Album Retrospectives

For over two decades, the Ramones built a storied career that culminated with their 1995’s farewell album, ¡Adios Amigos!. True to form, like the Ramones' thirteen previous albums, the dark quirkiness was ever present.  Released Tuesday July 18th, 1995, ¡Adios Amigos! was produced by the Ramones’ longtime...

Formed in 1976, in Greater Manchester, England, Joy Division has become one of the legendary and pioneering icons of Post-Punk New Wave. The band consisted of Ian Curtis (vocals/guitars), Bernard Sumner (guitars/keyboards), Peter Hook (bass), and Stephen Morris (drums). According to the quartet, the primary...

Everything about modern Rockabilly singer-songwriter Christopher Joseph Isaak is smooth; his voice, his delivery, as well as his composing. Black velvet, warm Summer breezes, and melting butter is the entirety of his music.  Signed by Warner Brothers Records for his debut album, Silvertone, in 1985, Isaak...

So much has been said and hailed about the The Cure's dark albums—Seventeen Seconds (1980), Faith (1981), Pornography (1982), Disintegration (1989), and Bloodflowers (2000). Any fan of The Cure would most likely maintain that sentiment, that these are the best works of the band. However, this holds water only if what was being highlighted...

  Thirty years on, The Sisters of Mercy's debut album, First and Last and Always, remains to be an epitome and standard template of the music genre that came to be known as Gothic Rock—sinister-sounding chord progressions and basslines; driving drum beats; sparkling, whipping guitar plucks;...

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