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Album: Grievous Angel (Reprise Records, 1974)
Artist: Gram Parsons
Track Listing:
"Return Of The Grievous Angel" (Gram Parsons)
"Hearts On Fire" (Walter Egan & Tom Guidera)
"I Can’t Dance" (Tom T. Hall)
"Brass Buttons" (Gram Parsons)
"$1000 Wedding" (Gram Parsons)
"Medley Live From Northern Quebec: ‘Cash On The Barrelhead’ / ‘Hickory Wind’" (Charlie Louvin & Ira Louvin / Bob Buchanan & Gram Parsons)
"Love Hurts" (Boudleaux Bryant)
"Las Vegas" (Ric Grech & Gram Parsons)
"In My Hour Of Darkness" (Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons)
Nick’s Rating: 7.5/10 (Favorite Song: “I Can’t Dance”) -
Skyeler’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “$1000 Wedding”) - “I’m not a very big country fan, but the raw soul that Parsons put into this album makes it great. Considering the fact that he died just shortly before the album was released, I’m sure that he would’ve had a lot more material to put out. I look forward to hearing his previous work as well, especially with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.”

Album: Grievous Angel (Reprise Records, 1974)

Artist: Gram Parsons

Track Listing:

  1. "Return Of The Grievous Angel" (Gram Parsons)
  2. "Hearts On Fire" (Walter Egan & Tom Guidera)
  3. "I Can’t Dance" (Tom T. Hall)
  4. "Brass Buttons" (Gram Parsons)
  5. "$1000 Wedding" (Gram Parsons)
  6. "Medley Live From Northern Quebec: ‘Cash On The Barrelhead’ / ‘Hickory Wind’" (Charlie Louvin & Ira Louvin / Bob Buchanan & Gram Parsons)
  7. "Love Hurts" (Boudleaux Bryant)
  8. "Las Vegas" (Ric Grech & Gram Parsons)
  9. "In My Hour Of Darkness" (Emmylou Harris & Gram Parsons)

Nick’s Rating: 7.5/10 (Favorite Song: “I Can’t Dance”) -

Skyeler’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “$1000 Wedding”) - “I’m not a very big country fan, but the raw soul that Parsons put into this album makes it great. Considering the fact that he died just shortly before the album was released, I’m sure that he would’ve had a lot more material to put out. I look forward to hearing his previous work as well, especially with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers.”

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#Grievous Angel  #Gram Parsons  #Reprise Records  #1974 
Album: Tuesday Night Music Club (A&M Records, 1993)
Artist: Sheryl Crow
Track Listing:
"Run Baby Run" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell & Sheryl Crow)
"Leaving Las Vegas" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert & David Ricketts)
"Strong Enough" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Brian MacLeod & David Ricketts)
"Can’t Cry Anymore" (Bill Bottrell & Sheryl Crow)
"Solidify" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert, Kevin Hunter, Brian MacLeod & David Ricketts)
"The Na-Na Song" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Brian MacLeod & David Ricketts)
"No One Said It Would Be Easy" (Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert & Daniel Schwartz)
"What I Can Do For You" (David Baerwald & Sheryl Crow)
"All I Wanna Do" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow & Kevin Gilbert)
"We Do What We Can" (Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert & Daniel Schwartz)
"I Shall Believe" (Bill Bottrell & Sheryl Crow)
Nick’s Rating: 7.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Run Baby Run”) -
Skyeler’s Rating: 8.0/10 (Favorite Song: “I Shall Believe”) - “The album started out strong, and by the second song it began to really drop in quality. It picked up once again when she experimented with blues, jazz, and pop. I’m not a big fan of ”All I Wanna Do,” but it really helped to bring this album back when I thought it was too far gone.”

