1001 Album Club
1001 Album Club
Om 1001 Album Club
In June of 1988, Dwight Yoakam released his third studio album. Recorded in Hollywood, the record features Yoakam's signature blend of traditional country roots with a modern twist. With hits like "I Sang Dixie" and "I Got You," Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room solidified Yoakam's place as a standout in the genre. Let's talk Dwight Yoakam, Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room!
In April 1988 the Sugarcubes released their debut studio album. This Icelandic alternative rock band recorded the album in Reykjavík, capturing their unique blend of post-punk and avant-garde pop. Featuring the enchanting vocals of lead singer Björk, the album garnered international acclaim for its energetic performances and eclectic sound. Let's talk Sugarcubes, Life's Too Good!
In the year 18th October 1988, Sonic Youth released their fifth studio album. Recorded in New York City, this experimental rock masterpiece showcases the band's signature blend of noise and melody, capturing the turbulent spirit of the late 1980s underground music scene. With tracks like "Teen Age Riot" and "Candle," Sonic Youth pushed the boundaries of alternative rock and solidified their status as pioneers of the genre. Let's talk Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation!
In the year on March 14, 1988, Morrissey released his debut solo album. Produced by Stephen Street, this album marked Morrissey's departure from The Smiths and showcased his distinctive voice and introspective lyrics. Recorded at Wool Hall Studios in Bath, England, the album features hits like "Suedehead" and "Everyday Is Like Sunday." With its mix of melancholy and wit, "This is the record established Morrissey as a solo artist to be reckoned with. Let's talk Morrissey, Viva Hate!
In the year, on July 26, 1990, American Music Club released their sixth studio album, California. Produced by Dennis Herring, this record featured a blend of folk-rock and alternative soundscapes that captured the essence of the band's hometown. Recorded in just over a month, the album showcased singer Mark Eitzel's introspective lyrics and the band's dynamic instrumentation. California is a journey through heartbreak and redemption, with each track offering a glimpse into the human experience. Let's talk American Music Club, California!
In the year 1988, on July 8th, KD Lang released her third studio album, Shadowland. Produced by Owen Bradley, this country-infused record showcased Lang's raw talent and emotional depth. With haunting melodies and captivating lyrics, Shadowland solidified KD Lang as a musical force to be reckoned with. Lets talk KD Lang, Shadowland!
Tank Battles is the fourth studio album by German singer Dagmar Krause, released on June 18, 1989. Produced by Tony Marsh, the album features Krause's haunting vocals accompanied by avant-garde jazz instrumentation, creating a unique and captivating listening experience. With dark and introspective lyrics, Tank Battles explores themes of war, conflict, and emotional turmoil, making it a thought-provoking and powerful addition to Krause's discography. Lets talk Dagmar Krause, Tank Battles!
In April of 1988 Tracy Chapman released her debut album. Recorded over eight weeks time in Hollywood CA, is a call to arms to a myriad of social and political issues. Preforming live at Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday tribute rocketed it's success and made Tracy a household name. Lets talk Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman!
In November of 1988 Cowboy Junkies released their 2nd studio album. Recorded live in it’s entirety over one day at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, using a Betamax video cassette deck and a single microphone. Let’s talk Cowboy Junkies, The Trinity Session!
In August of 1988 The Go-Betweens released their 6th studio album. Though many in the band hated the pre-production process (and each other), the final results are impeccable; ten delightful pop classics by one of Australia's finest musical acts. Lets talk The Go-Betweens. 16 Lovers Lane!
In February of 1988 Everything but the Girl released their 4th studio album. Tracey Thorn: "I am writing songs, though; lyrics that are more like short stories than pop lyrics. Perhaps they ought to be short stories. They don’t really have choruses. Maybe I’m just not very good at choruses. Ben is experimenting with synths and keyboards. He buys a drum machine and starts getting into the finer details of how to programme it. I don’t know how to operate the drum machine, or how to turn the synths on, and I’m not bothered enough to learn. There is some disagreement about what our next record should sound like. We keep changing our minds. I still write all my songs on a guitar or at the piano, and so when I play them they sound a bit like my songs have always sounded. But Ben is writing songs with a more modern sound, using his new synths and the drum machine, and I like these too. We veer between these two possible extremes before making a record, Idlewild, which incorporates a bit of both. Maybe it’s another ‘bizarre hybrid’" Lets talk Everything but the Girl, Idlewild!