Saturday, July 4, 2015

33â…" (Thirty-Three and a Third) is a series of books written about music albums, featuring one author per album. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, the series was founded by David Barker, and is edited by Ally Jane Grossan. The series title refers to the speed (33â…" revolutions per minute) of an LP album.

Published titles

As of June 2015, 106 books have been published.

[*] Intentionally mis-numbered

Forthcoming titles


  • Workingman’s Dead, by Buzz Poole, on the album by Grateful Dead (1970)
  • Beat Happening, by Bryan C. Parker, on the album by Beat Happening (1985)
  • Metallica, by David Masciotra, on the album by Metallica (1991)
  • A Live One, by Walter Holland, on the live album by Phish (1995)


  • >Bitches Brew, by George Grella, on the album by Miles Davis (1970)
  • The Geto Boys, by Rolf Potts, on the album by the Geto Boys (1990)
  • Psychocandy, by Paula Mejia, on the album by The Jesus and Mary Chain (1985)
  • Hi, How Are You, by Benjamin Shapiro, on the album by Daniel Johnston (1983)
  • Dig Me Out, by Jovana Babović, on the album by Sleater-Kinney (1997)
  • Hangin' Tough, by Rebecca Wallwork, on the album by New Kids on the Block (1988)
  • Donny Hathaway Live, by Emily Lordi, on the live album by Donny Hathaway (1972)
  • The Raincoats, by Jenn Pelly, on the album by The Raincoats (1979)
  • Parallel Lines, by Kembrew McLeod, on the album by Blondie (1978)

External links

  • Official blog for the series
  • TimesOnline on the book series.
  • PopMatters on the book series.

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