|Caroline Bermudez reports:
There are certain albums that just can't be contained by 800-word reviews. These are the albums you play on repeat until the disc is scratched or the battery dies. You obsess over the meaning of every single word in their lyrics, read multiple biographies about the artists in question, or turn each chord into a meditation. Have heart devoted listeners: someone out there has you and your battered headphones in mind.
The Continuum International Publishing Group has announced 21 new titles in its 33 1/3 series, a collection of short books about beloved (and heavily scrutinized) albums from the last half-century. The new additions, to be published throughout 2007 and 2008, run the gamut from folk to hip-hop to proto-industrial.
Here is a list of the new tomes, so get ready to make room on your shelf:
Guns N' Roses's Use Your Illusion by Eric Weisbard