It’s rare that I review something that I actually like, since it’s so much easier to be funnier and witty about things that suck. And you know what? That’s just lazy. So in the holiday spirit, I picked up Music, Andrew Zuckerman‘s beautiful hardcover photography book filled with these intensely personal portraits of 50 famous musicians – ranging from Karen O. to Laurie Anderson, Russell Simmons to Trey Anastasio – and accompanied by lengthy, insightful interviews of the artists talking about their craft.
It’s the kind of book that you want to buy a coffee table for, just to put it on. And I never thought I’d say this, but Kid Rock is pretty damn insightful.
You can watch the trailer for the book:
Or watch short clips of all the interviews online:
But of course, what Music really is about is the stunning combination of stark images and words.