33⅓

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Cover of the Live at the Apollo book.

33⅓ (Thirty-Three and a Third) is a series of books with each volume written about a single album.[1] The series title refers to the speed of a vinyl LP.[2]


History[edit]

Originally published by Continuum,[3] the series was founded by editor David Barker in 2003.[1] At the time, Continuum published books on philosophers; series editor Ally-Jane Grossan mentioned that Barker was "an obsessive music fan who thought, 'This is a really cool idea, why don't we apply this to albums'."[3] PopMatters wrote that the range consists of "obscure classics to more usual suspects by the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones."[1] In 2010, Continuum was bought out by Bloomsbury Publishing, which continues to publish books in the series.[3] Barker was replaced by Grossan following his leave in January 2013.[2] In 2016, Daphne Brooks, Kevin Dettmarr, Amanda Petrusich, and Gayle Wald assumed editorial duties.

Published titles[edit]

As of September 2016, 116 books have been published.

# Album (date of book publication) Artist Year (album) Author of book ISBN #
1 Dusty in Memphis (2003) Springfield, DustyDusty Springfield 1969 Zanes, WarrenWarren Zanes ISBN 0-8264-1492-3
2 Forever Changes (2003) Love 1967 Hultkrans, AndrewAndrew Hultkrans ISBN 0-8264-1493-1
3 Harvest (2003) Young, NeilNeil Young 1972 Inglis, SamSam Inglis ISBN 0-8264-1495-8
4 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (2003) The Kinks 1968 Miller, AndyAndy Miller ISBN 0-8264-1498-2
5 Meat Is Murder (2003) The Smiths 1985 Pernice, JoeJoe Pernice ISBN 0-8264-1494-X
6 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2003) Pink Floyd 1967 Cavanagh, JohnJohn Cavanagh ISBN 0-8264-1497-4
7 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits (2004) ABBA 1992 Vincentelli, ElisabethElisabeth Vincentelli ISBN 0-8264-1546-6
8 Electric Ladyland (2004) The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1968 Perry, JohnJohn Perry ISBN 0-8264-1571-7
9 Unknown Pleasures (2004) Joy Division 1979 Ott, ChrisChris Ott ISBN 0-8264-1549-0
10 Sign “o" the Times (2004) Prince 1987 Matos, MichaelangeloMichaelangelo Matos ISBN 0-8264-1547-4
11 The Velvet Underground & Nico (2004) The Velvet Underground 1967 Harvard, JoeJoe Harvard ISBN 0-8264-1550-4
12 Let It Be (2004) The Beatles 1970 Matteo, SteveSteve Matteo ISBN 0-8264-1634-9
13 Live at the Apollo (2004) Brown, JamesJames Brown 1963 Wolk, DouglasDouglas Wolk ISBN 0-8264-1572-5
14 Aqualung (2004) Jethro Tull 1971 Moore, AllanAllan Moore ISBN 0-8264-1619-5
15 OK Computer (2004) Radiohead 1997 Griffiths, DaiDai Griffiths ISBN 0-8264-1663-2
16 Let It Be (2004) The Replacements 1984 Meloy, ColinColin Meloy ISBN 0-8264-1633-0
17 Led Zeppelin IV (2005) Led Zeppelin 1971 Davis, ErikErik Davis ISBN 0-8264-1658-6
18 Exile on Main St. (2005) The Rolling Stones 1972 Janovitz, BillBill Janovitz ISBN 0-8264-1673-X
19 Pet Sounds (2005) The Beach Boys 1966 Fusilli, JimJim Fusilli ISBN 0-8264-1670-5
20 Ramones (2005) Ramones 1976 Rombes, NicholasNicholas Rombes ISBN 0-8264-1671-3
21 Armed Forces (2005) Costello, ElvisElvis Costello 1979 Bruno, FranklinFranklin Bruno ISBN 0-8264-1674-8
