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Classic Album Sundays: Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’
22:56We feature The Flaming Lips tenth studio album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots for our March Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast. The album was well-received critically and commercially, helping the band break into the mainstream, and was adapted into a musical in 2012. Uncut declared that “even by their standards, Yoshimi is astonishing. Read more about your favourite albums: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays: Michael Jackson ‘Off The Wall’
24:53On this episode of the Classic Album Sundays podcast, Colleen focuses on Off the Wall, the fifth studio album from American pop royalty Michael Jackson. The record demonstrates the departure from the Motown period of Jackson’s career and the development of his pop, disco and funk melded sound, going on to define his career as a solo artist. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
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Classic Album Sundays Podcast: Alice Coltrane ‘Journey In Satchidananda’ with Alina Bzhezhinska
46:46We were delighted to be joined by harpist Alina Bzhezhinska for our latest Classic Album Sundays Podcast show focussed on Alice Coltrane ‘Journey In Satchidananda’. Alina recently performed the music of Alice Coltrane along with Pharoah Sanders Quartet & Denys Baptiste at London’s iconic Barbican Centre so we were able to get her first hand insights on what it’s like to perform this amazing music. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays Podcast: J Dilla 'Welcome 2 Detroit' with Amp Fiddler
1:02:43We were recently lucky enough to be joined by legendary Detroit beat maker Amp Fiddler as he shared with us some tales from the early days of working with J Dilla at his basement in his Detroit home. Thanks also go out to Boiler Room’s Raj Chaudhuri who interviewed Amp and also gave us his personal insights into Dilla’s music. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays Podcast - Van Morrison 'Astral Weeks'
51:44Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" stands as an ethereal masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of traditional music. Released in 1968, this seminal album takes listeners on a transformative journey through its introspective and poetic musings. Morrison's soulful voice blends seamlessly with a fusion of jazz, folk, and classical elements, creating a rich tapestry of sound. The album's lush instrumentation, intricate arrangements, and poetic lyricism evoke a sense of otherworldly beauty and introspection. Each track seamlessly flows into the next, creating a cohesive and immersive listening experience. "Astral Weeks" is a testament to Van Morrison's unparalleled artistry, cementing his status as a visionary and an enduring force in the realm of music. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays Podcast: My Bloody Valentine 'Loveless'
20:24My Bloody Valentine's seminal album, 'Loveless,' stands as a groundbreaking masterpiece in the realm of shoegaze and alternative rock. Released in 1991, it encapsulates the band's visionary approach to sound and their pioneering use of textured layers and swirling guitars. The album's ethereal melodies and dreamlike atmospheres create a mesmerising sonic experience, where every track is a sonic journey. 'Loveless' defies traditional song structures, immersing the listener in a sonic haze of lush harmonies, distorted guitars, and intricate rhythms. The album's dense production and innovative use of feedback and effects showcase the band's meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a timeless and influential work of art that continues to captivate and inspire listeners to this day. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays Podcast: Stevie Wonder ‘Songs In The Key of Life’
1:01:08Recorded over two years, the album is arguably Stevie’s finest hour and is also one of the greatest albums of all time as it contains hit after hit. “Sir Duke”, “I Wish”, “Pastime Paradise”, “Isn’t She Lovely”, “As” and “Another Star” are all included making this truly a masterpiece. To make an album that doesn’t contain an average song is hard enough, let alone doing it on a double album as Stevie has done here. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays Podcast: D'Angelo 'Voodoo'
22:57D'Angelo's 2000 album, ‘Voodoo’, is a timeless masterpiece that redefined the sound of neo-soul music. With its seamless blend of funk, jazz, and soul, ‘Voodoo’ is a stunning showcase of D'Angelo's impeccable musicianship and his unique approach to songwriting. At its core, ‘Voodoo’ is an album that celebrates the rich musical heritage of black culture. From the infectious grooves of "Devil's Pie" to the haunting balladry of "One Mo'Gin," D'Angelo infuses every track with a sense of raw energy and soulful authenticity. But what truly sets ‘Voodoo’ apart is its use of live instrumentation and lush arrangements. From the thundering drums to the soaring horns and strings, every element of the album feels meticulously crafted and perfectly placed. It's a testament to D'Angelo's incredible talent as a producer and his deep understanding of the nuances of black music. ‘Voodoo’ is a true masterpiece of modern music, a stunning achievement that continues to inspire and influence musicians to this day. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays: Nightmares on Wax 'Carboot Soul'
22:34Nightmares on Wax's 1999 album ‘Carboot Soul’ is a classic in the trip-hop genre. The album features a perfect blend of downtempo beats, soulful samples, and chilled-out vibes. Tracks like "Les Nuits" and "Survival" showcase the unique sound and style that Nightmares on Wax is known for, making "Carboot Soul" a must-listen for any trip-hop fan. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
Classic Album Sundays Podcast: Talk Talk 'Spirit of Eden'
15:15Talk Talk's 'Spirit of Eden', released in 1988, is a seminal album in the realm of experimental rock. It's an introspective and haunting work that features atmospheric, jazz-influenced arrangements, with sparse instrumentation that allows for Hollis' emotive and haunting vocals to shine through. The album marked a departure from the band's previous more commercially-oriented sound, but it remains a timeless and influential work, continuing to inspire and captivate listeners. With its complex compositions and ethereal ambience, 'Spirit of Eden' is a must-listen for fans of innovative and genre-defying music. Read more about your favourite albums here.