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33 1/3 Greatest Hits by David Barker

33 1/3 Greatest Hits

Part of the 33 1/3 Series


33 1/3 Greatest Hits by David Barker

This second compendium of extracts from Continuum's acclaimed and successful 33 1/3 series, Volume 2 features twenty sharp, savvy and very different writers' takes on albums by Neutral Milk Hotel, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie, the Pixies, the Beastie Boys, Nirvana, REM the Band and many more. It is a perfect gift for the music lover in your life!


This odd, beautiful collection was spawned from an odd and beautiful idea. Come up with a list of 50 classic albums for the last four decades, email it out to a diverse group of writers, musicians, industry wonks, and some people who defy description, and ask them to write a brief book about why they love it. David Barker did just that with his 33 1/3 series. He found the response from writers impressive and popular. The series of books, which can only be described as cute (measuring slightly bigger than a deck of cards and about half as thick), are a mixed bag that run the gamut from eye-opening looks at the essence of an album to pieces that leap the bounds of appreciation and are positively obsessive. This anthology brings together selections from the first 20 volumes of the series. Playback St. Louis

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Publication date

15th December 2007


David Barker

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


288 pages


Rock & Pop music
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