Monday, January 08, 2007

Allegro Non Troppo

So the 33 1/3 series of books is having an open call for submissions for writers who want to write a brief book (10,000 words or so—an extended essay, really) about an important album in the history of pop music.

Matthew and I were going back and forth about this, and noting the many gaps that still remain in 33 1/3’s canon—the important artists and albums who remain unrepresented in the series. Then the thought occurred to me: What albums that would not benefit from scholarly insight and analysis, and from what angles will smart, culturally-savvy commentators not be approaching them?

Here’s one for starters:

The Talking Box, or, Whereon One Cannot Speak, Thereon One Must Play One’s Guitar: Expressing the Inexpressible in Frampton Comes Alive

Now: over to you in the comments.

(Mind you, the actual Celine Dion book that’s in the works is going to take some beating...)

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