AOTY 2020
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The History of the Albums – n°264

One of the greatest saxophonists and composers in history, Wayne Shorter was clearly a very important figure in the mid-60s, when he was at the top of his career and at the top of the jazzmen of that era. Reflecting his fantastic career, Wayne Shorter is the kind of influential artist who has such a remarkable career that there are many subjects to talk about. If I had to do a quick debriefing, I would first say that he was noticed as an exceptional ... read more
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As this strange album cover shows us, Nightmare Vision is both clarity and chaos brought together to shock each other, creating the perfect fusion: Rico Nasty. Against all odds, this first studio album is a solid and global vision of the whole personality and musical palette of her performer, without ever managing to resonate as strongly as her ambition and potential, even though some signs were showing other horizons.

Embodying to herself this new generation of rapper half hardcore, half ... read more
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"Winderwept Adan" appeals to all our 5 senses in a metaphorical way. The hearing and the taste to realize that this charming and bewitching masterpiece is simply delicious to browse through. The sight and smell that will allow you to visit each room of this adventure thanks to your imagination, multiple images and memories that run deep inside you. The touch in order to enjoy all the emotions that emerge, which will come to embrace you, pinch you when necessary, to realize how much ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°263

One might think that Them a was only a springboard for Van Morrisson's future solo career, in reality it's only half true, because in the space of 2 years, the band was able to become one of the emblematic figures of the first wave of the British Invasion, thanks to the Gloria cult. From 1964 to 1966 before Van Morrisson left an irreparable band, Them left a considerable legacy that had an impact until the 2000s as for example on MC5, The Doors, The ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°262

I don't know about you, but personally today the sun danced all day at my house. The birds were chirping and replied from tree to tree. These same trees where the orange leaves, half fallen, come to illuminate the landscape. The sweetness of the morning coffee, the smell of the air during the day's walk, to end on a particularly touching sunset. To accompany me on this autumn day, an album that fits perfectly, an angelic guitar, a poignant voice, ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°261

[I invite you to read my previous review on Andrew Hill's debut album Black Fire, in order to better understand his life and this one]. Although Andrew Hill's success is generally retrospective, it's remarkable to see how he was one of the strong symbols of the jazz avant-garde during the sixties. In just 5 years, from 1963 to 1968, Andrew Hill released a handful of reference albums that can compete with the greatest legends. Maybe it's simply ... read more
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Rock and Roll! It is already very rare to point it out, but for the first time Miley did not content herself with making a failed, even decent album, she succeeded, at the same time while finding the way to artistic fulfillment. Plastic Hearts transpires the 80's, as much musically as in imagery. Approaching an electric and synthetic arena rock that often merges either with serious Country Pop or a modernized Synthwave, Miley Cyrus has never been as sincere as on her 7th album.

If Miley Cyrus ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°260

Despite their "short" career (which did not prevent them from revolutionizing pop rock music), the Zombies are known for several things, first with their first single She's Not There (1964), and a little more in retrospect for Time of the Season and its masterpiece Odessey and Oracle (1968). This means that the guys only existed for 4 years, while making history in a significant way, and each time against all expectations. So when I came to ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°259

A few delicate touches, a perfect mastery of the strings and its chords, a pure and melodious style approaching the fusion between traditional Bop styles and Rhythm and Blues, here is how to describe in a few words one of the best and underestimated Jazz guitarist: Grant Green. Today we're going to take a look through his greatest classic Idle Moments and see how Grant Green was often too forgotten, even though he is clearly one of the 10 best jazz ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°258

[I invite you to read my previous reviews on the Beach Boys below, to better understand their backgrounds and this one]. 3 years after their great debut, the Beach Boys deliver their first undeniable classic: The Beach Boys Today! It was a long and complicated road, but driven by the talent of leader and genius Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys first managed to resist the British Invasion, while on the other hand becoming even more creative and ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°257

Yes, A Love Supreme is my favorite jazz album, as if Coltrane had already said it all in the title of his greatest masterpiece. John Coltrane had already offered us a huge amount of extraordinary albums so far, but just like Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and Charle Mingus' The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, this last relic was missing to compete with them. That day took a while, but it finally arrived, as the ultimate salvation, the divine ... read more
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Saint Jhn fell into the trap, and it's not a bad play on words. This third project While The World Was Burning could have taken Saint Jhn a step further artistically, but conversely, it accentuates the fact that it is classified in the group of bangers creators, but how long will it last? Too calculated, but without being efficient.

Having discovered him in 2016 on Soundcloud, Saint John is one of the hybrid artists with a very interesting potential, which I'm sure is still there today. ... read more
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Although it's a sound experience that's always nice to listen to, K.G sounds like a step backwards for a band that's used to never walking in the same place twice. Reminiscent of the aesthetics, sounds and structures of one of their most beautiful reference Flying Microtonal Banana, the band offers us again a confusing and exciting immersion in the heart of the Middle East. What is reassuring on the other hand, is that you won't have time to get bored for a second.

Apart from those who ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°256

[I invite you to read my previous reviews on Bob Dylan, you'll find them below, to better understand his life and this one]. Released in 1965, Bringing It All Back Home is one of the emblematic albums of his discography, and not for nothing. Not only is Bringing It All Back Home one of the intermediate albums between two significant periods of his career, the evolution between contemporary Folk and Folk Rock, but on top of that he manages to capture ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°255

If you're looking for the perfect retro antidote to get your day off to a great start, look no further than the Sonics. Considered one of the first punk bands by reputation like the Kinks, the 2 bands represent the vast majority of influences that later bands in the entire Punk/Garage Rock family would follow, to this day. It's not for nothing that Sonics is said to have influenced legendary bands like The Stooges, MC5, The Cramps, The Ramones, not ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°254 [1st 1965's episode]

If historically 1965 is a year marked above all by the war in Vietnam, politically the United States, currently in the midst of a conflict of racial segregation, is struggling to make progress on this point, especially with the assassination of Malcolm X. Regarding other disappearances, 1965 saw the deaths of politician Winston Churchill and the legendary singer Nat King Cole. Based on a few more joyful things now, 1965 is a very ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°253 [On the occasion of the last episode of the year 1964, find below the list of the best albums]

[I also invite you to read my previous review on Herbie Hancock and his debut album Takin' Off, to learn more about his life and this one]. To put it simply, Herbie Hancock's career is so exceptional that it can easily be divided into several parts. That's also what it's all about when you're dealing with a great artist, it's the possibility of being able ... read more
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Although you should never expect anything from a collaboration and project of this type, Pluto X Baby Pluto is so predictable and unsurprising that it will leave you with a bitter taste. Future and LiL Uzi Vert does not show any particular ambition, staying in an absolute comfort zone, as if it was finally enough no matter what. Sloppy.

One day I'd have to stop dreaming, but I always have this kid's soul reappearing. What was I really waiting for? A successful hiphop album of collaboration ... read more
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Detaching oneself from a huge global success and knowing how to bounce back afterwards is by far a complex task. On her first album, Benee seems to be even stronger and more confident than before. Particularly energetic, frighteningly groovy and hypnotic, Hey U X is an astonishing success, garnished with branded featurings, which should satisfy her fans and conquer new ones.

It's been about 2 years now that Benee has been a star in her home country the New Zeland with her single Soaked, but ... read more
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The History of the Albums - Out of Serie n°1

[Small novelty: It may be that on a few occasions I make specials in parallel with episodes, in order to cover certain albums with a whole discography of the artist or to talk about a group/artist who has been able to turn the history of music upside down via a single without having a reference album].

Today we are going to talk through the album For Sale about the conception of an album, while evoking an important period in the history of the ... read more
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