Posts Tagged 'Seventies'

Album Suggestions from January 2012

We had a sold out session to kick off the year and we saw many new faces who made some new album suggestions. Many albums have also reappeared but don’t worry – I get the hint!

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Album of the Month: Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On”

Inflation, war, environmental degradation, overpopulation, protests and social upheaval are the themes of this seminal album. It is now over forty years since it’s release and not much has changed.

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Album Suggestions from December 2011

Nick Drake, Big Star, Serge Gainsbourg – we got some serious listening to do next year!

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Album Suggestions from October and November 2011

I wonder if Lou Reed ever anticipated he would be on an album list alongside Abba? I would love to see his face if he found out.

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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 Suggestions from September 2011

You will find Todd Rundgren next to The Sex Pistols (that does make me giggle) and Duke Ellington next to Queens of the Stone Age (“Songs for the Deaf” on a hi-fi? Why not?).

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Album Suggestions from Camp Bestival

In the meantime, check out this list of albums suggested by the Camp Bestival attendees. It has some of the usual greats along with a lot of new suggestions (from The Congos to The Dead Kennedys). Another great read…

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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 Suggestions from July 2011

Maybe the most versatile suggestion list from the past month’s session – from pop to soul to metal to rock to new wave to new age to electronic to house and even our first alt country suggestion (Flying Burrito Brothers – yeah!).

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Album Suggestions from June 2011

Wow – some nice jazz suggestions here. Love the Pat Metheny and it has to be said that anything on the ECM label is like sonic nirvana! He and Lyle Mays have a lot of great albums but this one is truly special.

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