Album of the Month

Album of the Month: Air ‘Moon Safari’

French duo AIR’s debut album “Moon Safari” is one of the most classic French pop records of all time and one of the sexiest.

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Album of the Month: Massive Attack ‘Blue Lines’

Massive Attack’s debut album but Bristol on the musical map, became a post-club and late-night (or early morning?) classic and forged a sound that influenced a range of acts from DJ Shadow to Portishead.

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Album of the Month: New Order ‘Power Corruption and Lies’

The album that was inspired by downtown New York City club culture and completed the band’s musical transformation.

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Album of the Month: Talking Heads ‘Remain in Light’

The album that united the Downtown New York Scene circa 1980 with its Paradise Garage-meets-CBGBs-meets-The Kitchen recipe.

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Album of the Month: Led Zeppelin ‘Houses of the Holy’

“We thought of putting steps on the cover to help you do the dance.” – Jimmy Page on “Houses of the Holy”. CAS celebrates the 40th Anniversary.

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Album of the Month: Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue’

Ever the musical chameleon who continuously challenged himself with new musical forms, Miles wanted to move away from the hard bop sound and instead, experiment with modal jazz.

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Album of the Month: Brian Eno ‘Here Come the Warm Jets’

After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno unleashes his own unadulterated brand of art-rock-pop on his debut solo album “Here Come the Warm Jets”.

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Album of the Month: Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’

“It was the end. We’d reached the point we’d been aiming for since teenagers. There was really nothing more to do.” – Roger Waters after the unanticipated success of “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Time to make another album then!

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Album of the Month: Portishead ‘Dummy’

Portishead’s first album, “Dummy”, did not sound like much else out there when it was released in 1994. Although it did draw upon the trip hop Bristol sound popularised by The Wild Bunch and Massive Attack, it pushed the sound further afield.

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Album of the Month: Donald Byrd ‘Places and Spaces’

Produced and co-written by the Mizell Brothers, this album sees trumpeter go into more funky and soulful R&B territory…

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