Blue Lines – Massive Attack

Released April 8, 1991 this debut album took the influence of American hip-hop but married it with an underground British feel. Even though it only reached #13 on the UK Albums Chart and never charted in the U.S. it was an underground club and college radio station hit. It’s widely considered one of the greatest…

2019 Books

January Domald Tromp Pounded In The Butt By The Handsome Russian T-Rex Who Also Peed On His Butt And Then Blackmailed Him With The Videos Of His Butt Getting Peed On by Chuck Tingle – (B) I think the title says it all. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg – (B+) Rafe is tired of being the…

AC/DC – Back in Black

Released July 25, 1980 this is the band’s seventh studio album but the first with their new lead singer, Brian Johnson. It sold 50 million copies making it the third highest selling album ever. Jason: Hi there. We are back into heavy metal again this week. What did you think of it? Does it remind…

Abbey Road – The Beatles

Released September 26, 1969 this was the last recording session in which all four Beatles participated. Despite being a commercial success (12 weeks at US #1 and is their best selling album ever (over 31 million copies sold)) it initially received mixed reviews with critics bemoaning the artificial sound effects. Jason: Alright. Today we are…

Kind of Blue – Miles Davis

Released August 17, 1959 this album is widely regarded as the greatest jazz record of all time and one of the most influential albums ever recorded. It’s in the Library of Congress and is the best selling jazz album of all time with at least four million copies sold. Jason: Let’s start with this very…

Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack) – Bee Gees

Released November 15, 1977 it stayed atop the album charts for 24 straight weeks then remained on Billboard’s album charts for an additional 96 weeks. It remains the best selling soundtrack of all time with 45 million sold and has been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress. It has won 6 Grammy awards. Jason: Saturday…

Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

Released February, 4 1977, Rumours won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It reach #1 on the Billboard charts and has since sold over 40 million copies. Jason: So today we are listening to the Rumours album by Fleetwood Mac. Full disclosure I spent half a day listening to the Fleetwood Mac album…