Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles.jpg

-Album of the Day-

Released: May 26th, 1967

                Originally planned to be released on June 1st, 1967, in the United Kingdom, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released ahead of schedule to a world that was not ready. For nearly half a year Sgt. Pepper’s dominated the public consciousness, selling better than any previous Beatles album had done, and it’s worth mentioning they had all done pretty well. Undeniably an important leap forward in the power, and conceptualizing of albums as more than just a collection of songs. Now musicians could tell stories over an entire album. Thematic elements could carry from song to song, along with the messages. A door had been opened on the day that Sgt. Pepper’s was released, not just for the consumer, but also for the creators, and nobody has looked back since. Continue reading “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles”

Album of the Day – May 26th

Absolutely Free - The Mothers of Invention

Absolutely Free – The Mother’s of Invention

  • May 26th, 1967. Incredibly absurd, incredibly testing, and incredibly interesting. The Mothers of Invention’s second full album is not meant for everybody, but the people who are willing to listen to it to the end will be fascinated.

Worth Listening to:

Make Way For Willie Nelson - Willie Nelson

Make Way For Willie Nelson – Willie Nelson

  • May ?, 1967. A good old style country music album consisting mostly of covers. Fans of country and Willie Nelson can’t go wrong here.

Tumuli Shroomaroom - Acrimony

Tumuli Shroomaroom – Acrimony

  • May 26th, 1997. Acrimony’s brand of Stoner-Rock/Metal fits right in place with all of the Alternative Rock of the 90’s. While personally I find myself put off by their self-image, and most of the lyrics, there is some genuinely good rock on this album for anybody willing to listen.

Skip These:

Teenage Emotions - Lil Yachty

Teenage Emotions – Lil Yachty

  •  May 26th, 2017. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t get the appeal of Lil Yachty as a rapper other than he might be a fun guy to hang out with. Perhaps Teenage Emotions will grow on me, but in a year when DAMN. was released I couldn’t imagine leaving that behind to listen to this.

Absolutely Free – The Mothers of Invention

Absolutely Free - The Mothers of Invention

-Album of the Day-

Absolutely Free – The Mothers of Invention

Released: May 26th, 1967

It must be made absolutely clear at the beginning of this review that Absolutely Free is not for everyone, nor is it even clear that this album is meant to be enjoyed. The Mothers of Invention test the limits of music and their listener’s patience in ways that are frustrating and if that sounds like something that you as a listener are not interested in, it is in your best interest to ignore Absolutely Free and probably The Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa catalogue as a whole. However, if you are willing, and more importantly patient, you will be rewarded with some original and interesting, albeit absurdist, sounds that might be classifiable as music. Continue reading “Absolutely Free – The Mothers of Invention”