Kanye West, Bjork, J Dilla and more to be featured in a 33⅓ book series

Music book series 33⅓ have announced their next wave of publications, taking on albums like Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' and J Dilla's 'Donuts'.


Music book series 33⅓ is celebrating its 10th birthday with a whole stack of new reading material.

The 33⅓ series publishes books either inspired by or focused on classic albums, usually in the form of longform essays, and has in the past focused on records such as Radiohead's 'Kid A', Wire's 'Pink Flag', Throbbing Gristle's '20 Jazz Funk Greats', My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless', and albums that are, according to the often dubious critical canon, indisputable classics.

A forthcoming batch of books focus on albums such as Kanye West's canon-securing 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', J Dilla's 'Donuts', Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' and Bjork's 'Biophilia'.

Not all the books have release dates fixed, but the next wave will include: 

October 24th: Serge Gainsbourg – 'Histoire de Melody Nelson', by Darran Anderson
November 21st: They Might Be Giants – 'Flood', by S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer

January 2nd: Andrew WK – 'I Get Wet' by Phillip Crandall
February 13th: Aphex Twin – 'Selected Ambient Works Vol. II' by Marc Weidenbaum
March 27th: The Beach Boys – 'Smile' by Luis A. Sanchez

Other confirmed titles without a set publication date are:

Gang of Four – 'Entertainment!', by Kevin Dettmar
J Dilla – 'Donuts', by Jordan Ferguson
Richard Hell & The Voidoids – 'Blank Generation', by Pete Astor
Liz Phair – 'Exile in Guyville', by Gina Arnold
Oasis – 'Definitely Maybe', by Alex Niven
Kanye West – 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', by Kirk Walker Graves
Sigur Ros – '( )', by Ethan Hayden
Bjork – 'Biophilia', by Nicola Dibben
Bobbie Gentry – 'Ode to Billie Joe', by Tara Murtha
Danger Mouse – 'The Grey Album', by Charles Fairchild
Hole – 'Live Through This', by Anwyn Crawford
Michael Jackson – 'Dangerous', by Susan Fast
Dead Kennedys – 'Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables', by Mike Foley
Devo’s 'Freedom of Choice', by Evie Nagy

There will also an open call for new proposals into the 33⅓ series announced on 31st January 2014 – get writing.


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