David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust (95)

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Opening the new decade David Bowie visits the United States for promotional purposes where he finds himself immensely influenced by very popular musicians at the time, such as Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. That premeditated attempt of conquering America unexpectedly became one of the most desired gifts for any artist – pure…

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Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (92.5)

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The indisputable entry that launched the heavy metal genre and thousands of bands to follow, Black Sabbath is a landmark release that should be labeled as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” When the rain drops and the bells chime leading to those first three simple notes that introduce “Black Sabbath,” the music world was rightfully…

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The Afghan Whigs – 1965 (85)

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The Afghan Whigs’ three albums leading up to this one, Congregation, Gentlemen, and Black Love, are rightly hailed as classic examples of their time and have held up as the years have progressed. While Gentlemen is rightfully lauded as a highly influential record, upon its release, 1965 felt like it was the continuation of that…

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Mother Love Bone – Apple (95)

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Mother Love Bone’s debut release, Apple, is historic for so many reasons and all of which must start with the sad tale of their visionary lead singer, Andrew Wood, who tragically passed of a heroin overdose just days prior to its scheduled release.  To question ‘what could have been’ has such a troubling answer to…

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