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The History of the Albums – n°303

This Californian rock band recognized in the 60's is typically the kind of band I like. Not as popularly recognized, often neglected to its true value today and distinguished by an atypical style/content. While it particularly smells of acid, generously swallowed by these individuals and imagined in an underground rock/proto-punk garage, the Seeds are known to have been one of the first pioneers of Psychedelic Rock at the same time as the Yarbirds or ... read more
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Approaching a new Indie Rock aesthetic and releasing a more diverse and elaborate instrumentation, Little Oblivions sounds like a new, more pop turn for Julien Baker. In spite of the limits, she can always count on her particularly harrowing and hard-hitting writing.

Soon only 25 years old, Julien Baker has built a formidable career, especially because she started early, officially after she turned 18 and unofficially long before that with her first band The Star Killers. Marked by a rather ... read more
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Carnage is not just another page, it opens the door to a whole new story. It is a human and personal deliverance for the authors who allow us for 40 delicious minutes to close our eyes and escape.

Unless you were born yesterday, there is no need to introduce Nick Cave, a genius, an accomplished legend in the history of music. The Australian, known under multiple aliases, first as a band in the late 70s in the midst of the birth of Post-Punk and New Wave with The Boys Next Door quickly ... read more
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Baguette et béret – essai n°4 // The History of the Albums – n°302

Today I will try to pay tribute to one of the most beautiful legends and one of the best French-language albums of all time. I can say without hesitation that the Belgian Jacques Brel ranks among the legendary trio of French music alongside George Brassens and Serge Gainsbourg, and that no one else can hold their own. So yes, I'm talking about a monument that should be taken as the ultimate example, ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°301

[I also recommend that you read my previous reviews on Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited, to better understand the context and this one].After a tumultuous yet prodigious year 1965, Bob Dylan had already reached the glass ceiling, marked by the break with his old traditional folk fan and his rise to commercial success with his new Folk Rock/Blues Rock formula. So after the 2 classics Bringing It All Back Home and Highway ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°300 – On the occasion of this symbolic figure, I would like to thank all the people who have supported me so far, be it those who have always been there, those who supported me at the beginning and today. By the way, I would also like to thank you all for the 1400'! I wanted to tell you how grateful I am, especially since History of the Albums is the project I am most proud of. It is a project that I have been thinking about for many years and that ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°299

[I also invite you to read my previous review on Wayne Shorter - Juju, in order to better understand his beginnings and his life].Although some avant-garde classics and/or Post-Bop prototypes were born in the 50's, it was mostly in the 60's that this jazz musical style blossomed, when creative jazzmen finally reached the limits of Hard Bop. Of course, immediately comes to mind some albums of the pioneer of the Charles Mingus style like Blues & ... read more
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With a quick glance in the rear-view mirror, Mogwai is building a solid and masterful new album. As The Love Continues sounds like a synthesis of a Post Rock reference band.

In 26 years of a rich and long career, the Glasgow-based Scottish quartet of Stuart Braithwaite, Barry Burns, Domnic Aitchison and Martin Bulloch remains one of the monuments of Post Rock. Even to this day, their singularity and artistic talents still attract fans and new listeners with "almost" as much appeal ... read more
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hip hop think tank – episode 3 – 50 Cent's investigation

[on the occasion of this episode of discovery of Hip Hop, do not hesitate to put your first personal Hip Hop albums in the commentaries]

One of the icons of my childhood

Reflecting on an episode of Hip Hop think tank is a continual brain storming for me, because there are so many fascinating or interesting things to discuss when it comes to Hip Hop. After digging and digging again to make my choice, I decided in this third ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°298

With the brilliant Aftermath, not only did the Rolling Stones stay the course in the face of fierce competition, but they also gave us their first undisputed classic. It's a little bit the day when the Stones went from simple interpreters to genius musicians. If we compare retrospective analyses with today's analysis, we can observe a two-fold phenomenon that is rarely found in new releases. Given that everything goes very fast these days and that ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°297

There are many fantastic feelings when you are a music lover that few people can understand when music is just entertainment in their eyes (it is a personal choice that they respect). Today I'd like to make an apology for one of these sensations, close to idyllic happiness because I know I'm talking to music lovers here. I think it happens to all lovers and many times too, you know that feeling of discovering an album or/and an artist very little ... read more
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Baguette et béret – essai n°3 // The History of the Albums – n°296

As with most internationally recognized genres/styles, the beginning of Rock in France came a few years after the emergence of Bill Harley and Elvis Presley in the heart of the capital. It all started underground in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the day Henri Leproux, singer and waiter of a golf club, decided to bring the American trend by launching music as one of the particularities of the ... read more
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In addition to being a human lesson on self-questioning and self-confidence, Tyron is a pleasant album that shows the new faces of Slowthai.With a more introspective and intimate approach, Tyron strays into unknown landscapes but is often caught up by its imperfections.

In the space of a few years, Slowthai has become one of today's UK Hip Hop references, combining punchy content with wild energy, not afraid to showcase his somewhat rustic nature.Since 2016, Slowthai has distinguished itself ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°295

There are many reasons why writing each episode of History of the Albums remains an absolute joy. It's true that I have a thirst for knowledge and curiosity, I even tend to be more interested in the history or the personality of a band/artist rather than their music intrinsically speaking. However, our musical heritage is so full of fantastic stories that I feel I will never tire of it. Just look at today's exciting topic, The Monks, a band formed in ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°294

To say that it was not until 1966 and the singer Patty Waters that for the first time in history the Vocal Jazz merged with the Avant Garde Jazz. An enigma inconceivable to the most traditional listeners, lovers of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughan, who are normally used to a jazz vocal accentuated by the beauty of the singing, interpretation and writing, whereas the bebop/swing/cool jazz musicality is more ... read more
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Not only will For the First Time easily become a favorite for the 2021 rankings, but this treasure has the potential to become a benchmark for the future. In other words, this is not a day like any other. Black Country New Road is the symbol of these new groups of genius who point the finger at the misdeeds of today's society, while redrawing new musical contours, as if they were invested with a mission to care for the future.

It's fascinating how Black Country New Road brings out something ... read more
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hip hop think tank – episode 2 – Future's investigation

"The Monster"

It starts out brutal, but the subject demands it, Future may be a complete as***le in terms of marriage but he is surely one of the most important contemporary rappers of all time! That's what we call a smashing entrance, however now that the abscess is burst, let's go. Personally I reassure you it is one of my favorite rappers and it is not about to change! I don't think I teach it to anyone, many ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°293

To be completely honest I hesitated for a long time to analyze this subject, because here we are not going to analyze one of his excellent and indispensable albums to listen to once in his life. To put it simply, Contact High With The Godz is above all an experimental experiment for the time, which is one of the many revolutions and experiments that will take place during the last 5 years of the 60s. This vision works with their entire discography. ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°292

If you are a great lover of Brazilian music and more particularly of Samba, it is inevitable to possess in his company Os afro-sambas, a magnificent masterpiece released in February 1966 and signed by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes. Founded at the base of the African roots in Brazil, Samba appeared at the end of the 19th century, before blossoming symbolically in Rio de Janeiro and becoming one of the richest cultures of the country. However, if ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°291 [On this tragic day, I dedicate this episode to the unfortunate disappearance of Sophie, an artist of genius who had so much more to offer us, R.I.P]

Imagine a world without problems. An idyllic world where we make war with flowers instead of weapons and bombs. A world without discrimination or racism. A world where the sun would come to wake you up every morning accompanied by thousands of birds singing the happiness of a wonderful new day. A world ... read more
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