Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain (95)

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Ocean Rain was the Bunnymen’s 4th album in five years and marked a change in direction for the band. Echoes of the bands’ previous work are still present, from Les Pattinson’s circular bass riffs, Will Sergeant’s off-kilter guitar patterns, Pete de Freitas’ intricate drumming and Ian McCulloch’s huge voice and doggerel lyrical voice. It’s just…

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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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