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

511. Beauty and the Beat – The Go-Go’s

Brief Background: Beauty and the Beat is the debut album L.A. Punk turned New Wave band The Go-Go’s. The album was recorded in multiple studios during 1980 and 1981 and was released in … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

512. Kollaps – Einstürzende Neubauten

Brief Background: Kollaps is the debut album by German Industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten. The album was recorded and released in 1981. What I think: From the beginning, this album had difficult written all over it. … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

513. Penthouse and Pavement – Heaven 17

Original album is tracks 1-9. Brief Background: Penthouse and Pavement is the debut album by UK band Heaven 17. The album was released in September of 1981. The first single from the album “(We … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

514. Juju – Siouxsie and the Banshees

Brief Background: Juju is the fourth album by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. The album was recorded and released in 1981. What I think: While they aren’t a band I would listen … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

515. Pretenders – Pretenders

Original album is tracks 1-12 Brief Background: Pretenders is the debut album by the band of the same name. It was recorded in 1979 and released in January of 1980. What I think: I’m … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

516. Arc of a Diver – Steve Winwood

Brief Background: Arc of a Diver is the second album by UK musician Steve Winwood. It was recorded during 1980 with all of the instruments played by Winwood. It was released on December … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

517. More Specials – The Specials

Original album is tracks 1-11. Brief Background: More Specials is the second album by UK band The Specials. The album was recorded in the Summer of 1980 and released that October. What I … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

518. Kilimanjaro – The Teardrop Explodes

Original album is tracks 1-12, oddly enough with the title track excluded from the album.  Brief Background: Kilimanjaro is the debut album by the Liverpool New Wave and Post-Punk band The Teardrop Explodes. … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

519. Signing Off – UB40

Original album is tracks 1-13, with 11-13 being released on an included 12″ Brief Background: Signing Off is the debut album by UK band UB40. The band formed in 1978, not knowing how … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

520. Heartattack and Vine – Tom Waits

Brief Background: Heartattack and Vine  is the sixth studio album by Tom Waits. The album was recorded in the Summer of 1980 and released that September. It is probably most known for the … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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