By People Staff
Updated April 09, 1984 12:00 PM

Dave Marsh and John Swenson, editors

Rolling Stone’s record reviews, 12,000 of which are distilled herein, maintain a consistent quality: They’re demanding, arch, a little elitist. They could be funnier—these people toss the word “legendary” around with no kidding about it—but because the preconceptions are usually clear, they’re a good guide for record buying. (Random House/ Rolling Stone Press, $12.95)