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Blues: 100 Essencial CDs by Greg Ward
Latin: 100 Essencial CDs by Sue Steward
Opera: 100 Essencial CDs by Matthew Boyden
Rock: 100 Essencial CDs by Al Spicer
World: 100 Essencial CDs by Simon Broughton

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Recommendations

  1. The Rough Guide to Classical Music by Joe Staines (1994)
  2. All Music Guide to the Blues: The Experts' Guide to the Best Blues Recordings by Michael Erlewine (1996)
  3. The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings by Tony Russell (2006)
  4. The Rough Guide to Opera by Matthew Boyden (1997)
  5. The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music: From Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues and Hip Hop to Classical, Country, Folk, World and More by Paul Du Noyer (2003)
  6. Eyewitness Companions: Opera by Alan Riding (2006)
  7. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery (2005)
  8. The Best of Jazz: The Essential CD Guide by Martin Gayford (1991)
  9. 100 Greatest Albums by Jacob Hoye (2003)
  10. Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide to Biography and Autobiography by Kenneth McLeish (1991)
  11. The Wagner Operas by Ernest Newman (1949)
  12. Verdi by Julian Budden (1985)
  13. The Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely New Reviews: Every Essential Album, Every Essential Artist by Rolling Stone Magazine (1992)
  14. Ticket to the Opera: Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Recommended Recordings by Phil G. Goulding (1996)
  15. The Perfect Wagnerite by George Bernard Shaw (1909)

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Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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