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Do you know about the 33 1/3 book series, published by Continuum? Each book highlights one particular rock 'n' roll album. The Decemberists' Colin Meloy wrote about the Let It Be album by The Replacements. Chris Ott wrote a book on Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album. Other albums that have been written about include ones by ABBA, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, DJ Shadow, The Smiths, Dusty Springfield, and many more. In fact, around the time of the 2008 EMP Pop Conference, we here at imaginary headquarters posed the question in an interview series and there were some great responses.
They're asking you, dear music fan, for your own proposal. I have to think on this, but I have a couple of ideas that might make for interesting book reading.
The last time they had this, I proposed a book based on the John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album. Is there a better holiday album thus far produced? I think not, dear friends, I think not...