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

465. II – Meat Puppets

Original album is tracks 1-12 Brief Background: II is obviously the second album from the Arizona band Meat Puppets. The album was recorded in the spring of 1983 and released in the spring … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

466. Synchronicity – The Police

Brief Background: Synchronicity is the fifth and last studio album by The Police. The album was recorded during the end of 1982/beginning of 1983 and released in June of ’83. By far the … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

467. War – U2

Brief Background: War is the third album by Irish band U2. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite and recorded from September through November 1982. War was released in February of 1983. What … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

468. Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics

The original album is tracks 1-10   Brief Background: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) is the second album by UK new wave group Eurythmics. The album was recorded in 1982 and released … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

469. Hearts and Bones – Paul Simon

Brief Background: Hearts and Bones is the sixth studio album by Paul Simon. The album was recorded from 1981 through 1983 and released in November of the latter. Hearts and Bones was initially … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

470. She’s So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper

Brief Background: She’s So Unusual is the debut album by NYC singer Cyndi Lauper. The album was recorded in the summer of 1983 and was released that August. The album features a mixture … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

471. Back to Mystery City – Hanoi Rocks

Brief Background: Back to Mystery City is the fourth album by Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks. The album was recorded during the beginning of 1983 and released in May of the same year. … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

472. A Walk Across the Rooftops – The Blue Nile

Brief Background: A Walk Across the Rooftops is debut album by Scottish band The Blue Nile. The album was recorded during the period of 1981-1983 and was released in April 1984. What I … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

473. Swordfishtrombones – Tom Waits

Brief Background: Swordfishtombones is seventh studio album by Tom Waits. It was recorded in the summer of 1982 and release in September 1983. This is the first of his albums he produced himself. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

474. Soul Mining – The The

Brief Background: Soul Mining is debut album by British synthpop band The The. The album was recorded in 1982 and 1983 and released in October of the latter. Many different versions of the … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

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