I’ll never get sick of spinning this one: The Avalanches, Since I Left You (2000). Where do you even start with this album? Released almost 20 years ago (I feel old!) to critical acclaim, Since I Left You made a huge impact on me and completely changed the way I listened to music.
I've always been fascinated by sampling, and these guys took things to a whole new level - using over 3500 samples from artists as diverse as Madonna, The Isley Brothers, and The Mamas & The Papas (just to name a few). This is one of those records that's best enjoyed in one sitting, from beginning to end, without interruption.
Whilst each track is different and has its own unique sound and style, this record just flows seamlessly from track to track without you even noticing time passing by. That said, there's clear stand outs for me (highlights include the title track, Radio, Diner's Only, Electricity, Tonight, and Frontier Psychiatrist). Since I Left You is a modern day masterpiece that never seems to age - since it’s release, it's remained current and relevant, and is on-par with other great sampling feats like Dilla's 'Donuts' and DJ Shadow's 'Endtroducing'. This is easily one of the best albums I own, and one that'll always mean so much to me.
45rpm. PLANET CLAIRE. THE B-52s. 1979. Flip side.Theres a moon in the sky (called the moon). Actually this vinyl made a trip in space at a party years ago and was found few days later. Luckily the vinyl was intact. Little water damage on the label. Vinyl!! Rocks!!! #45rpm#vinyl#record#music#natural#feelgood#medicine#B52s#rock
Persona: the socially acceptable "mask"... in this album #mapofthesoul we will get a run down of the psychological aspects of the social life and world. The album has already surpassed 2 million pre-orders in its first running week. Thoughts?
Is this the greatest line up ever for a supergroup? Harrison, Dylan, Orbison, Petty and Lynne all in one place to make an album that is...okay I guess!?
Alright, so it's not Them Crooked Vultures or Temple of the Dog, but for me supergroups usually suit a louder type of music anyway, and you can't argue with the sheer influence and legendary status of each of the Wilburys. In each of their own careers they have made some of my favourite ever albums, but for me it didn't quite work for this project.
This was a charity shop pick up from the back end of last year, and although not the highlight of any concerned, is a pleasant spin for a Tuesday evening.