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

574. The Cars – The Cars

Brief Background: The Cars is the debut album by the Boston band of the same name. Recorded and released in 1978, it would go on to be a huge success selling over … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

575. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic

Brief Background: One Nation Under a Groove  is the tenth studio album from Funkadelic. The album was recorded in 1977-1978 and released in September of 1978. Included with the album at the … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

576. Siembra – Ruebén Blades and Willie Colón

Brief Background: Siembra is one of the best ever selling salsa records of all time with over three million sales worldwide. The album was released in 1978. What I think: In a break with … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

577. Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous

Brief Background: Live and Dangerous is a double live album by the Irish band Thin Lizzy. Recordings were taken from shows in 1976, 1977, and 1978. It was released in June of 1978. … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

578. Van Halen – Van Halen

Brief Background: Van Halen is the self-titled debut album by the California band. It was recorded over a short period in mid 1977 and was released in early 1978. The album has sold … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

579. Another Music in a Different Kitchen – Buzzcocks

Brief Background: Another Music in a Different Kitchen is the debut album by the English band Buzzcocks. The album was recorded at the end of ’77 and beginning of ’78 being released in … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

580. More Songs About Buildings and Food – Talking Heads

Brief Background: More Songs About Buildings and Food is the second album by Talking Heads. It was recorded in March and April of 1978 and released in July of that year. The … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

581. D.o.A: The Third and Final Report – Throbbing Gristle

Brief Background: D.o.A…  is second album from the experimental group Throbbing Gristle. It was recorded from September 1977 to May 1978 and was released that December. What I think: The premise of this … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

582. Darkness on the Edge of Town – Bruce Springsteen

Brief Background: Darkness on the Edge of Town is fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen. The album was recorded from October 1977 through March 1978. In that time the band would record … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

583. Real Life – Magazine

Brief Background: Real Life is the debut album the UK band Magazine.  It was recorded and released in 1978. What I think: This album has an bit of a unique dynamic in that … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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