1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

614. The Clash (UK)- The Clash

Brief Background: The Clash is the self-titled debut album by the UK punk band. It was recorded in February of 1977 and released in April of the same year (only in the UK). … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

615. Rattus Norvegicus- The Stranglers

Brief Background: Rattus Norvegicus is the debut album from British punk band The Stranglers. The album was recorded at the end of 1976/ beginning of 1977 and was released in April of ’77. The … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

616. Hard Again – Muddy Waters

Brief Background: Hard Again is the twelfth studio album from Muddy Waters and his first in a long time not to be released on Chess records. It was produced by Johnny Winter and was … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

617. Heavy Weather – Weather Report

Brief Background: Heavy Weather is the eighth studio album by the band Weather Report. It was recorded at the end of 1976 and beginning of 1977. The album was released in March of 1977. What … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

618. Out of the Blue – Electric Light Orchestra

Brief Background: Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by ELO. Jeff Lynne wrote it in a remote cabin in the Swiss Alps. The double album was recorded during a two month … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

619. Exodus – Bob Marley

Original album is tracks 1-10 Brief Background: Exodus is the ninth studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was recorded in London during the beginning of 1977 after an assassination attempt in … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

620. The Stranger – Billy Joel

Brief Background: The Stranger is the fifth studio album from Billy Joel and his first smash, selling over ten million copies in the U.S. alone. It was recorded in two months during the summer … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

621. Trans-Europe Express – Kraftwerk

Brief Background: Trans-Europe Express is the sixth studio album from Kraftwerk, it was recorded in 1976 and released in 1977. What I think: After unexpectedly enjoying Autobahn, I was eager to hear this album … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

622. Before and After Science – Brian Eno

Brief Background: Before and After Science is the fifth solo album from Brian Eno. It was recorded over a two year period, with Eno writing over 100 songs for it, and released in … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

623. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back – Public Enemy

I needed a break from the late seventies, so I opened the book to a random page and happened upon this album.  Brief Background: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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