1001 Album Club
1001 Album Club
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Friends make a pact to listen and discuss 1001 of the best albums in a basement tiki bar
632 The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
In April 1988 the Sugarcubes released their debut studio album. This Icelandic alternative rock band recorded the album in Reykjavík, capturing their unique blend of post-punk and avant-garde pop. Featuring the enchanting vocals of lead singer Björk, the album garnered international acclaim for its energetic performances and eclectic sound. Let's talk Sugarcubes, Life's Too Good!
Feb 21
28 min
631 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
In the year 18th October 1988, Sonic Youth released their fifth studio album. Recorded in New York City, this experimental rock masterpiece showcases the band's signature blend of noise and melody, capturing the turbulent spirit of the late 1980s underground music scene. With tracks like "Teen Age Riot" and "Candle," Sonic Youth pushed the boundaries of alternative rock and solidified their status as pioneers of the genre. Let's talk Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation!
Feb 18
48 min
630 Morrissey - Viva Hate
In the year on March 14, 1988, Morrissey released his debut solo album. Produced by Stephen Street, this album marked Morrissey's departure from The Smiths and showcased his distinctive voice and introspective lyrics. Recorded at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, England, the album features hits like "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday." With its mix of melancholy and wit, "This is the record established Morrissey as a solo artist to be reckoned with. Let's talk Morrissey, Viva Hate!
Feb 14
25 min
629 American Music Club - California
In the year, on July 26, 1990, American Music Club released their sixth studio album, California. Produced by Dennis Herring, this record featured a blend of folk-rock and alternative soundscapes that captured the essence of the band's hometown. Recorded in just over a month, the album showcased singer Mark Eitzel's introspective lyrics and the band's dynamic instrumentation. California is a journey through heartbreak and redemption, with each track offering a glimpse into the human experience. Let's talk American Music Club, California!
Feb 11
26 min
628 KD Lang - Shadowland
In the year 1988, on July 8th, KD Lang released her third studio album, Shadowland. Produced by Owen Bradley, this country-infused record showcased Lang's raw talent and emotional depth. With haunting melodies and captivating lyrics, Shadowland solidified KD Lang as a musical force to be reckoned with. Lets talk KD Lang, Shadowland!
Feb 7
28 min
627 Dagmar Krause - Tank Battles
Tank Battles is the fourth studio album by German singer Dagmar Krause, released on June 18, 1989. Produced by Tony Marsh, the album features Krause's haunting vocals accompanied by avant-garde jazz instrumentation, creating a unique and captivating listening experience. With dark and introspective lyrics, Tank Battles explores themes of war, conflict, and emotional turmoil, making it a thought-provoking and powerful addition to Krause's discography. Lets talk Dagmar Krause, Tank Battles!
Feb 4
25 min
626 Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
In October of 1988 Dinosaur Jr. released their 3rd studio album. It would be the last album to feature founding member Lou Barlow (until 2007) who had better things to do with Sebadoh than have his material ignored by J. Mascis. Lets talk Dinosaur Jr. Bug!
Jan 31
25 min
625 Metallica - ...And Justice for All
In August of 1988 Metallica released their fourth studio album. Where can you take thrash metal after Master of Puppets? The band decided tossing prog into the mix was a good starting point. Lets talk Metallica, ... And Justice for All!
Jan 28
36 min
624 Pixies - Surfer Rosa
In March of 1988 Pixies released their debut album. Engineered by Steve Albini, the album is a watershed moment for all alternative music that would be coming in the not too distant future. It also absolutely rules. Lets talk Pixies, Surfer Rosa!
Jan 24
37 min
623 My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
In November of 1988 My Bloody Valentine released their debut studio album. Shoegazing has arrived. Lets talk My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything!
Jan 21
24 min
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