Continuum Set To Publish 33 1/3 Books On Kanye West, Aphex Twin, Andrew W.K.

    Publishing company Continuum began printing its 33 1/3 series, in which individual albums are explored in 100-plus-page installments, in 2003. And while the books have traditionally been about albums that came out as many as 30 or 40 years prior, the latest batch will take on several strikingly contemporary albums: Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet (2001), Sigur Rós’ ( ) (2002), Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album (2004), J Dilla’s Donuts (2006), Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), and Björk’s Biophilia (2011), among others.

    The authors this time around include British songwriter Peter Astor, who will be writing about Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ 1977 Blank Generation, and Christian songwriter/producer Phillip Sandifer, who will be tackling They Might Be Giants’ 1990 Flood. Check out the full list of new titles below; expect most if not all of them to hit shelves sometime in 2013 or ’14.

    • Andrew WK: I Get Wet, by Phillip Crandall
      Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Vol II, by Marc Weidenbaum
      Beach Boys: Smile, by Luis Sanchez
      Bjork: Biophilia, by Nicola Dibben
      Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Billie Joe, by Tara Murtha
      Danger Mouse: The Grey Album, by Charles Fairchild
      Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, by Mike Foley
      Devo: Freedom of Choice, by Evie Nagy
      Gang of Four: Entertainment! by Kevin Dettmar
      Hole: Live Through This, by Anwyn Crawford
      J Dilla: Donuts, by Jordan Ferguson
      Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, by Kirk Walker Graves
      Michael Jackson: Dangerous, by Susan Fast
      Oasis: Definitely Maybe, by Alex Niven
      Richard Hell and the Voidoids: Blank Generation, by Pete Astor
      Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson, by Darran Anderson
      Sigur Ros: ( ), by Ethan Hayden
      They Might Be Giants: Flood, by Alex Reed and Philip Sandifer