33 1/3 Announces Short List

33 1/3 Announces Short List
After a bit of a delay, Continuum's 33 1/3 series has whittled its long list down to a short one, and announced the 27 proposal finalists for future in-depth album analysis.

As expected, much heated debate has begun over the shortlist, which was posted on the series' blog late last week and cut down from an original 597 proposals. Many online commenters are calling the shortlist "bland," "a bummer" and "a list completely tailored to books that will sell," while others are downright stoked on the choices, which include such selections as David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Paul Simon's Graceland, Radiohead's Kid A, Slint's Spiderlandand Colossal Youth by Young Marble Giants.

If you want to throw in your two cents, you can join the fray over here or check out that long list over here to do a little long and short comparison.

< Here are the selections that made it onto the shortlist:


AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
The Beatles - The Beatles
Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
ELO - Out of the Blue

Grateful Dead - Closing of Winterland
Johnny Cash - American Recordings
Kiss - Destroyer
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
Lil' Wayne - Da Drought 3
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Lou Reed - Metal Music Machine [sic?]
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
Operation Ivy - Energy
Paul Simon - Graceland
Radiohead - Kid A
Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Slint - Spiderland
Television - Marquee Moon
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth