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[A] wildly accessible, entertaining, and thoughtful book about the importance of an album that nobody talks about much anymore. (Paul Constant The Stranger)

About the Author

Mark Richardson is the managing editor of Pitchfork. He was a contributing editor to The Pitchfork 500 and his writing on music has appeared in publications including the Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Metro Times Detroit.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (December 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826429017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826429018
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 0.3 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,015,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Richardson has been writing for the Chicago-based online music magazine Pitchfork since 1998, and currently serves as the publication's editor-in-chief. He is the author of Zaireeka, a book in the 33 1/3 series of short books focusing on a single album, and has written for publications including The Village Voice, Metro Times Detroit, The L.A. Weekly, Paste, and Washington City Paper.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gene on March 3, 2011
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This book is based on the The Flaming Lips album, Zaireeka. The album consists of four compact discs, each of its eight songs consists of four stereo tracks, one from each CD.

In this book, Mark Richardson, who is also Managing Editor for Pitchfork, explains thoroughly the history of The Flaming Lips and the journey that led up to recording Zaireeka. He gives an insightful explanation for each song, but more than that, he ties in his own experiences with The Flaming Lips.

Overall a really good read and I highly recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ckalltheway on June 22, 2011
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I've read a few books in this series and have found that I am occasionally bogged down by mundane details. This one was actually hard to put down! Cheers to the author Mark Richardson, this is a really great read
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Little on November 16, 2010
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Mark Richardson is an excellent writer who give the reader a short and sweet background on the band then dives into the making of the album and the aftermath of it's release. Lips frontman Wayne Coyne provides interesting tidbits as well making this an exceptional entry into the 33 1/3 series.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich L. on August 8, 2012
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The author gives a to-the-point history of the Lips prior to this album, and directs readers in the right place for more info. He sums up the listening experience in a factual way. His track-by-track reviews will vary in opinion from reader to reader, but it's not too off-track. An enjoyable read, and a must for Lips fans.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sam Green on September 12, 2011
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I've never read a book with more typos. 33 1/3 should be embarrassed.

As for the content, this is one of the lesser entries.
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