (NR)
Bowie, David. Scary Monsters. (NR)
Bowie, David. Blackstar. (NR)
Electric Light Orchestra. Electric Light Orchestra (aka No Answer). (NR)
Eno, Brian. Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy). (4.0)
Farren, Mick/Deviants. This CD is Condemned: Black Tracks of Mick Farren & The Deviants 1967-96. (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. Peter Gabriel (2nd album). (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. "Digging in the Dirt." (4.0)
Hunter, Ian. Ian Hunter. (NR)
Laughner, Peter & The Finns. "Baby's on Fire" b/w "What Goes On." (NR)
Mott the Hoople. Brain Capers. (NR)
Mott the Hoople. All the Young Dudes. (4.0)
Ono, Yoko. Approximately Infinite Universe (reissue w/bonus tracks). (4.0)
Ono, Yoko/Plastic Ono Band. Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. (4.0)
OOIOO. Taiga. (NR)
OOIOO. Gamel. (NR)
Pink Fairies. Pink Fairies (compilation). (4.5)
Reed, Lou. Transformer. (NR)
Rocket from the Tombs. The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs. (4.0)
Sun City Girls. Torch of the Mystics. (4.0)
Sun City Girls. Fruit of the Womb/Polite Deception. (NR)
Sunday all over the World. Kneeling at the Shrine. (NR)
Sweet. Desolation Boulevard (US version). (NR)
Sweet. "Fox on the Run" b/w "Miss Demeanor." (NR)
T. Rex. Bolan's Zip Gun. (NR)
T. Rex. Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow. (NR)
T. Rex. Futuristic Dragon. (4.0)
Zappa, Frank/Moon Zappa. "Valley Girl." (4.0)
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POST-PUNK, NEW WAVE, GOTH, & NO WAVE
15-60-75 (The Numbers Band). Jimmy Bell's Still in Town. (5.0)
23 Skidoo. The Gospel Comes to New Guinea. (NR)
.45 Grave. A Devil's Possessions. (NR)
Au Pairs. You. (5.0)
Au Pairs. Playing with a Different Sex. (4.5)
Au Pairs. "Diet" b/w "It's Obvious." (NR)
B-52's. The B-52's. (5.0)
Bane, Honey. You Can Be You. (4.5)
Bane has collected her material on a made-to-order CD called It's a Baneful Life, available only from her website.
Bauhaus. "Bela Lugosi's Dead." (4.5)
Bauhaus. "Dark Entries." (5.0)
Available on the expanded reissue of In the Flat Field.
Bauhaus. In the Flat Field. (4.5)
Bauhaus. Gotham. (5.0)
Big Country. The Crossing. (4.5)
Bow Wow Wow. Twelve Original Recordings. (4.5)
Cabaret Voltaire. 2x45. (NR)
Camberwell Now. All's Well. (4.5)
Chance, James/Contortions. Buy. (NR)
Christian Death. Only Theatre of Pain. (5.0)
Chrome. Half Machine Lip Moves. (4.0)
The Church. "Under the Milky Way." (5.0)
The Cure. Disintegration. (NR)
Da. "Dark Castles" b/w "White Rooms." (4.5)
DNA. DNA on DNA. (4.5)
ESG. Come Away with ESG. (NR)
ESG. ESG (1981). (4.0)
Essential Logic. "Aerosol Burns" b/w "World Friction." (5.0)
Essential Logic. Wake Up. (NR)
Essential Logic. Beat Rhythm News. (4.0)
Essential Logic. "Music Is a Better Noise" b/w "Moontown." (NR)
Most of the Essential Logic material is available on the Fanfare in the Garden compilation.
The Fall. Bingo Master's Break-Out! (4.0)
The Fall. Live at the Witch Trials. (4.5)
Gang of Four. Entertainment! (reissue w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Gang of Four. Solid Gold. (4.0)
Glaxo Babies. Dreams Interrupted: The Bewilderbeat Years 1978-1980. (4.0)
Joy Division. Unknown Pleasures. (5.0)
Joy Division. Closer. (5.0)
Joy Division. Substance (reissue w/B-sides). (5.0)
Joy Division. Warsaw. (4.5)
Available in the Heart and Soul boxed set.
Joy Division. Les Bains Douches. (NR)
Killing Joke. Killing Joke (1980). (4.0)
Killing Joke. Night Time. (4.5)
Killing Joke. Laugh? I Nearly Bought One! (4.5)
Leer, Thomas/Robert Rental. The Bridge. (4.0)
Liquid Liquid. Slip in and out of Phenomenon. (5.0)
Lovich, Lene. Stateless. (NR)
Magazine. Real Life. (3.5)
Magazine. "Shot by Both Sides" b/w "My Mind Ain't So Open." (5.0)
Magazine. "Give Me Everything" b/w "I Love You You Big Dummy." (5.0)
Magazine. Secondhand Daylight. (4.5)
Magazine. The Correct Use of Soap. (5.0)
Maximum Joy. "White & Green Place" b/w "Building Bridges" (12"). (5.0)
Available on Unlimited.