Album: Tuesday Night Music Club (A&M Records, 1993)

Artist: Sheryl Crow

Track Listing:

  1. "Run Baby Run" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell & Sheryl Crow)
  2. "Leaving Las Vegas" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert & David Ricketts)
  3. "Strong Enough" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Brian MacLeod & David Ricketts)
  4. "Can’t Cry Anymore" (Bill Bottrell & Sheryl Crow)
  5. "Solidify" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert, Kevin Hunter, Brian MacLeod & David Ricketts)
  6. "The Na-Na Song" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Brian MacLeod & David Ricketts)
  7. "No One Said It Would Be Easy" (Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert & Daniel Schwartz)
  8. "What I Can Do For You" (David Baerwald & Sheryl Crow)
  9. "All I Wanna Do" (David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow & Kevin Gilbert)
  10. "We Do What We Can" (Bill Bottrell, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert & Daniel Schwartz)
  11. "I Shall Believe" (Bill Bottrell & Sheryl Crow)

Nick’s Rating: 7.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Run Baby Run”) -

Skyeler’s Rating: 8.0/10 (Favorite Song: “I Shall Believe”) - “The album started out strong, and by the second song it began to really drop in quality. It picked up once again when she experimented with blues, jazz, and pop. I’m not a big fan of ”All I Wanna Do,” but it really helped to bring this album back when I thought it was too far gone.”

— 5 months ago with 3 notes
#Tuesday Night Music Club  #Sheryl Crow  #A&M Records  #1993 
Album: College Girl (Polydor Records, 1977 - Not A United States Release)
Artist: Bappi Lahiri
Track Listing:
"Everybody Dance With Me" (Bappi Lahiri)
"College Girl ‘I Love You’" (Bappi Lahiri)
"Pyar Maanga Hai Tumheen Se" (Bappi Lahiri)
"Phoolon Ki Tarah" (Bappi Lahiri)
"Nahin Chahiye Rang Mahal" (Bappi Lahiri)
"Please Dear Please" (Bappi Lahiri)
"Jab Se Bana Hoon Dulha" (Bappi Lahiri)
Nick’s Rating: 5.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Please Dear Please”) - “Pretty much more of the same as R. D. Burman’s Shalimar (1978). However this time I feel that there was much less experimentation and variation with the overall sound with the exception of “Everybody Dance With Me” which cleverly sampled some iconic riffs and lyrics.”
Skyeler’s Rating: 6.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Everybody Dance With Me”) - “Call it my Western bias, but I just don’t feel like I can appreciate Bollywood soundtracks. Don’t get me wrong, I like this better than R. D. Burman’s Shalimar (1978), but it’s not something I would go out of my way to listen to. I’d also like to mention that the song “Everybody Dance With Me” is a mix of Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and the Troggs’s “Wild Thing.” Just listen to the riff.”

Album: College Girl (Polydor Records, 1977 - Not A United States Release)

Artist: Bappi Lahiri

Track Listing:

  1. "Everybody Dance With Me" (Bappi Lahiri)
  2. "College Girl ‘I Love You’" (Bappi Lahiri)
  3. "Pyar Maanga Hai Tumheen Se" (Bappi Lahiri)
  4. "Phoolon Ki Tarah" (Bappi Lahiri)
  5. "Nahin Chahiye Rang Mahal" (Bappi Lahiri)
  6. "Please Dear Please" (Bappi Lahiri)
  7. "Jab Se Bana Hoon Dulha" (Bappi Lahiri)

Nick’s Rating: 5.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Please Dear Please”) - “Pretty much more of the same as R. D. Burman’s Shalimar (1978). However this time I feel that there was much less experimentation and variation with the overall sound with the exception of “Everybody Dance With Me” which cleverly sampled some iconic riffs and lyrics.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 6.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Everybody Dance With Me”) - “Call it my Western bias, but I just don’t feel like I can appreciate Bollywood soundtracks. Don’t get me wrong, I like this better than R. D. Burman’s Shalimar (1978), but it’s not something I would go out of my way to listen to. I’d also like to mention that the song “Everybody Dance With Me” is a mix of Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and the Troggs’s “Wild Thing.” Just listen to the riff.”

