Short essays on “beloved and underrated albums”.

Since 2003, the 33 1/3 series has been publishing book-length explorations into canonical albums such as DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing….., Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II, J Dilla’s Donuts and Bjork’s Homogenic.

They have just published an essay compilation authored by 53 previous series contributors that focus on other albums that have continued to obsess them but didn’t quite make the cut for their full-length books.

Notable essays include musings on The Durutti Column’s The Return of the Durutti Column by Philip Shaw, De La Soul’s De La Soul Is Dead by Shawn Taylor, Digable Planets’ Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) by Walter Biggins and Haruomi Hosono’s Philharmony by Bryan Waterman.

The 33 1/3 B-sides is out now on Bloomsbury Press.

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