Stoning Roll is a new kind of music publication that focuses on albums through the literary lenses of the avant-garde, surrealism, and magic realism. This first edition includes pieces on albums by the following artists: The Beatles (Beatles For Sale), Joni Mitchell (Blue), The Jam (Sound Affects), and Soley Mourning (The Rocket Pool).
These short stories and surreal essays are interesting in their own right, and also serve as a unique kind of introduction to important albums for listeners who are unfamiliar with them. Listeners who are already familiar with highlighted albums will hopefully gain a new appreciation of them, and an ability to conceive of artists and their music in a previously unimagined way. In addition, the pieces collected in this volume serve to illustrate different kinds of album reviews available for purchase at stoningroll.com.