10 Best Music Books of 2017

Reliving the Strokes' heyday, reassessing Dylan's 'gospel' phase, and taking a surreal journey with Art Garfunkel

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Meet Me in the Bathroom

Meet Me in the Bathroom

A fast-paced oral history of the early-'00s New York rock scene that produced the Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others. Goodman hung out at the time with many of its biggest stars, so there's an unguarded intimacy as she details events like Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s descent into drug abuse. "We were all chasing New York City," she writes. "And for a few magical years, we caught it."

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