Top 10 Influential Albums From My Teen Years

So I?m going to take a stab at this. On Facebook people have been posting their top 10 most influential albums from their teen years. For me that?s 1988-1994. After writing up the list, I notice that 50% of the albums were released in 1992. That was a good year for music. So many more I could have added. The list is a little light on Hip Hop. Wish I could have fit in Pete Rock and CL, Tribe, Del, De La Soul, Funkdoobiest, Boogie Down Productions/KRS-One and so many others.

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Body/Head – No Waves

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This album was released on Nov 11th but I’ve been waiting to give it a good listen on my home stereo* before writing about it.

Not to be confused with the really lame looking Roy Jones Jr. album, Body Head Bangerz Vol. 1, Body/Head is a collaboration project between Kim Gordon (vocals/guitar) and Bill Nace (guitar) and this is their 2nd LP. No Waves was recorded live at the Bijou Theatre during the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 24th 2014. Continue reading “Body/Head – No Waves”

De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody…

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This release was my first time Kickstarting a music project, but when I heard that De La Soul was working on a new album I needed to get in on it. It met their funding goal in just 10 hours and went on to reach 51st on the Billboard charts here in Canada as well as the number 1 spot on the Vinyl Billboard chart in the US. My vinyl copy hasn’t arrived yet but they’ve provided me with an MP3 version and it’s available on Apple Music as well.

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Lone Ranger – The Answer

When all the brexit hype first happened and the British Pound tanked I decided to take advantage and order some 45s from England that I had wanted to buy for a while. One of the records was a first printing of The Answer by Lone Ranger. Recorded in 1977 by Studio One. This is one of my all time favourite rhythms and has been used by everyone from Brigadier Jerry to Bounty Killer. Unfortunately the quality of the record wasn’t that great. Last time I buy something graded at VG.