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Album Suggestions from December 2011

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

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.

The Story of 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.

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?).

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…

The Story of 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)?

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!).

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.

The Story of 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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