Album of the Month

Album of the Month: Joni Mitchell “Blue”

“Blue” is Mitchell’s first song cycle whereby all the songs interrelate in their theme of loss and transformation. Released in 1971, the album reflects the disillusionment and disenchantment felt by a generation during the closing of The Sixties.

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Album of the Month: Amy Winehouse “Back to Black”

Amy Winehouse was somewhat of an anomaly within the music biz. Despite topping the pop charts and winning a slew of awards including five Grammy Awards, an Ivor Novello, a BRIT, a MOBO and much, much more, she did not fit into the pop star mould in any shape or form.

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Album of the Month: Nirvana ‘Nevermind’

Classic Albums Sundays Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy recalls the time she interviewed Nirvana during the week of Nevermind’s release.

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Album of the Month: Pink Floyd “The Dark Side of the Moon”

How did an album about mental illness, mortality and the need for human empathy become one of the most classic, iconic albums of all time staying on the US Billboard Charts for 741 weeks (14 years)?

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Album of the Month: Human League “Dare” and “Love and Dancing”

“Dare” was the first album recorded with the new Human League line-up and catapulted the band into pop success. Thee band’s roots were more avant-garde and experimental as evidenced on their first two albums “Reproduction” and “Travelogue”.

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Album of the Month: Bob Marley and The Wailers “Exodus”

Released in the summer of 1977, Bob Marley and The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’ is considered one of the most important reggae albums of all time and it propelled Bob Marley into international stardom.

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Album of the Month: Love “Forever Changes”

Love “Forever Changes” is one of the seminal sixties albums and one of the top psychedelic albums of all times according to serious music fans and critics. The band may not be familiar to many people but Love was Los Angeles’ biggest band before the incredible ascent of the Doors.

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Album of the Month: Primal Scream “Screamadelica”

It’s the 20th anniversary (already?) of the release of this seminal album which fused together acid house, psychedelic soul and good ole rock n’ roll. This is the album that elevated Primal Scream onto a mainstream level and became the soundtrack to our lives for a period of time and with good reason.

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Album of the Month: Grace Jones “Nightclubbing”

This is definitely my favourite Grace Jones album as not only does it include the fantastic Flash and the Pan and Iggy Pop covers but it also features my favourite ever Grace Jones song, “I’ve Done It Again”, which I believe is about reincarnation.

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Album of the Month: Stevie Wonder ‘Innervisions’

It’s difficult to pick a definitive Stevie Wonder album but “Innervisions” is part of his ‘Classic Period’ canon and featured a musical premonition of his horrific car accident.

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