Art Rock

Slideshow: Albums Inspired by Literature

It might not seem like it, but some musicians are actually pretty smart. And they read. Sometimes they'll even tackle a book or two and come away so inspired they have to translate it to their own medium. Iggy Pop's new Preliminaires is only the latest.

Here, then, are some albums based on works of literature, so you can rock out instead of quietly scanning all those tiresome words.

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