From the acclaimed New Yorker music critic comes a collection of essays covering both early classical and popular music and a worthy follow-up to his successful THE REST IS NOISE.

As a youth, Mr. Ross was a dedicated classical music lover but at the late age of 20, after purchasing his first pop album, became intrigued by the sound, noise and power of popular music and found his perspective of classical music changed forever.

The essays are powerful and passionate and a wonderful read for those willing to expand their listening boundaries.

Listen to This By Alex Ross ($20, Picador USA) Recommended by Tim at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC