33 1/3 Series

1. Dusty Springfield’s Dusty in Memphis (1969)
by Warren Zanes
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2. Love’s Forever Changes (1967)
by Andrew Hultkrans
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  3. Neil Young’s Harvest (1972)
by Sam Inglis
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  4. The Kinks’ The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
by Andy Miller
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  5. The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder (1985)
by Joe Pernice
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  6. Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
by John Cavanagh
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  7. ABBA’s ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits (1992)
by Elisabeth Vincentelli
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  8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland (1968)
by John Perry
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  9. Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (1979)
by Chris Ott
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  10. Prince’s Sign “☮” the Times (1987)
by Michaelangelo Matos
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  11. The Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
by Joe Harvard
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  12. The Beatles’ Let It Be (1970)
by Steve Matteo
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13. James Brown’s Live at the Apollo (1963)
by Douglas Wolk
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  14. Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (1971)
by Allan Moore
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  15. Radiohead’s OK Computer (1997)
by Dai Griffiths
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  16. The Replacements’ Let It Be (1984)
by Colin Meloy
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  17. Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
by Erik Davis
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  18. The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. (1972)
by Bill Janovitz
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  19. The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds (1966)
by Jim Fusilli
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  20. Ramones’ Ramones (1976)
by Nicholas Rombes
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  21. Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces (1979)
by Franklin Bruno
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  22. R.E.M.’s Murmur (1983)
by J. Niimi
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  23. Jeff Buckley’s Grace (1994)
by Daphne Brooks
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  24. DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing….. (1996)
by Eliot Wilder
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  25. MC5’s Kick Out the Jams (1969)
by Don McLeese
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  26. David Bowie’s Low (1977)
by Hugo Wilcken
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  27. Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
by Geoffrey Himes
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  28. The Band’s Music from Big Pink (1968)
by John Niven
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  29. Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane over the Sea (1998)
by Kim Cooper
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  30. Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (1989)
by Dan Le Roy
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  31. Pixies’ Doolittle (1989)
by Ben Sisario
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  32. Sly and the Family Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971)
by Miles Marshall Lewis
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  33. The Stone Roses’ The Stone Roses (1989)
by Alex Green
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  34. Nirvana’s In Utero (1993)
by Gillian G. Gaar
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  35. Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
by Mark Polizzotti
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  36. My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless (1991)
by Mike McGonigal
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  37. The Who’s The Who Sell Out (1967)
by John Dougan
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  38. Guided by Voices’ Bee Thousand (1994)
by Marc Woodworth
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  39. Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation (1988)
by Matthew Stearns
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  40. Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark (1974)
by Sean Nelson
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  41. Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I and II (1991)
by Eric Weisbard
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  42. Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
by Zeth Lundy
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  43. The Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
by Ric Menck
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  44. Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica (1969)
by Kevin Courrier
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  45. Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
by Michael T. Fournier
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  46. Steely Dan’s Aja (1977)
by Don Breithaupt
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  47. A Tribe Called Quest’s People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
by Shawn Taylor
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  48. PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me (1993)
by Kate Schatz
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  49. U2’s Achtung Baby (1991)
by Stephen Catanzarite
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  50. Belle & Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
by Scott Plagenhoef
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  51. Nick Drake’s Pink Moon (1972)
by Amanda Petrusich
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  52. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love (1997)
by Carl Wilson
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  53. Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones (1983)
by David Smay
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  54. Throbbing Gristle’s 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
by Drew Daniel
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  55. Patti Smith’s Horses (1975)
by Philip Shaw
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  56. Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality (1971)
by John Darnielle
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  57. Slayer’s Reign in Blood (1986)
by D.X. Ferris
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  58. Richard and Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out the Lights (1982)
by Hayden Childs
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  59. The Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen (1993)
by Bob Gendron
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  60. The Pogues’ Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash (1985)
by Jeffery T. Roesgen
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  61. The Flying Burrito Brothers’ The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
by Bob Proehl
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  62. Wire’s Pink Flag (1977)
by Wilson Neate
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  63. Elliott Smith’s XO (1998)
by Mathew Lemay
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  64. Nas’ Illmatic (1994)
by Matthew Gasteier
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  65. Big Star’s Radio City (1974)
by Bruce Eaton
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  66. Madness’ One Step Beyond… (1979)
by Terry Edwards
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  67. Brian Eno’s Another Green World (1975)
by Geeta Dayal
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  68. The Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka (1997)
by Mark Richardson
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  69. The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs (1999)
by LD Beghtol
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  70. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s Facing Future (1993)
by Dan Kois
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  71. Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
by Christopher R. Weingarten
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  72. Pavement’s Wowee Zowee (1995)
by Bryan Charles
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  73. AC/DC’s Highway to Hell (1979)
by Joe Bonomo
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  74. Van Dyke Parks’s Song Cycle (1968)
by Richard Henderson
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  75. Slint’s Spiderland (1991)
by Scott Tennent
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  76. Radiohead’s Kid A (2000)
by Marvin Lin
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  77. Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk (1979)
by Rob Trucks
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  78. Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
by Daphne Carr
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  79. Ween’s Chocolate and Cheese (1994)
by Hank Shteamer
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  80. Johnny Cash’s American Recordings (1994)
by Tony Tost
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  81. The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls (1978)
by Cyrus Patell
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  82. Dinosaur Jr.’s You’re Living All Over Me (1987)
by Nick Attfield
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  83. Television’s Marquee Moon (1977)
by Bryan Waterman
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  84. Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace (1972)
by Aaron Cohen
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  85. Portishead’s Dummy (1994)
by RJ Wheaton
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  86. Talking Heads’ Fear of Music (1979)
by Jonathan Lethem
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  87. Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
by Darran Anderson
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  88. They Might Be Giants’ Flood (1990)
by S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer
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  89. Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet (2001)
by Phillip Crandall
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Aphex Twin 90. Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
by Marc Weidenbaum
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  91. Gang of Four’s Entertainment (1979)
by Kevin J.H. Dettmar
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  92. Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation (1977)
by Pete Astor
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  93. J Dilla’s Donuts (2006)
by Jordan Ferguson
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  94. The Beach Boys’ Smile (1967)
by Luis Sanchez
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  95. Oasis’ Definitely Maybe (1994)
by Alex Niven
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  96. Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville (1993)
by Gina Arnold
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54 comments

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    • Hi Elizabeth. That would be wonderful! Please get in touch with our US marketer, found on the “contact us” page. She will be able to point you in the right direction.

  4. Rakabash

    “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield needs to be the next 33 1/3 book. This album is seminal not only for 70s funk and r&b, but also to the film industry. Revolutionized how Hollywood promoted soundtracks and movie releases.

  5. Gaucho

    That’s not how it works and not what the series is about. I’d rather read a good book on a bad album (Let’s Talk About Love) than a bad book on a good album.

  6. Will

    Hey guys…if Michael’s gonna have volume #100 in the series with his “Dangerous ” album being covered, then what are volumes 89 to 99?

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  13. Manny C

    Why was PET SOUNDS, when reissued under the Bloomsbury banner, renumbered from 19 to 2? None of the other titles received a renumbering, I don’t think. Was it an error?

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    • yo

      Of course it matters. It’s all these books with the same boring rockist white male list of albums, almost completely ignoring Rap and R&B outside of the few unavoidable obvious choices.

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  16. monkeycatt

    aren’t there a few after 90 by this time. gang of four, richard hell and j dilla all appear to be out, according to amazon

      • monkeycatt

        hey thanks for putting all the new ones up…i’m ocd and have all of them to date (complete with the cds). weill, i’m actually on the serge gainsborg one you get the idea.

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