Mekons. Teeth. (4.5)
Available on the expanded reissue of The Quality of Mercy is Not Strnen.
Mekuria, Getatchew, The Ex & Guests. Moa Anbessa. (4.5)
Mission of Burma. Signals, Calls and Marches (Definitive Edition). (5.0)
Mission of Burma. Vs. (reissue w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Mission of Burma. Let There Be Burma. (4.0)
Mission of Burma. OnOffOn. (4.5)
Mission of Burma. The Obliterati. (4.5)
Nerves. One Way Ticket. (4.0)
New Model Army. "Great Expectations." (5.0)
Pere Ubu. "30 Seconds over Tokyo" b/w "Heart of Darkness." (5.0)
Pere Ubu. "Final Solution." (5.0)
These singles are available on Terminal Tower, The Hearpen Singles, and Elitism for the People.
Pere Ubu. The Modern Dance. (4.0)
The Police. Reggatta de Blanc. (5.0)
The Police. Zenyatta Mondatta. (4.5)
The Police. Synchronicity. (3.5)
The Pop Group. Y (reissue w/"She Is Beyond Good and Evil" and "3:38"). (4.5)
Public Image Ltd. First Issue. (4.5)
Public Image Ltd. Metal Box (or Second Edition). (4.5)
Raincoats. Odyshape. (NR)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. Juju. (NR)
Slits. Cut. (5.0)
Slits. The Peel Sessions. (5.0)
Smiths. The Smiths. (4.5)
Smiths. "How Soon Is Now?" (12" version). (5.0)
Smiths. The Queen Is Dead. (5.0)
Smiths. Louder than Bombs. (NR)
Smiths. "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before." (5.0)
Single from Strangeways, Here We Come.
Soft Boys. Underwater Moonlight. (5.0)
The Sound. Physical World. (4.0)
The Sound. Jeopardy. (4.5)
The Sound. From the Lion's Mouth. (NR)
Suicide. Suicide (first album). (4.5)
Swell Maps. A Trip to Marineville. (NR)
Swell Maps. International Rescue (CD version). (NR)
Talking Heads. "Psycho Killer." (4.5)
Talking Heads. Remain in Light. (4.5)
Talking Heads. "Burning Down the House." (5.0)
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Shut Up and Bleed. (5.0)
Theoretical Girls. Theoretical Girls. (4.5)
Ţeyr. Mjötviđur til Fóta. (4.0)
Ţeyr. The Fourth Reich. (4.5)
Ţeyr. "The Walk"/"Positive Affirmations"/"Lunaire." (4.0)
This Heat. This Heat. (5.0)
This Heat. Health and Efficiency. (5.0)
This Heat. Deceit. (5.0)
This Heat. Repeat. (4.5)
This Heat. Made Available. (4.5)
Tuxedomoon. Desire/No Tears. (4.5)
U2. War. (4.5)
U2. Under a Blood Red Sky. (4.0)
U2. The Joshua Tree. (4.0)
Wire. Pink Flag. (5.0)
Wire. "Dot Dash" b/w "Options-R." (5.0)
Wire. Chairs Missing. (5.0)
Wire. 154. (5.0)
Wire. Send Ultimate. (5.0)
Wire. Object 47. (4.5)
Young Marble Giants. Colossal Youth. (5.0)
Young Marble Giants. Final Day. (4.5)
Various artists. Fast Product: Mutant Pop 78/79. (4.0)
Various artists/JD Twitch. Rvng Prsnts MX6TEN. (NR)
Bane, Honey. "Turn Me On Turn Me Off" b/w "In Dreams." (3.5)
Bane has collected her material on a made-to-order CD called It's a Baneful Life, available only from her website.
Bauhaus. "Telegram Sam." (4.0)
Bauhaus. "Terror Couple Killed Colonel." (4.0)
These singles, along with "Dark Entries," are available on the expanded reissue of In the Flat Field, as well as a vinyl-era collection called 4AD.
Bauhaus. The Sky's Gone Out. (NR)
Berlin. "The Metro." (4.0)
The Birthday Party. Prayers on Fire. (3.0)
Bow Wow Wow. See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! (4.5)
Cravats. The Land of the Giants: The Best of Jazz-Punk Colossals The Cravats. (NR)
Clarke, John Cooper. Innocents. (5.0)
Creatures. Boomerang (CD version). (NR)
Creatures. Hai! (NR).
The Cure. Pornography. (NR)
The Cure. "In Between Days." (4.0)
Single from The Head on the Door.
The Cure. "Just Like Heaven" (4.0)
Single from Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.