Album of the Week

This regular weekly feature to be published every Monday will be Spotlighting /Recommending an Album for your listening pleasure it may be well known artist in some cases, but it’s more likely to be older albums and shall we say possible not so mainstream.

  • Album of the Week 20
    Rattle & Hum – U2 1988 Rattle and Hum is a hybrid live/studio album by Irish rock band U2, and a companion rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou. The album was produced by Jimmy Iovine and was released on 10 October 1988, while the film was distributed by Paramount Pictures […]
  • Album of the Week 19
    First Water – Sharks 1973 Sharks are a British rock band, formed in September 1972, by the ex-Free bass player, Andy Fraser, upon his departure from Free.They were signed to Island Records and were highly rated by critics, especially for Chris Spedding’s tasteful guitar work.The initial line-up consisted of Fraser […]
  • Album of the Week 18
    What Were Once Vices are Now Habits – Doobie Brother 1974 What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is the fourth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on February 1, 1974, by Warner Bros. Records. The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band […]
  • Album of the Week 17
    Diamond Life – Sade 1984 Diamond Life is the debut studio album by English artist Sade. It was released in the United Kingdom on 16 July 1984 by Epic Records. Music critics acclaimed Diamond Life and it was also a commercial success, winning the 1985 Brit Award for Best British […]
  • Album of the Week 16
    Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin 1973 Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album. Although critical response was mixed, it became a commercial success later receiving a Diamond (over 10-million albums sold) I think is shows true diversity of the band with move from blues rock. Some […]
  • Album of the Week 15
    Mother Natures Kitchen – Kevin McDermott Orchestra 1989 Mother Nature’s Kitchen is the debut album from the Scottish singer/song writer Kevin McDermott with his band Kevin McDermott Orchestra. Formed in Maryhill Glasgow. The album was named by The Sun newspaper as being number 37 in the list of “The best […]
  • Album of the Week 14
    Donald Fagan – The Nightfly 1982 This week choice of album came about as a result of listening to Billys choice of tracks last week didn’t listen well no excuses here is the link An Hour of Radio B&M The debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Donald Fagen. Produced by […]
  • Album of the Week 13
    Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland 1968 Electric Ladyland is the third and final studio album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the final studio album released in Hendrix’s lifetime before his death in 1970. Released Track Records in the UK in October 1968, the double album was the only record […]
  • Album of the Week 12
    Hothouse Flowers – Home 1990 Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock group that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel, and rock. Formed in 1985 in Dublin, they started as street performers. Their first album, People (1988), was the most successful debut album in Irish history, reaching No.1 […]
  • Album of the Week 12
    The Cure – Faith 1981 Faith is the third studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on 14 April 1981 by Fiction Records. The album saw the band continuing in the gloomy vein of their previous album Seventeen Seconds (1980), which would conclude with their next album Pornography […]
  • Album of the Week 11
    Counting Crows – August and Everything After 1993 Todays Album of the week offering gives two versions of the same album which is also one of my desert Island album`s. The Original studio album and released years later the complete album live. This is a band I have sadly only […]
  • Album of the Week 10
    Edgar Broughton Band – Oora 1973 The band started their career as a blues group under the name of The Edgar Broughton Blues Band, playing to a small following in the region around their hometown of Warwick. However, when the band began to lean towards the emerging psychedelic movement,dropping the’Blues’from […]
  • Album of the Week 9
    It Bites – Once Around The World 1988 There is a story behind this album and a that person may be surprised that I have chosen it as one of “MY albums” of the week I young lad of 15 and Tim Mctighe a little older introduced me to this […]
  • Album of the Week 8
    Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining 1990 Long before world climate and such like was trending and also the highlighting of the plight of indigenous Australians. These guys covered these issues in many of their songs and albums. Midnight Oil (known informally as “The Oils”) are an Australian band composed of […]
  • Album of the Week 7
    R.E.M Document 1985 Document is the fifth studio album by R.E.M.,released on August 31, 1987 by I.R.S. Records. Document was R.E.M.’s first album to be co-produced both by the band and Scott Litt, this was a collaboration that continued through the productions of Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the […]
  • Album of the Week 6
    Jeff Buckley – Grace 1994 Grace is the only studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994. While the album initially had poor sales and receiving mixed reviews, however it gradually gained some critical acclaim and success finally being cited by critics as one of the greatest albums […]
  • Album of the Week 5
    Bob Dylan Oh Mercy 1989 Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years.Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly comprised traditional folk songs, Dylan made […]
  • Album of the Week 4
    Alice Cooper – Love It To Death 1971 I pondered for a while of what would be the next album well after much thought I decided to go a little more mainstream and possible right back to the roots of what may have become “Glam Rock” although this artist/ band […]
  • Album of the Week 3
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Clear Spot 1972 Born 1941, Don Van Vliet was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. He formed a ever rotating ensemble called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. […]
  • Album of the Week 2
    Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground MGM 1st Album 1971 (Rare) Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground (1971 UK first issue 9-track vinyl compilation LP on the yin-yang MGM label, including the classic tracks White Light/White Heat, Heroin and All Tomorrow’s Parties, and the 17min hypnotic Sister Ray. Although this […]
  • Album of the Week 1
    In The Right Place – Dr John 1973 This American singer songwriter 6 time grammy award winner his music style is a mixture of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Boogie Woogie, Rock n Roll & Pop quite a melting pot of genres. 1973 saw his only chart success with “Right Place Wrong […]

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