— 5 months ago
#College Girl  #Bappi Lahiri  #Polydor Records  #1977 
Album: Shalimar (Polydor Records, 1978 - Not A United States Release)
Artist: R. D. Burman
Track Listing:
"Title Music" (R. D. Burman)
"One Two Cha Cha Cha" (R. D. Burman)
"Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay" (R. D. Burman)
"Countess’ Caper" (R. D. Burman)
"Naag Devta" (R. D. Burman)
"Aaina Wohi Rehta Hai" (R. D. Burman)
"Baby Let’s Dance Together" (R. D. Burman)
"Romantic Theme" (R. D. Burman)
"Mera Pyar Shalimar" (R. D. Burman)
"Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay (Happy)" (R. D. Burman)
Nick’s Rating: 6.0/10 (Favorite Song: “One Two Cha Cha Cha”) - “I really don’t know what to say about this album besides that it is Bollywood music. You can take that as you will. Personally this is definitely something I would not be listening to on a regular basis, however the album did have its moments.” 
Skyeler’s Rating: 6.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Baby Let’s Dance Together”) - “I knew that Indian music would come along soon, but I didn’t think that it would be in the form of a Bollywood film soundtrack. The album started out with what any regular action-packed 1970s film would—a cool guitar riff with a backing orchestra. Eventually, it descended into what nearly every Westerner knows of Bollywood music—the high pitched, deafening wails of an Indian woman singing solo.”

Album: Shalimar (Polydor Records, 1978 - Not A United States Release)

Artist: R. D. Burman

Track Listing:

  1. "Title Music" (R. D. Burman)
  2. "One Two Cha Cha Cha" (R. D. Burman)
  3. "Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay" (R. D. Burman)
  4. "Countess’ Caper" (R. D. Burman)
  5. "Naag Devta" (R. D. Burman)
  6. "Aaina Wohi Rehta Hai" (R. D. Burman)
  7. "Baby Let’s Dance Together" (R. D. Burman)
  8. "Romantic Theme" (R. D. Burman)
  9. "Mera Pyar Shalimar" (R. D. Burman)
  10. "Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay (Happy)" (R. D. Burman)

Nick’s Rating: 6.0/10 (Favorite Song: “One Two Cha Cha Cha”) - “I really don’t know what to say about this album besides that it is Bollywood music. You can take that as you will. Personally this is definitely something I would not be listening to on a regular basis, however the album did have its moments.” 

Skyeler’s Rating: 6.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Baby Let’s Dance Together”) - “I knew that Indian music would come along soon, but I didn’t think that it would be in the form of a Bollywood film soundtrack. The album started out with what any regular action-packed 1970s film would—a cool guitar riff with a backing orchestra. Eventually, it descended into what nearly every Westerner knows of Bollywood music—the high pitched, deafening wails of an Indian woman singing solo.”

— 5 months ago
#Shalimar  #R. D. Burman  #Polydor Records  #1978 
Album: The White Room (Arista Records, 1991)
Artist: The KLF
Track Listing:
"What Time Is Love?" (Isaac Bello, Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
"Make It Rain" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
"3 A.M. Eternal" (Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond & Ricardo Lyte)
"Church Of The KLF" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
"Last Train To Trancentral" (Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond & Ricardo Lyte)
"Build A Fire" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
"The White Room" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
"No More Tears" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
"Justified & Ancient" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
Nick’s Rating: 7.0/10 (Favorite Song: “What Time Is Love?”) - “Surprisingly not as bad as I was assuming it would be. The varied use of instrumentation as well as the rap style lyrics kept things from feeling too flat.” 
Skyeler’s Rating: 7.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Justified & Ancient”) - “For house music, I was surprised at how light this album was. It has a great mix of acoustic and electronic music, especially on tracks like “Build A Fire” and “Justified & Ancient.” It seems like appropriate music for early 1990s raves.”