22 Murmur (2005) R.E.M. 1983 Niimi, J.J. Niimi ISBN 0-8264-1672-1
23 Grace (2005) Buckley, JeffJeff Buckley 1994 Brooks, DaphneDaphne Brooks ISBN 0-8264-1635-7
24 Endtroducing..... (2005) Shadow, DJDJ Shadow 1996 Wilder, EliotEliot Wilder ISBN 0-8264-1682-9
25 Kick Out the Jams (2005) MC5 1969 McLeese, DonDon McLeese ISBN 0-8264-1660-8
26 Low (2005) Bowie, DavidDavid Bowie 1977 Wilcken, HugoHugo Wilcken ISBN 0-8264-1684-5
27 Born in the U.S.A. (2005) Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen 1984 Himes, GeoffreyGeoffrey Himes ISBN 0-8264-1661-6
28 Music from Big Pink (2005) The Band 1968 Niven, JohnJohn Niven ISBN 0-8264-1771-X
29 In the Aeroplane over the Sea (2005) Neutral Milk Hotel 1998 Cooper, KimKim Cooper ISBN 0-8264-1690-X
30 Paul's Boutique (2006) Beastie Boys 1989 Le Roy, DanDan Le Roy ISBN 0-8264-1741-8
31 Doolittle (2006) Pixies 1989 Sisario, BenBen Sisario ISBN 0-8264-1774-4
32 There's a Riot Goin' On (2006) Sly and the Family Stone 1971 Lewis, Miles MarshallMiles Marshall Lewis ISBN 0-8264-1744-2
33 The Stone Roses (2006) The Stone Roses 1989 Green, AlexAlex Green ISBN 0-8264-1742-6
34 In Utero (2006) Nirvana 1993 Gaar, Gillian G.Gillian G. Gaar ISBN 0-8264-1776-0
35 Highway 61 Revisited (2006) Dylan, BobBob Dylan 1965 Polizzotti, MarkMark Polizzotti ISBN 0-8264-1775-2
36 Loveless (2006) My Bloody Valentine 1991 McGonigal, MikeMike McGonigal ISBN 0-8264-1548-2
37 The Who Sell Out (2006) The Who 1967 Dougan, JohnJohn Dougan ISBN 0-8264-1743-4
38 Bee Thousand (2006) Guided by Voices 1994 Woodworth, MarcMarc Woodworth ISBN 0-8264-1748-5
39 Daydream Nation (2006) Sonic Youth 1988 Stearns, MatthewMatthew Stearns ISBN 0-8264-1740-X
40 Court and Spark (2006) Mitchell, JoniJoni Mitchell 1974 Nelson, SeanSean Nelson ISBN 0-8264-1773-6
41 Use Your Illusion I and II (2006) Guns N' Roses 1991 Weisbard, EricEric Weisbard ISBN 0-8264-1924-0
69* 69 Love Songs (2006) The Magnetic Fields 1999 Beghtol, LDLD Beghtol ISBN 0-8264-1925-9
42 Songs in the Key of Life (2007) Wonder, StevieStevie Wonder 1976 Lundy, ZethZeth Lundy ISBN 0-8264-1926-7
43 The Notorious Byrd Brothers (2007) The Byrds 1968 Menck, RicRic Menck ISBN 0-8264-1717-5
44 Trout Mask Replica (2007) Captain Beefheart 1969 Courrier, KevinKevin Courrier ISBN 0-8264-2781-2
45 Double Nickels on the Dime (2007) Minutemen 1984 Fournier, Michael T.Michael T. Fournier ISBN 0-8264-2787-1
46 Aja (2007) Steely Dan 1977 Breithaupt, DonDon Breithaupt ISBN 0-8264-2783-9
47 People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (2007) A Tribe Called Quest 1990 Taylor, ShawnShawn Taylor ISBN 0-8264-1923-2
48 Rid of Me (2007) Harvey, PJPJ Harvey 1993 Schatz, KateKate Schatz ISBN 0-8264-2778-2
49 Achtung Baby (2007) U2 1991 Catanzarite, StephenStephen Catanzarite ISBN 0-8264-2784-7
50 If You're Feeling Sinister (2007) Belle & Sebastian 1996 Plagenhoef, ScottScott Plagenhoef ISBN 0-8264-2818-5
51 Pink Moon (2007) Drake, NickNick Drake 1972 Petrusich, AmandaAmanda Petrusich ISBN 0-8264-2790-1
52 Let's Talk About Love (2007) Dion, CelineCeline Dion 1997 Wilson, CarlCarl Wilson ISBN 0-8264-2788-X
53 Swordfishtrombones (2007) Waits, TomTom Waits 1983 Smay, DavidDavid Smay ISBN 0-8264-2782-0
