The Books (American duo, formed in New York City in 1999)

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The Books were an American duo, formed in New York City in 1999, consisting of guitarist and vocalist Nick Zammuto and cellist Paul de Jong. Their releases typically incorporated samples of obscure sounds and speech. They released three critically acclaimed albums on the German label Tomlab, and released their fourth studio album, The Way Out, on Temporary Residence Limited in July 2010.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Thought for Food The Books 5 3
2003 The Lemon of Pink The Books 5 3
2005 Lost and Safe The Books 4.35 3
2010 The Way Out The Books 3 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Playall The Books 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 FACT Mix 173: The Books The Books 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005-10-03: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA The Books 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Too Much of a Good Thing Bright Eyes / The Books 1
2005 Prefuse 73 Reads the Books E.P. Prefuse 73 & The Books 1
2006 Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities by the Books The Books 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 A Dot in Time The Books 1
2013 Music for a French Elevator and Other Oddities by The Books The Books 2

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