Owning a full album is worth nothing in the age of Spotify playlists and 99 downloads. Why listen to or buy an entire album when you can just get the best parts of it, you might ask? Most of the time, this is innovative thinking. Even young people today prefer to use the digital versions. Buying the physical albums simply takes up a lot of space in the house. However, there are times when an album is so perfect, so fantastic from start to finish, that listening to just the few songs that play on the radio is a terrible disservice. Some albums have tracks that have the potential to be singles. Here are the albums you need to listen to, back and forth of music albums that became huge hits without the hype, whether you swear allegiance to Spotify or Apple Music or own a record player and a collection of vinyls. They are indeed so wonderful.
10/10 Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse is an English singer and songwriter. She is renowned for her wide range of musical styles and her deep, unpleasant contralto voice. In light of the drug addiction that would ultimately lead to the death of Winehouse, the title of his best album, Back to black (2006), seems horribly prophetic. However, Winehouse was incandescently alive, fun, angry and in love there. This voice – impulsive, unequivocal, always searching for the wrong interval which turns out to be precisely correct – rescues producer Mark Ronson’s opulent accompaniments, which have been drawn from the best of popular music from the previous century (doo-wop, soul , hip hop).
9/10 808s & Heartbreak – Kanye West
Even people familiar with the previous struggles of Kim’s father of children, Kanye West, were puzzled by the fourth album’s cavernous sound and soul-exposed lyrics, which were released after a traumatic year when his mother died and her engagement has ended. Its core aesthetic was unlike anything in hip-hop: sparse beds of synths were used to balance a mix of singing and rapping. The freshly butchered sensations were described in detail but covered by digital processing. But over time, he became a new role model for upcoming hip-hop and R&B artists.
8/10 Holiday Music by Silicon Teens
This fictional group could have produced The Big Chill soundtrack for the Blade Runner generation if they had achieved Gorillaz-level success. A quartet of teenagers known as the Silicon Teens were marketed as playing basic synth-rock that sounded like it had been produced on a pocket calculator and pumping out upbeat music. Songs from the 1962 film Dirty Dancing, such as Doo Wah Diddy Diddy, let’s dance, and Do you love me? It was all actually performed by Daniel Miller, the founder of Mute Records, with Fad Gadget’s Frank Tovey serving as the “face” in the press photo and accompanying music video. The project’s “chip ‘n’ roll” sound was a superb example of honoring pop culture’s past while embracing an upcoming technological revolution.
7/10 Drop by postal service
Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, members of Death Cab for Cutie, began exchanging song ideas via digital audio tapes sent between Seattle and Los Angeles in 2001. Jenny Lewis, lead singer of Rilo Kiley, who shared the building of Tamborello, would add backing vocals to their songs. To abandon was the result, an ethereal, synth-pop diversion from the guitar-centric machismo of the indie rock genre. Borrowing from the New Romantics of the 1980s, they add an icy, symphonic vibe to their computerized love ballads. Yet even the brilliant, robotic vocalizations of Gibbard and Lewis couldn’t tame the excessive melodrama of the lyrics.
6/10 In Radiohead’s Rainbows
The whole base of the music industry has been shaken by In the rainbows. With the simple statement “The new album is finished, and it’s out in 10 days”, Radiohead ended the four-year wait after 2003. Hello thief and revolutionized the promotional cycle in the digital age. Many musicians have attempted to pull off a Radiohead, with Beyoncé and Irish rock band U2 succeeding in doing so after In Rainbows appeared in everyone’s mailbox and fans experienced those terrifying opening notes from 15 Step together. The album’s “pay what you want” option gave ardent fans, casual listeners and interested listeners the freedom to place their own value on the music, which was just another step towards questioning the way the music industry does business.
5/10 Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Ignore that the album cover is displayed in every fraternity nationwide. One of the greatest albums that have been made is The Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album scales back the band’s sound and intensifies the message. Each song refers to a deep-rooted desire or belief that exists within a person. It has been included on all lists of the greatest albums ever made. Each song represents a different stage of life, and when played in order, the consistency of the album makes it feel like a seamless piece rather than a collection of individual components. It is the group’s attempt to describe the human experience.
4/10 To pimp a butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
American rapper Kendrick Lamar expanded rap’s potential in the 2010s by incorporating inspirations from the Los Angeles rhythm scene, including Kamasi Washington and Flying Lotus. It bounced like a car off Crenshaw over neo-soul, jazz and squelchy funk. The police bait song Alright became a civil rights anthem for the post-Ferguson era; the entire album was a fight back against discrimination as it celebrated the diversity of black artistic expression.
3/10 It Doesn’t Matter by Nirvana
The Washington trio’s second album is one that has forever blurred the lines between Polish pop and DIY melancholy, though Nirvana wasn’t the first indie star to sign with a major label or the first to reach number one. Not serious changed the way engineers recorded bands and publicists marketed them, commodified discontent, launched an archetypal musical mythos for the late 20th century, and sparked an alternative rock gold rush that produced hundreds of alternative rock bands. Not serious also brought punk and punk to the charts, conveyed a post-feminist sensibility to the masses, bridged MTV and college radio, and provided aphoristic angst for brooding teenagers to reproduce in a school notebook .
2/10 Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers LAMF
The Heartbreakers’ only studio album was a record of New York men struggling in the streets, lost in London, looking for love, fame, or whatever else they couldn’t sell for life. drug money. It was a heartbroken guitar mess set to the accelerating beats of ’50s rock and R&B. The Heartbreakers, formed in 1975 after guitarist Johnny Thunders and drummer Jerry Nolan left the New York Dolls. They toured with the Sex Pistols that year and made the album LAMF (short for “Like a Mother Fucker”) while they were overseas.
1/10 Fever to say by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Despite the fanfare, Brooklyn’s music scene of the early 2000s didn’t generate many real rock stars, but Karen O was the best. It had the power to turn its savage bluesy contempt into a banshee scream in the band’s debut, while Maps was a song of unflinching vulnerability. The yeah yeah yeah are not only about O; like Jack White, another outstanding guitarist of those years, Nick Zinner could switch between bass and lead at any time, and drummer Brian Chase contrasted choppy hats with thumping toms.