Album Retrospectives

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;...

  At the time of its release, February 1975, Led Zeppelin’s magnum opus, Physical Graffiti, the band was the biggest in the world. With their previous five albums achieving multi-platinum sales and the band smashing attendance records at concert venues around the globe, Led Zeppelin were on top...