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the best way i would describe the books is an ode to human emotion in all its form - happiness, despair, and hate
hmm actually they did with the lemon of pink
They never beat their debut album.
ive gone from reading books to listening to them. that's life.
why not both :D
thought for food: enormously comforting and nostalgic
Feel good music of the funniest kind. A pleasure to the ear and mind.
both guys' solo material is excellent, be sure to check it out!
hmm, I kinda prefer Zammuto but I like this too.
what did i just stumble upon, this shit is great
These guys keep blowing my mind. Somehow they just capture life in their music in a way that no other artist can do. Really disappointing they're not together anymore.
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cold freezin night!
really fantastic !
This is one of the most satisfying bands I've ever listened to. It's so amazing and it surprises me that nothing sounds like it, 'cause their formula works. I love it.
why did they split up?
Amazing discography and also some of the best use of samples. Truly magical music.
death is not real/im in love with the books
Closing in on 10 million scrobbles all time!
"I am calm and calm. I am relaxed and relaxed. I am the loop that goes 'round and 'round in your head, flowing warmth."
sooooooo damnnnnnn goooooooood
i think that the song ,,i didn t know that,, has a niceeeee video
What art The Books make - truly wonderful. Make sure you listen to 'Prefuse 73 Reads The Books' if you are a fan of this group - joyously clever use of their work to make totally new compositions.
i m in love with the books
the book touhou. you know, patchouli.
thinking about listen this band now, what think guys?
The end of this group is the saddest thing I've ever heard
none of the related artists are related in any way besides the fact that they both produce sound
they didnt break up did they??"
They aren't as random or "aleatoric" as many say they are. Nick Zammuto has said in interviews that the majority of their songs are meticulously planned out, not just left to chance and happen to turn out good.
Thanks to Nicolas Jaar for introducing me to The Books. Great stuff.
What's with all the italian samples?
@folkfag: aleatoric music seems to have worked pretty well for the rest of the 20th century avant-garde.
oh shit tell me these guys didn't break up!
The Way Out is awesome, why no listeners?
I'm enjoying so far (The Lemon Of Pink) even though they sample a lot. Experimental is not everyone actually.
Yeah I don't get the hate, these guys blew me away on first listen. Genius stuff.
"if we're random enough, maybe we can compensate for our lack of imagination and talent" - the books
I guess they are not for everyone. Do you have to discourage everyone else from checking them out just because you don't personally like it?
Here's another opinion:
The Books are fucking brilliant.
I keep trying with this band but i'm just not into it. 
Just started listening to 'em! Great band :)
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