The Next Crop Of 33 1/3 Books Will Not Be As Classic Rock-Leaning As You Might Have Feared

noah | May 9, 2009 10:30 am

The 33 1/3 book series, in which one album is given a book-length treatment by a writer, has finally narrowed its latest shortlist down to 11 titles. The list of approved albums–and the authors who will be taking the albums on–for the 2010-2011 roster of books after the jump: Portishead’s Dummy, by RJ Wheaton Johnny Cash’s American Recordings, by Tony Tost Television’s Marquee Moon, by Bryan Waterman Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville, by Gina Arnold AC/DC’s Highway to Hell, by Joe Bonomo Ween’s Chocolate and Cheese, by Hank Shteamer Radiohead’s Kid A, by Marvin Lin Dinosaur Jr.’s You’re Living All Over Me, by Nick Attfield Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace, by Aaron Cohen Slint’s Spiderland, by Scott Tennent The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls, by Cyrus Patell Given the sorta-classic-rockish nature of the previous shortlist, I’m a little relieved that this roster of titles doesn’t hew as closely to the Canon Of Acceptable-To-Discuss Rock as some might have feared it might be. (NB: Dummy was actually not on that list; series editor David Barker said that he “changed my mind on that one, late in the day.”) And hey, at the very least, the semi-triumphant return of Gina Arnold should inspire some nostalgia for fanzine-era complaining! The Chosen Eleven [33 1/3; HT (and congratulations to) scott pgwp]