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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Greatest Hits, Volume 2

Just in time for the holidays, we're happy to announce the arrival of 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Vol 2.

350 fun-packed pages, featuring extracts from titles 21 through 40 in the series. In my mind, it documents the series' teenage years - cocky, nervous, experimental, excitable, with obvious growth spurts, just a little acne and at least three apalling hairstyles. But loveable, through it all.

The books excerpted are:

Elvis Costello's Armed Forces, by Franklin Bruno
R.E.M.'s Murmur, by J. Niimi
Jeff Buckley's Grace, by Daphne Brooks
DJ Shadow's Endtroducing, by Eliot Wilder
The MC5's Kick Out the Jams, by Don McLeese
David Bowie's Low, by Hugo Wilcken
Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A., by Geoffrey Himes
The Band's Music from Big Pink, by John Niven
Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, by Kim Cooper
The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique, by Dan LeRoy
The Pixies' Doolittle, by Ben Sisario
Sly and the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On, by Miles Marshall Lewis
The Stone Roses, by Alex Green
Nirvana's In Utero, by Gillian G. Gaar
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, by Mark Polizzotti
My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, by Mike McGonigal
The Who's Sell Out, by John Dougan
Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand, by Marc Woodworth
Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation, by Matthew Stearns
Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark, by Sean Nelson

We didn't do the Under-21 Essay Contest this time around, because I've been too busy this summer. Sorry about that!

Anyhow, we hope you enjoy this compilation - it's a great way of introducing people to the series, if you're feeling gifty.

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