Album: The White Room (Arista Records, 1991)

Artist: The KLF

Track Listing:

  1. "What Time Is Love?" (Isaac Bello, Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
  2. "Make It Rain" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
  3. "3 A.M. Eternal" (Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond & Ricardo Lyte)
  4. "Church Of The KLF" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
  5. "Last Train To Trancentral" (Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond & Ricardo Lyte)
  6. "Build A Fire" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
  7. "The White Room" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
  8. "No More Tears" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)
  9. "Justified & Ancient" (Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond)

Nick’s Rating: 7.0/10 (Favorite Song: “What Time Is Love?”) - “Surprisingly not as bad as I was assuming it would be. The varied use of instrumentation as well as the rap style lyrics kept things from feeling too flat.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 7.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Justified & Ancient”) - “For house music, I was surprised at how light this album was. It has a great mix of acoustic and electronic music, especially on tracks like “Build A Fire” and “Justified & Ancient.” It seems like appropriate music for early 1990s raves.”

— 5 months ago
#The White Room  #The KLF  #Arista Records  #1991 
Album: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def Jam Recordings, 1988)
Artist: Public Enemy
Track Listing:
"Countdown To Armageddon" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Bring The Noise" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Don’t Believe The Hype" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Cold Lampin’ With Flavor" (Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav & Terminator X)
"Mind Terrorist" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Louder Than A Bomb" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Caught, Can We Get A Witness?" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Show ‘Em Whatcha Got" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"She Watch Channel Zero?!" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Night Of The Living Baseheads" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Security Of The First World" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Rebel Without A Pause" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee & Terminator X)
"Prophets Of Rage" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
"Party For Your Right To Fight" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
Nick’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “She Watch Channel Zero?!”) - “An aggressive and very exciting album who’s clever use of sampling left me wondering what was next. Rap usually is not a genre that I gravitate towards but I can make a major exception for this album.” 
Skyeler’s Rating: 9.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Louder Than A Bomb”) - “This is one of those albums that just gets better as it progresses. Public Enemy seemed to sample nearly everyone on their tracks, including the Temptations, David Bowie, and Slayer - which is delivered as a pleasant surprise. It’s a must listen for any hip-hop or rap fans, and consciously communicates the struggles of black Americans in the late 1980s.”

Album: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def Jam Recordings, 1988)

Artist: Public Enemy

Track Listing:

  1. "Countdown To Armageddon" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  2. "Bring The Noise" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  3. "Don’t Believe The Hype" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  4. "Cold Lampin’ With Flavor" (Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  5. "Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav & Terminator X)
  6. "Mind Terrorist" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  7. "Louder Than A Bomb" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  8. "Caught, Can We Get A Witness?" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  9. "Show ‘Em Whatcha Got" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  10. "She Watch Channel Zero?!" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  11. "Night Of The Living Baseheads" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  12. "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  13. "Security Of The First World" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  14. "Rebel Without A Pause" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee & Terminator X)
  15. "Prophets Of Rage" (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)
  16. "Party For Your Right To Fight" (Chuck D, Eric Sadler & Hank Shocklee)

Nick’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “She Watch Channel Zero?!”) - “An aggressive and very exciting album who’s clever use of sampling left me wondering what was next. Rap usually is not a genre that I gravitate towards but I can make a major exception for this album.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 9.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Louder Than A Bomb”) - “This is one of those albums that just gets better as it progresses. Public Enemy seemed to sample nearly everyone on their tracks, including the Temptations, David Bowie, and Slayer - which is delivered as a pleasant surprise. It’s a must listen for any hip-hop or rap fans, and consciously communicates the struggles of black Americans in the late 1980s.”

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back  #Public Enemy  #Def Jam Recordings  #1988 
Album: OK Computer (Capitol Records, 1997)
Artist: Radiohead
Track Listing:
"Airbag" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Paranoid Android" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom York)
"Subterranean Homesick Alien" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Exit Music (For A Film)" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Let Down" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Karma Police" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Fitter Happier" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Electioneering" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Climbing Up The Walls" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"No Surprises" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"Lucky" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
"The Tourist" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
Nick’s Rating: 8.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Paranoid Android”) - “The dynamics between the loud and soft songs on this album kept things fresh and interesting. This is definitely one of Radiohead’s better works.”
Skyeler’s Rating: 7.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Electioneering”) - “Innovative, but a little too artsy. The first half of the album tends to drag on for a while; the second half is a lot more exciting and interesting to listen to. The influences on the band at this time were very interesting: the Beatles, Miles Davis, and Phil Spector all play prominent roles in Radiohead’s writing style.”

