If you’ve ever read a book in Continuum’s excellent 33 1/3 series about an album that changed your life, you know why we would argue that they are exactly what music needs. It’s all about context, and if your love for (or interest in) a particular album knows no bounds, these “deep dives,” to use the parlance of our times, are well worth reading.
In our interview with the series’ founder David Barker, we learned that there was no plan to make app versions of these much-beloved books. Now, at least, they’re for sale in the iBook store, so in a sense, they have arrived on iOS.
Bonus: From today, June 18, until July 2, every book in the series will cost $5. Prices will increase after that.
If reading’s not your style, twenty-five of the eighty-six 33 1/3 books are also available in audiobook form (thanks, Michael), so you can listen on your PodTrain or ExerWheel instead of seeing with your EyePods.
75 Spiderland - Slint 1991 Scott Tennent
76 Kid A - Radiohead 2000 Marvin Lin
77 Tusk - Fleetwood Mac 1979 Rob Trucks
78 Pretty Hate Machine Nine Inch Nails 1989 Daphne Carr
79 Chocolate and Cheese Ween 1994 Hank Shteamer
80 American Recordings Johnny Cash 1994 Tony Tost
81 Some Girls The Rolling Stones 1978 Cyrus Patell
82 You’re Living All Over Me Dinosaur Jr. 1987 Nick Attfield
83 Marquee Moon Television 1977 Bryan Waterman
84 Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin 1972 Aaron Cohen