In terms of listening habits of rock music that will be added to playlist/queue to listen to. There are albums from bands or genre I like to dig deeper. For example I have mike oldfield and New order entire album discography in the playlist. I have unlistened albums from the progarhives top 100 charts. However I will also have 1001 albums sprinkled there just to give some variety to the listening experience. If you have alternative list and book I could used instead then go ahead and post suggestion
The internet is good for digging deep as any list like rateyourmusic charts are reflective of the taste of the community that may prefer one genre vs another. However when you just want an introduction survey in a roughly chronological basis, books like that are convenient and unless you have alternatives that doesnít involve time consuming then itís the best alternativr
ďThat's the sort of book you should go through in high school when you're just starting to listen to classic rock. ď
The reality is iím Still starting off in terms of getting into classic rock as my starting reference for rock music is George Starostin review site. Which mean British Invasion, art rock, various white people music and devoid of soul, jazz and other black artist. I went and dig relatively deep within those genre of music but now iím Doing a general survey of music outside George Starostin website.
The way I work is that I may start off by doing a general survey of key albums, however if discover an album really really grabs me, I then branch out to their discography l, their influences, other albums of a similar genre before moving on. I find it for more predictable market of enjoyment to listen to obscure albums from bands I know I like in comparison to a critically acclaimed from an artist I never heard of. So I have branched out in various tangents through my listening experience (such as listening to the entire discography of Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, yes etc) a lot but I havenít completed the general survey yet