The 33 1/3 Series Plays The Hits

After word that the final list of books being published in the latest installment of the album-per-tome 33 1/3 series would be delayed because of “economy-related goings-on,” series publisher Continuum released a 27-album shortlist on the series’ blog. The list was probably going to cause lots of head-scratching and Internet-based anger no matter what it was made up of, but its reliance on Big Albums And Artists That Stand The Maybe A Bit Rockist-Leaning Test Of Time (or, in the case of Metal Machine Music, the test of being a go-to punching bag for rock critics of all stripes) particularly rankled many members of the peanut gallery. The full list after the jump.

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James Franco Journeys To The End Of Taste

It was a good night for Idolator faves at the Oscars last night. A.R. Rahman won twice, both for his original score and for the song “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire. But you know that already. You might not know about James Franco.

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Continuum’s 33 1/3 Series

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In Which We Wonder If Any Of You Actually Followed Through On Those 33 1/3 Pitches

When we mentioned the call for proposals by the… More »

What Album Would You Like To Write A Book About?

The publishing house Continuum is apparently… More »

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