Archive for the ‘concept album’ Category

M83 dropped his highly-anticipated new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming today…and as expected, it is epic. I love it. I wrote about his last record Saturdays = Youth a while ago…check it out to see why I am gushing about this new release. And it just so happens that one of the songs on this […]

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Artist: The Magnetic Fields Album: 69 Love Songs Year: 1999 Genre: Soft Rock Mood: every possible mood surrounding love and relationships You’ll like this if you like: Johnny Cash, The National, the vampire musical from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Best Tracks: impossible to choose Why Should You Care? A music blogger writing about 69 Love Songs […]

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Check out Part 1: The concept of Plastic Beach …and Part 2: The art of Plastic Beach Artist: Gorillaz Album: Plastic Beach Year: 2010 Genre: alternative, hip hop, R&B, classical Mood: talking about important stuff while drinking You’ll like this if you like: mixed genres in the same song, Snoop Dogg, Beastie Boys, New Order, […]

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Check out Part 1: The concept of Plastic Beach …and Part 3: The music of Plastic Beach Artist: Gorillaz Album: Plastic Beach Year: 2010 As the image of the band began to evolve a bit, we saw less “cartoon” looking images, and more of what I’ll call 3D animation. It’s not truly 3D, but I […]

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Check out Part 2: The art of Plastic Beach …and Part 3: The music of Plastic Beach Artist: Gorillaz Album: Plastic Beach Year: 2010 The history of Gorillaz is long, interesting, and worthy of another post at another time. So I’ll assume that you’re familiar with the band and its music…but did you know what […]

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Have you ever received a gift from someone that you weren’t expecting, didn’t realize you needed, but then can’t fathom how you ever got along without it? Today is that day, because I am giving you the gift of Saturdays = Youth. Well, I’m not actually “giving” it to you, but if you download this […]

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I love talking about this album, and why I purchased it. Peter Adams is a relatively unknown artist who makes great music…right up my alley. I won’t act like I know much about him, so check out peteradamsmusic.com for biographical info, etc. I stumbled upon this album online…I think I was actually looking for an […]

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First let me properly credit this album…it was a collaborative effort between Del Tha Funkee Homosapien (the voice) and Dan The Automator (everything else). This is a perfect example of a “concept album”, like Dark Side of the Moon or what we typically think of with classical music like Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Rather than worry […]

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