Album of the Day – June 1st, 2017

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

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

  • May 26th, 2017. Originally set for release on June first 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s was released a few days early and has been in the collective consciousness ever since. Many have claimed it to be the greatest album of all time, and maybe they’re right, while others have claimed the album has lost it’s muster, and that it was successful because it was the right album at the right time. Whatever the reason, 50 years after it’s initial release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band still dominates discussions of popular music and it doesn’t seem like that is gonna change anytime soon.

Worth Listening To:

I Robot - The Alan Parson's Project

I Robot -The Alan Parsons Project

  • June 1st, 1977. This album is really good, unfortunately I listened to it on the same day as Sgt. Pepper’s which is a guaranteed AotD. Nevertheless listen to this. It’s a weird little Progressive-Rock album inspired by a fiction series by Issac Anisimov also titled I, Robot. Most of the songs have some real spacey sounds, and there’s a message about what it means to be human in there somewhere. Fans of Pink Flyd should definitely listen to this.\

David Bowie - David Bowie

David Bowie – David Bowie

  • June 1st, 1967. David Bowie’s first studio album is a weird little collection of Folksy Psychedelic songs. While a far cry from the music on his more successful and popular albums, it is interesting to listen to Bowie on here as he plays with songs and tries to work things out. Fans of Bowie will want to listen to this, as will fans of Psychedelic music. I

Double Trouble -Elvis Presley

Double Trouble – Elvis Presley

  • June 1st, 1967. Unfortunately Double Trouble is one of Elvis’ weaker albums. There isn’t that much music on here and some of it is so bad that not even The King himself could fix them, including a rendition of Old MacDonald which Elvis stopped recording in the middle of. Fortunately though Elvis’ Rock n’ Roll sound is so good that there are still plenty of songs on here worth listening to.

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

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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”