Ananda Shankar - Ananda Shankar
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Ananda Shankar is the debut album from Indian musician Ananda Shankar, who is the son of the dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar, and nephew of Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar. The album is a mix of Indian music with Western rock and electronic music. It was among one of the first albums in the rock genre by an Indian musician.

The main instrumental of the tracks feature a sitar and a Moog synthesizer. The album also contains very unique covers of both The Rolling Stones track ... read more

Grateful Dead - American Beauty
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Released on November 1st, 1970, American Beauty is the fifth album of the Grateful Dead. Unlike their previous albums, American Beauty was a group project with all band members' input on the album. Phil Lesh had Box of Rain, Bob Weir had Sugar Magnolia, and Ron McKernan had Operator. All the songs were written by Jerry Gracia and Robert Hunter due to the prolific period of their songwriting partnership.

The album was produced after the band figured out their producer had renewed their ... read more

Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
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A Psychedelic Rock album from... Lil Yachty?????

I was not expecting this to happen at all; truthfully, it came entirely out of the blue for me. Note: I had never listened to Lil Yachty before this; I only knew who Lil Yachty was because of the old sprite commercials. I thought Lil Yachty was supposed to be bad, or at least that's how a lot of people made him out to be, but this changes my perception of it.

In a January 2022 interview, Yachty said that his next project would be a ... read more

T. Rex - Electric Warrior
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Released on September 24th, 1971, Electric Warrior is the second album by the English rock band T. Rex (Technically 6th album since their debut as Tyrannosaurus Rex). Electric Warrior is a significant turning point in the band's sound, shifting from folk to a more pop-friendly glam rock style.

In 1971, Marc Bolan, lead singer of the band, talked about Electric Warrior, saying: "I think Electric Warrior, for me, is the first album which a statement of 1971 for us in England. I mean, ... read more

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
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Elliott Smith ~ #03 ~ Either/Or

Released on February 25th, 1997, Either/Or is the third album released by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Either/Or was recorded in several locations (Joanna Bolme's house, Smith's house, Undercover, Inc., Laundry Rules Recording, and the Heatmiser House), mainly in Oregon. At the same time, he was still a member of Heatmiser. Either/Or was produced by Elliott Smith, Tom Rothrock, and Rob Schnapf.

Elliott Smith recorded a song called ... read more

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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Wish You Were Here: A Tribute to Syd Barrett and A FUCK YOU to the Music Industry

Wish You Were Here is the ninth album by English Rock band Pink Floyd, released on the 12th of September in 1975. Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous recording sessions in 1975 at EMI Studios, which is now called Abbey Road Studios, in London. During 1974, Pink Floyd created 3 new compositions: “Raving and Drooling” (Sheep), “You Gotta Be Crazy” (Dogs), and “Shine on You ... read more

Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
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Elliott Smith ~ #02 ~ Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith's self-title sophomore album was released on July 21st 1995. Even though it was recorded from the span of late 1994 to early 1995. Smith was invited to tour with fellow folk artist Mary Lou Lord, in which she was impressed with Smith and helped him sign with Kill Rock Stars. Elliott Smith was the first album on the record label. Musically, Elliott Smith is similar to Roman Candle, with it's minimalist acoustic folk sound. Elliott Smith's ... read more

Elliott Smith - Roman Candle
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Elliott Smith ~ #01 ~ Roman Candle

Steven Paul Smith, also known as Elliott Smith, was an American songwriter and was known for being able to play many instruments. Elliott Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and was raised in Texas for most of his life, but he would go on to live in Portland for the rest of his life. Smith mainly played the guitar but could also play piano, clarinet, bass, drums, and harmonica. Smith's parents divorced when he was six months old when he moved with his mother ... read more

Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
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Released on February 17th of 1986, The Colour of Spring is the 3rd album released by English band Talk Talk that both combined jazz and art pop in order to result in better production and instrumentation. Unlike their first 2 albums, synthesizers would barely be used on the record, instead there would be more guitar, piano, and organs. The Colour of Spring is said to be Talk Talk's biggest commercial hit, with singles "Life's What You Make It" and "Living Another World". ... read more
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
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Life During Wartime has to be my pick for my favorite Talking Heads song ever. The live version of Life During Wartime on Stop Making Sense is pure perfection. So apparently, the track is about technology exploting information and about Corporations and governments using computers in 1979 being hacked. David Byrne found inspiration for the song from a book about computer crimes, which included a short story about someone who forged deposit slips into his bank accound number and got people to ... read more
Bad Company - Bad Company
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Bad Company is an English rock band formed in 1973 in Albury, Surry by Paul Rodgers (singer), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Simon Kirike (drummer), and Boz Burrell (bass). Peter Grant, who managed the band for their first 9 years also manged Led Zeppelin. The title was originally thought to be based off of the Jeff Bridges film by the same name, however, Paul Rodgers says that the idea came through Victorian morals with a picture of a cild looking at a figure leaning on a lamp post and that the caption ... read more
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
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Released in January of 1974, Here Come the Warm Jets is the debut solo album by British musician Brian Eno. This is the start of Brian Eno's legendary career, after leaving Roxy Music, Eno started a new solo career. Brian Eno's career would mainly dance around the art rock and ambient genres, a lot of his ambient works being some of my personal favorites. Eno is also an amazing album producer, having most notibley producing Slowdive's Souvlaki, Talking Head's Remian in Light, Fear of Music, and ... read more
Radiohead - Kid A
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Kid A: The Electronic Album That Almost Never Existed

Kid A was released by Radiohead on October 2nd 2000, and was meant to be a change of course from Radiohead’s usual sound at the time. Because of the stress that came with the release of their previous album OK Computer, songwriter Thom Yorke wanted to take a break from rock music. Thom Yorke would describe himself as “a complete fucking mess… completely unhinged.” Yorke would draw influence from electronic, ambient, ... read more

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
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Released on October 27th of 2006, Back to Black was the second and final album by English singer / songwriter Amy Winehouse. Winehouse based the album off of her terrible relationship with her ex-boyfriend and future husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who temporarily left her for his previous ex-girlfriend. These events led to Amy Winehouse creating an album that explores themes of guilt, grief, heartbreak, and trauma in a relationship. Back to Black was influenced by pop and soul girl groups in the ... read more
Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
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Released on July 1st of 1970, John Barleycorn Must Die is the 4th album by English rock band Traffic. In late 1968, Traffic would disband and guitarist Dave Mason would leave the group for the second time since their 2nd album Traffic. In 1969, English musician Steve Winwood join supergroup Blind Faith, drummer and lyricist Jim Capaldi and woodwinds player Chris Wood turned their own works. After the end of Blind Faith in 1970, Steve Winwood would return to release his first solo album named ... read more
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots
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Released in March of 1960, Blues & Roots is the 12th album by jazz legend Charles Mingus. Lots of inspiration went into the making of the album, Mingus wanted the album to represent the blues, a big part of his "musical world." A year prior to the album, Turkish American record producer Nesuhi Ertegun suggested to Charles Mingus that he create a whole album modeled off of "Hatian Fight Song" and incorporated a blues style. Ciritics said that Mingus didn't swing enough so ... read more
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
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Released on April 29th of 2016, Nonagon Infinity is the 8th album by Australian psychadelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.The album is meant to be an infinite loop, where each song would be played into each other connected by perfect transitions, the last track also transitions into the first song so it could be played infinitely. Therefore it would be a nonagon (9 tracks) played infinitely. Nonagon Inifinty received positive reviews from critics and gave KG greater ... read more
Pharoah Sanders - Karma
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Released in May of 1969, Karma is the 3rd jazz recording album by American tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. Karma is considered a pioneering work of spiritual jazz and has became Sanders' most popular and acclaimed album he every released. The new style of jazz (free jazz) in the 60s were mainly because of the social and political problems in the 60s, a very different emphasis of the forms before it. Those who mainly were influenced by John Coltrane, such as Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp, ... read more
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
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Released on November 8th 2011, Replica is the 5th album released by American electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin). Replica is the first album by Daniel Lopatin to be be recorded with a studio with help by Joel Ford and Al Carlson. Replica is a turn away from his previous synth-based works and use a more sample-based approach mainly using television advertisements. that were harmonically intense. He said that he was "looking for things that were more meaningful" ... read more
Grimes - Visions
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Released on January 31st 2012, Visions is the 3rd album by Canadian musician Grimes. The album was completely recorded on Apple's GarageBand software in a three week span in Grimes' apartment and was mixed by Grimes and her manager Sebastian Cowan in Montreal. Many critics say that Visions is one of the best albums of the decade, as well as the songs on the record. Visions brough the DIY music scene of Mile End (district in Montreal, Quebec) to international popularity.

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