Posts tagged "1970s"

Album artwork of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' by Pink Floyd

The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd

The Dark Side of the Moon is one of those high-water marks of artistic expression. It’s just sublime. I don’t have a bad thing to say about it.

Album artwork of 'On the Beach' by Neil Young

On the Beach Neil Young

On The Beach is perfect for those late nights alone. Both mellow and despondent, the record features the purest of songwriting from a genuine artist.

Album artwork of 'Exodus' by Bob Marley and The Wailers

Exodus Bob Marley and The Wailers

Peaks are matched by (very pleasant) plateaus. Exodus isn't so much a great album as it is a good album with a handful of iconic songs.

Album artwork of 'Low' by David Bowie

Low David Bowie

Bite-sized servings of vintage Bowie glam-rock combine with brooding instrumental soundscapes to make Low a truly special album.

Album artwork of 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band' by John Lennon

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon

Raw, deeply personal, and tremendously honest, this was rock & roll as Lennon had envisaged it. Sometimes it's gorgeous, others twitchy and uncomfortable.

Album artwork of 'Songs in the Key of Life' by Stevie Wonder

Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder

The jams are drawn out in a ceremonious manner, with hooks piled on top of other hooks; each chorus repeated enough for it to become a sing-along.

Album artwork of 'Ambient 1: Music for Airports' by Brian Eno

Ambient 1: Music for Airports Brian Eno

Music for Airports comprises of calming tones that induce sedation and tranquillity. Listeners are invited to float among soft, fluffy ambient clouds.

Album artwork of 'My Aim Is True' by Elvis Costello

My Aim Is True Elvis Costello

There is a remarkable confidence to the record that you wouldn’t usually expect from a debut, which is a testament to Costello’s immense musical capabilities.

Album artwork of 'News of the World' by Queen

News of the World Queen

You’d expect huge, theatrical arrangements topped with sizzling guitar solos, but this wasn’t to be. Most of the songs on News of the World are weirdly tame.

Album artwork of 'Rocket to Russia' by Ramones

Rocket to Russia Ramones

There’s a mindlessness to the instrumentation, lyricism, and vocals that is devoid of surprises. The 32-minute runtime blasts by as a blur of repetitive noise.