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Van Halen - 1984
Van Halen
1984
84
Sep 21

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Van Halen - 1984
84
Van Halen is one of the few bands in the 80’s rock era that manage to combine successfully the rock’&’roll esthetics while showcasing amazing instrumental prowesses. Indeed, their 1984 release, 1984, is filled with amazing guitar, synth heavy 80’s pop-rock, great songwriting and so much more. Starting with the 1984 intro track, you can already feel the departure in sound from their previous project which gets more official with their major hit: Jump. Panama is likely ... read more
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
92
1959 is a major year in jazz history: Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, Charles Mingus’ Ah-Um, and much more. In these gems you can find Art Blakey’s 3rd LP and probably his best work: Moanin’. The song of the same title is a pretty widely known be-bop track, but the deeper cuts are all amazing and worth exploring. The more you dig into this record, the more the genius of Art Blakey’s drumming and songwriting comes out. For example, The Drum ... read more
JID - The Forever Story
90
The Forever Story, is JID relentlessly showcasing his flows, his versatility, his elaborated rhyme schemes and much much more for almost an hour. This album alone confirms JID's place in the rap game: he truly comes to his own on this record. I have to admit though that the second half of the album loses quite a bit of energy, and ends up a bit flat in the end because of the slow and repetitive beats. It still has a lot of substance and tracks like Money and Lauder Too are amazing songs. I ... read more
Petrol Girls - Baby
82
Baby is an increasingly dense album, maybe even a bit too dense, but one thing is for sure: it gets his points across.

Musically, Baby is good punk mixed with nü-metal elements such as accessible polyrhythms and heart wrenching screams. The guitar work is vast and diversified and the drums are really standing out from beginning to end. The band found its sound, but still makes each song musically stand out. Overall, the incredible vocals are always well supported by tight and original ... read more

Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
95
TBATAT is simply an album full of some of the most well crafted jazz songs with some of the best soloing of the era. Six of the best jazz musicians unite on 6 amazing songs. The harmonization on each theme is genius and catchy. The musicianship and chemistry reaches levels beyond great. Every solo is memorable and always brings some new thing to the table such as weird textures, repeated licks and much more. This is a must for everybody that is slightly interested in jazz, harmonizing, soloing ... read more

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Library: Vinyl collection

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90-99
 
14

80-89
 
20

70-79
 
18

60-69
 
2

50-59
 
1

40-49
 
1

30-39
 

20-29
 
1

10-19
 

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