54 20 Jazz Funk Greats (2008) Throbbing Gristle 1979 Daniel, DrewDrew Daniel ISBN 0-8264-2793-6
55 Horses (2008) Smith, PattiPatti Smith 1975 Shaw, PhilipPhilip Shaw ISBN 0-8264-2792-8
56 Master of Reality (2008) Black Sabbath 1971 Darnielle, JohnJohn Darnielle ISBN 0-8264-2899-1
57 Reign in Blood (2008) Slayer 1986 Ferris, D.X.D.X. Ferris ISBN 0-8264-2909-2
58 Shoot Out the Lights (2008) Richard and Linda Thompson 1982 Childs, HaydenHayden Childs ISBN 0-8264-2791-X
59 Gentlemen (2008) The Afghan Whigs 1993 Gendron, BobBob Gendron ISBN 0-8264-2910-6
60 Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash (2008) The Pogues 1985 Roesgen, Jeffrey T.Jeffrey T. Roesgen ISBN 0-8264-2916-5
61 The Gilded Palace of Sin (2008) The Flying Burrito Brothers 1969 Proehl, BobBob Proehl ISBN 0-8264-2903-3
62 Pink Flag (2009) Wire 1977 Neate, WilsonWilson Neate ISBN 0-8264-2914-9
63 XO (2009) Smith, ElliottElliott Smith 1998 Lemay, MathewMathew Lemay ISBN 0-8264-2900-9
64 Illmatic (2009) Nas 1994 Gasteier, MatthewMatthew Gasteier ISBN 0-8264-2907-6
65 Radio City (2009) Big Star 1974 Eaton, BruceBruce Eaton ISBN 0-8264-2898-3
66 One Step Beyond... (2009) Madness 1979 Terry Edwards ISBN 0-8264-2906-8
67 Another Green World (2009) Eno, BrianBrian Eno 1975 Dayal, GeetaGeeta Dayal ISBN 0-8264-2786-3
68 Zaireeka (2009) The Flaming Lips 1997 Richardson, MarkMark Richardson ISBN 978-0-8264-2901-8
70 Facing Future (2009) Kamakawiwoʻole, IsraelIsrael Kamakawiwoʻole 1993 Kois, DanDan Kois ISBN 0-8264-2905-X
71 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (2010) Public Enemy 1988 Weingarten, Christopher R.Christopher R. Weingarten ISBN 0-8264-2913-0
72 Wowee Zowee (2010) Pavement 1995 Charles, BryanBryan Charles ISBN 0-8264-2957-2
73 Highway to Hell (2010) AC/DC 1979 Bonomo, JoeJoe Bonomo ISBN 1-4411-9028-7
74 Song Cycle (2010) Parks, Van DykeVan Dyke Parks 1968 Henderson, RichardRichard Henderson ISBN 0-8264-2917-3
75 Spiderland (2010) Slint 1991 Tennent, ScottScott Tennent ISBN 1-4411-7026-X
76 Kid A (2010) Radiohead 2000 Lin, MarvinMarvin Lin ISBN 0-8264-2343-4
77 Tusk (2011) Fleetwood Mac 1979 Trucks, RobRob Trucks ISBN 0-8264-2902-5
78 Pretty Hate Machine (2011) Nine Inch Nails 1989 Carr, DaphneDaphne Carr ISBN 978-0-8264-2789-2
79 Chocolate and Cheese (2011) Ween 1994 Shteamer, HankHank Shteamer ISBN 0-8264-3117-8
80 American Recordings (2011) Cash, JohnnyJohnny Cash 1994 Tost, TonyTony Tost ISBN 1-4411-7461-3
81 Some Girls (2011) The Rolling Stones 1978 Patell, CyrusCyrus Patell ISBN 1-4411-9280-8
82 You're Living All Over Me (2011) Dinosaur Jr. 1987 Attfield, NickNick Attfield ISBN 1-4411-8778-2
83 Marquee Moon (2011) Television 1977 Waterman, BryanBryan Waterman ISBN 1-4411-8605-0
84 Amazing Grace (2011) Franklin, ArethaAretha Franklin 1972 Cohen, AaronAaron Cohen ISBN 1-4411-4888-4
85 Dummy (2011) Portishead 1994 Wheaton, RJRJ Wheaton ISBN 1-4411-9449-5
86 Fear of Music (2012) Talking Heads 1979 Lethem, JonathanJonathan Lethem ISBN 1-4411-2100-5
87 Histoire de Melody Nelson (2013) Serge Gainsbourg 1971 Anderson, DarranDarran Anderson ISBN 1-6235-6287-2
88 Flood (2013) They Might Be Giants 1990 Reed, S. AlexanderS. Alexander Reed and Sandifer, PhilipPhilip Sandifer ISBN 1-6235-6915-X
