Earlier this year we announced Bloomsbury Academic's open call for writers, in the hunt for more albums for their next batch of album-centric music books.
News has now emerged of Bloomsbury releasing another 18 books in the series, which already stands at 86 editions, through the year of 2013-2014. A Spin mag report reveled the new volumes are decidedly contemporary. Previously, only Radiohead's seminal 2000 release Kid A was "of the new millenium."
The full list is below, which along with essential albums from Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works Vol II), Michael Jackson (Dangerous), Bjork (Biophilia), and J Dilla (Donuts), includes classics from Serge Gainsbourg, Sigur Ros, Beach Boys and Kanye West.
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
03 September 2012