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Rock, They Wrote: The 18 Best Music Books of 2013

We here at SPIN know from music books — many of us spend a more-than-healthy number of waking hours studying neither stock tips nor the world’s most worthy charities, but tomes of infantile rock debauchery and recording-session minutiae. All of which, if nothing else, places us among the best possible authorities to judge the avalanche of music-related books that were released this year, although we’re sure there are many we missed (hey, reading is hard). No single person among us has read all of these books (thank heaven), so the following list is in no particular order…