A publisher has commissioned and printed a series of books. The premise: 1 writer looks at 1 album. Brilliant. So far, about 100 books in the series (so look for your faves). Short books (though that doesn't guarantee an easy read) and readily available for inexpensive in all media. The current one is a real odd duck: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/20/bo...liz-phair.html
but for example, #12 is Let It Be, #13 is James Brown Live at the Apollo, #25 is the MC5 Kick Out the Jams. Could you mix artists any weirder??