Album: OK Computer (Capitol Records, 1997)

Artist: Radiohead

Track Listing:

  1. "Airbag" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  2. "Paranoid Android" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom York)
  3. "Subterranean Homesick Alien" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  4. "Exit Music (For A Film)" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  5. "Let Down" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  6. "Karma Police" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  7. "Fitter Happier" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  8. "Electioneering" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  9. "Climbing Up The Walls" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  10. "No Surprises" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  11. "Lucky" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)
  12. "The Tourist" (Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke)

Nick’s Rating: 8.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Paranoid Android”) - “The dynamics between the loud and soft songs on this album kept things fresh and interesting. This is definitely one of Radiohead’s better works.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 7.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Electioneering”) - “Innovative, but a little too artsy. The first half of the album tends to drag on for a while; the second half is a lot more exciting and interesting to listen to. The influences on the band at this time were very interesting: the Beatles, Miles Davis, and Phil Spector all play prominent roles in Radiohead’s writing style.”

— 5 months ago with 3 notes
#OK Computer  #Radiohead  #Capitol Records  #1997 
Album: Definitely Maybe (Epic Records, 1994)
Artist: Oasis
Track Listing:
"Rock ‘N’ Roll Star" (Noel Gallagher)
"Shakermaker" (Noel Gallagher)
"Live Forever" (Noel Gallagher)
"Up In The Sky" (Noel Gallagher)
"Columbia" (Noel Gallagher)
"Supersonic" (Noel Gallagher)
"Bring It On Down" (Noel Gallagher)
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" (Noel Gallagher)
"Digsy’s Diner" (Noel Gallagher)
"Slide" (Noel Gallagher)
"Married With Children" (Noel Gallagher)
Nick’s Rating: 9.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Married With Children”) - “An absolutely amazing album. I could really hear the classic rock influence and found it very difficult to pick a favorite song.”
Skyeler’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Digsy’s Diner”) - “This is the closest that I think Britpop could get to blues rock. It’s forward, direct, and engaging. I really enjoyed discovering their sound, and hope to listen to more soon.”

Album: Definitely Maybe (Epic Records, 1994)

Artist: Oasis

Track Listing:

  1. "Rock ‘N’ Roll Star" (Noel Gallagher)
  2. "Shakermaker" (Noel Gallagher)
  3. "Live Forever" (Noel Gallagher)
  4. "Up In The Sky" (Noel Gallagher)
  5. "Columbia" (Noel Gallagher)
  6. "Supersonic" (Noel Gallagher)
  7. "Bring It On Down" (Noel Gallagher)
  8. "Cigarettes & Alcohol" (Noel Gallagher)
  9. "Digsy’s Diner" (Noel Gallagher)
  10. "Slide" (Noel Gallagher)
  11. "Married With Children" (Noel Gallagher)

Nick’s Rating: 9.0/10 (Favorite Song: “Married With Children”) - “An absolutely amazing album. I could really hear the classic rock influence and found it very difficult to pick a favorite song.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Digsy’s Diner”) - “This is the closest that I think Britpop could get to blues rock. It’s forward, direct, and engaging. I really enjoyed discovering their sound, and hope to listen to more soon.”

