The book series reveals the full list of potential albums.

If you’re not familiar with the 33 1/3 book series, the idea is simple: an author dedicates an entire book’s length to exploring one album. Even as it has grown more popular, the series has stuck by its process of holding an open invitation to anyone who would like to send in a book proposal. As the years have gone on, and more classic albums are taken, the proposals have only gotten more contemporary and esoteric.

That may have culminated this year with the release of a book analyzing Koji Kondo’s soundtrack to Super Mario Bros. (which we premiered an excerpt from), but some of these choices are pretty surprising on their own.

Take a look at some that jumped out to us below and read the entire list here.

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
Burial – Untrue
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid m.A.A.d City
Daft Punk – Discovery
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven
Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas
Current 93 – Thunder Perfect Mind
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
The Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die
Tom Waits – Bone Machine
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Steve Reich –Music for 18 Musicians
Stereolab – Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Volume 2)
William Basinski – The Disintegration Loops



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