It was only a matter of time before a clever publisher realized that there is an audience for whom Exile on Main Street or Electric Ladyland are as significant and worthy of study as The Catcher in the Rye or Middlemarch…The series, which now comprises 29 titles with more in the works, is freewheeling and eclectic, ranging from minute rock-geek analysis to idiosyncratic personal celebration

The New York Times Book Review

A growing Alexandria of rock criticism
The Los Angeles Times

Ideal for the rock geek who thinks liner notes just aren’t enough
Rolling Stone

One of the coolest publishing imprints on the planet

These are for the insane collectors out there who appreciate fantastic design, well-executed thinking, and things that make your house look cool. Each volume in this series takes a seminal album and breaks it down in startling minutiae. We love these. We are huge nerds.

A brilliant series…each one a word of real love

Passionate, obsessive, and smart

Religious tracts for the nock ‘n’ roll faithful
Uncut (UK)

For those of you who really like to know everything there is to know about an album, you’d do well to check out Continuum’s 33 1/3 series of books.


33 1/3 in the Press:

AM New York celebrates the 10-year anniversary of 33 1/3 with advice from our very own series editor Ally-Jane Grossan.

Creem dubs the 33 1/3 series “indispensable for appreciators of music.”

Stet interviews editor Ally-Jane Grossan about 33 1/3.

The Los Angeles Times celebrates 33 1/3’s 10th anniversary

Series editor Ally Jane Grossan and writer Amanda Petrusich (Pink Moon) talk 33 1/3 with NPR’s Soundcheck

Slate writer Stephen Burt discusses 33 1/3 in the context of the rock music and rock critic canon.

Read editor Ally-Jane Grossan speaking more about 33 1/3 on The Vinyl District


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