89 I Get Wet (2014) Andrew W.K. 2001 Crandall, PhillipPhillip Crandall ISBN 1-6235-6714-9
90 Selected Ambient Works Volume II (2014) Aphex Twin 1994 Weidenbaum, MarcMarc Weidenbaum ISBN 1-6235-6890-0
91 Entertainment! (2014) Gang of Four 1979 Dettmar, KevinKevin Dettmar ISBN 1-6235-6065-9
92 Blank Generation (2014) Richard Hell and the Voidoids 1977 Astor, PetePete Astor ISBN 1-6235-6122-1
93 Donuts (2014) J Dilla 2006 Ferguson, JordanJordan Ferguson ISBN 1-6235-6183-3
94 Smile (2014) The Beach Boys 1967 Sanchez, LuisLuis Sanchez ISBN 1-6235-6258-9
95 Definitely Maybe (2014) Oasis 1994 Niven, AlexAlex Niven ISBN 1-6235-6423-9
96 Exile in Guyville (2014) Liz Phair 1993 Arnold, GinaGina Arnold ISBN 1-4411-6257-7
97 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2014) Kanye West 2010 Walker Graves, KirkKirk Walker Graves ISBN 1-6235-6542-1
98 The Grey Album (2014) Danger Mouse 2004 Fairfield, CharlesCharles Fairfield ISBN 978-1-62356-660-9
99 ( ) (2014) Sigur Rós 2002 Hayden, EthanEthan Hayden ISBN 1-6235-6892-7
100 Dangerous (2014) Michael Jackson 1991 Fast, SusanSusan Fast ISBN 1-6235-6631-2
101 Tago Mago (2014) Can 1971 Warner, AlanAlan Warner ISBN 1-6289-2108-0
102 Ode to Billie Joe (2014) Bobbie Gentry 1967 Murtha, TaraTara Murtha ISBN 1-6235-6964-8
103 Live Through This (2014) Hole 1994 Crawford, AnwenAnwen Crawford ISBN 978-1-6235-6762-0
104 Freedom of Choice (2015) Devo 1980 Nagy, EvieEvie Nagy ISBN 978-1-6235-6344-8
105 Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (2015) Dead Kennedys 1980 Stewart, MichaelMichael Stewart ISBN 978-1-6235-6730-9
106 Super Mario Bros. (2015) Koji Kondo 1985 Schartmann, AndrewAndrew Schartmann ISBN 978-1-6289-2853-2
107 Beat Happening (2015) Beat Happening 1985 Parker, Bryan C.Bryan C. Parker ISBN 978-1628929270
108 Metallica (2015) Metallica 1991 Masciotra, DavidDavid Masciotra ISBN 978-1628929300
109 A Live One (2015) Phish 1995 Holland, WalterWalter Holland ISBN 978-1628929386
110 Bitches Brew (2015) Miles Davis 1970 Grella, GeorgeGeorge Grella ISBN 978-1628929430
111 Parallel Lines (2016) Blondie 1978 McLeod, KembrewKembrew McLeod ISBN 978-1501302374
112 Workingman's Dead (2016) Grateful Dead 1970 Poole, BuzzBuzz Poole ISBN 978-1628929249
113 Hangin' Tough (2016) New Kids on the Block 1988 Wallwork, RebeccaRebecca Wallwork ISBN 978-1628929737
114 The Geto Boys (2016) The Geto Boys 1990 Potts, RolfRolf Potts ISBN 978-1628929461
115 Dig Me Out (2016) Sleater-Kinney 1997 Babovic, JovanaJovana Babovic ISBN 978-1628929768
116 Sound of Silver (2016) LCD Soundsystem 2007 Leas, RyanRyan Leas ISBN 978-1501325595

[*] Intentionally mis-numbered

Forthcoming titles[edit]

2016
2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yoder, Anne K. (3 April 2006). "Introduction and Interview with Series Editor David Barker". PopMatters. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Benfer, Amy (28 August 2014). "Review 33⅓ book series celebrates records -- and its 10th anniversary". LA Times. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Brown, Harley (25 February 2015). "How the 33 1/3 Series, In Spite of Two Shrinking Industries, Continues to Thrive". Billboard. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 

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