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

590. All Mod Cons – The Jam

Brief Background: All Mod Cons is the third album from the English band The Jam. It was recorded through the summer of 1978 and was released in November of that year. What I … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

591. The Only Ones – The Only Ones

Brief Background: The Only Ones is the debut album from the UK band of the same name. It was released in 1978. What I think: I became familiar with The Only Ones from … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

592. This Year’s Model – Elvis Costello

Brief Background: This Year’s Model is Costello’s second record and was recorded in London during 1977 and 1978. It was released in March of 1978. What I think: As I said in the My … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

593. Vento De Maio – Elis Regina

Brief Background: Vento De Maio was released in 1978. It appears to be the same album (according to discogs) as her 1980 release Elis, with the tracks in a different order. In truth though, … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

594. Parallel Lines – Blondie

Brief Background: Parallel Lines  is the third album from Blondie. It was released in September of 1978 and was recorded in June an July of that year. The album would go on to … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

595. The Man-Machine – Kraftwerk

Brief Background: The Man-Machine is the seventh studio album from Kraftwerk. It was recorded through 1977 and early 1978, it was released in May of that year. What I think: I felt like … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

596. The Modern Dance – Pere Ubu

  Brief Background: The Modern Dance was recorded throughout the end of 1976, the entirety of 1977 and released in January of 1978. This is the debut album by the Cleveland band. What … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

597. Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols – Sex Pistols

Brief Background: Never Mind the Bollocks… was recorded throughout the end of 1976 and into August of 1977. It was released in October of 1977. What I think: I knew this album was coming … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

598. New Boots and Panties!! – Ian Dury

Original album is tracks 1-10 Brief Background: New Boots and Panties!! is the debut album by Ian Dury. It was recorded in London during off hours through 1977 and was released in September of … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

599. Lust For Life – Iggy Pop

Brief Background: Lust for Life is Iggy Pop’s second release of 1977 is was recorded quickly from April to June of the same year. Like The Idiot, this album was also done … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

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