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Listen to The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Colin Larkin, editor of the Encylopedia of Popular Music, started writing about music in 1967. In the 70s he wrote for the fanzine Dark Star, and in 1990 he formed Square One Books (which he later sold to Muze) to publish music-related books and to create his dream of a multi-volume, Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The 4th edition of this impressive work is now available. Below you can hear Larkin read from the EPM, make sure you listen to the end, he does some great impressions. To hear more of Larkin click here.

Want to learn more? Larkin’s view on album design; excerpts about John Scofield, Mos Def, and Aimee Mann; the All-Time Worst Albums; or the EPM Music Quiz parts one, two and three.

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