My Aphex Twin Book: a 33 â…“ Bestseller for 2014

Welcome news from my publisher


cover-from-Bloomsbury-siteThis is very nice news. I just learned this morning that my book in the 33 1/3 series, on Aphex Twin’s album Selected Ambient Works Volume II, is one of the top 10 bestsellers in the series for all of 2014. That’s out of over 100 books. The 100th in the series, by Susan Fast, on Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous, came out in September. I’m especially happy that two largely lyric-less albums, mine and Ferguson’s Donuts, made the list. Also, Ferguson was one of the authors I brought in to work on those comics I edited for the recent Tokyo festival put on by Red Bull Music Academy. His comic was on Isao Tomita. Anyhow, below is the top 10 list of 33 1/3’s 2014 bestsellers in full. My book, which was published on February 13, 2014, and is now in its second printing, came in #5:

  1. J Dilla’s Donuts by Jordan Ferguson

  2. Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kirk Walker Graves

  3. Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville by Gina Arnold

  4. Michael Jackson’s Dangerous by Susan Fast

  5. Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II by Marc Weidenbaum

  6. Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality by John Darnielle

  7. Oasis’ Definitely Maybe by Alex Niven

  8. Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Kim Cooper

  9. Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique by Dan LeRoy

  10. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love by Carl Wilson.

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