— 6 months ago with 1 note
#Definitely Maybe  #Oasis  #Epic Records  #1994 
Album: Joan Baez (Vanguard Records, 1960)
Artist: Joan Baez
Track Listing:
"Silver Dagger" (Traditional)
"East Virginia" (Traditional)
"Fare Thee Well (10,000 Miles)" (Traditional)
"House Of The Rising Sun" (Traditional)
"All My Trials" (Traditional)
"Wildwood Flower" (Traditional)
"Donna Donna" (Sholom Secunda & Aaron Zeitlin)
"John Riley" (Traditional)"
"Rake And Rambling Boy" (Traditional)
"Little Moses" (Traditional)
"Mary Hamilton" (Traditional)
"Henry Martin" (Traditional)
"El Preso Número Nueve" (Roberto Cantoral)
Nick’s Rating: 7.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Wildwood Flower”) - “A pretty good folk album that is slow but not boring. Not something I would normally listen to though.”
Skyeler’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “John Riley”) - “Baez’s first solo album features vocals that reach the angels and allowed for the folk explosion to burst from the New York scene to a larger audience. All of the songs are traditionally written, organized and sung by Baez, and endure the test of time.”

Album: Joan Baez (Vanguard Records, 1960)

Artist: Joan Baez

Track Listing:

  1. "Silver Dagger" (Traditional)
  2. "East Virginia" (Traditional)
  3. "Fare Thee Well (10,000 Miles)" (Traditional)
  4. "House Of The Rising Sun" (Traditional)
  5. "All My Trials" (Traditional)
  6. "Wildwood Flower" (Traditional)
  7. "Donna Donna" (Sholom Secunda & Aaron Zeitlin)
  8. "John Riley" (Traditional)"
  9. "Rake And Rambling Boy" (Traditional)
  10. "Little Moses" (Traditional)
  11. "Mary Hamilton" (Traditional)
  12. "Henry Martin" (Traditional)
  13. "El Preso Número Nueve" (Roberto Cantoral)

Nick’s Rating: 7.5/10 (Favorite Song: “Wildwood Flower”) - “A pretty good folk album that is slow but not boring. Not something I would normally listen to though.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 8.5/10 (Favorite Song: “John Riley”) - “Baez’s first solo album features vocals that reach the angels and allowed for the folk explosion to burst from the New York scene to a larger audience. All of the songs are traditionally written, organized and sung by Baez, and endure the test of time.”

— 6 months ago
#Joan Baez  #Vanguard Records  #1960 
Album: Architecture & Morality (Epic Records, 1981)
Artist: Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark
Track Listing:
"The New Stone Age" (Andy McCluskey)
"She’s Leaving" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
"Souvenir" (Martin Cooper & Paul Humphreys)
"Sealand" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
"Joan Of Arc" (Andy McCluskey)
"Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)" (Andy McCluskey)
"Architecture And Morality" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
"Georgia" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
"The Beginning And The End" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
Nick’s Rating: 6.0/10 (Favorite Song: “She’s Leaving”) - “This album started out okay but ultimately sunk into random synth chords with rarely any melodic backing to speak of. I really feel that this album could have been much better without all of this unnecessary filler.” 
Skyeler’s Rating: 5.0/10 (Favorite Song: “The Beginning And The End”) - “The progressive synthesizer-fueled pop that this album offered was a little too overbearing. The songs dragged on for longer than they had to, and I’m sure that the band could have cut a much better EP than a full album of this.”

Album: Architecture & Morality (Epic Records, 1981)

Artist: Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark

Track Listing:

  1. "The New Stone Age" (Andy McCluskey)
  2. "She’s Leaving" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
  3. "Souvenir" (Martin Cooper & Paul Humphreys)
  4. "Sealand" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
  5. "Joan Of Arc" (Andy McCluskey)
  6. "Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc)" (Andy McCluskey)
  7. "Architecture And Morality" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
  8. "Georgia" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)
  9. "The Beginning And The End" (Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey)

Nick’s Rating: 6.0/10 (Favorite Song: “She’s Leaving”) - “This album started out okay but ultimately sunk into random synth chords with rarely any melodic backing to speak of. I really feel that this album could have been much better without all of this unnecessary filler.”

Skyeler’s Rating: 5.0/10 (Favorite Song: “The Beginning And The End”) - “The progressive synthesizer-fueled pop that this album offered was a little too overbearing. The songs dragged on for longer than they had to, and I’m sure that the band could have cut a much better EP than a full album of this.”

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