January is a bloody long month innit? Proper dark too. So if you’re in need of a bit of life-enhancing sound and vision to guide you through this gloomy month then super colourful compendium ‘101 Artist to Listen to before You Die’ is exactly what you need. Put together by talented Spanish illustrator Ricardo Cavolo the book has the personal feel of a mixtape that’s been lovingly compiled for you by one of your best mates. Each page revealing a new musical direction accompanied by heart-warming anecdotes and striking illustrations of all artists concerned, from Bach to Biggie. Given the instant access to music, this book is best read with instant access to youtube making it sound just as good as it looks whilst giving your record collection a bit of a shake up as a well as your hips.
Buy a copy here.