Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Electric Warrior :: T-Rex

Electric Warrior :: T-Rex Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: Electric Warrior is the sixth studio album by British rock band T. Rex (being the second album under the name "T. Rex", with the first four billed as "Tyrannosaurus Rex"). The album marks a big turning point in the band's sound as it drifts away from the folk-oriented music of … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Electric Warrior :: T-Rex

Quintessential Album Thursday :: Self-Titled :: Duran Duran

Duran Duran :: Duran Duran Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: Duran Duran is the debut album by the English pop rock band Duran Duran, released worldwide in 1981. The album reached # 3 on the United Kingdom charts and remained in the UK Top 100 for 117 weeks, achieving platinum status by December 1982. The initial United States release was unsuccessful, but … Continue reading Quintessential Album Thursday :: Self-Titled :: Duran Duran

Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Cardinology :: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Cardinology :: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: Cardinology is the tenth studio album by Ryan Adams, and fourth album with his backing band, The Cardinals, released on October 28, 2008. The album completed Adams' contract with Lost Highway Records, and marks his final recording session with The Cardinals. Following the album's release and subsequent … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Cardinology :: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Beauty & The Beat :: The Go-Go’s

Beauty & the Beat :: The Go-Go's Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: Beauty and the Beat is the debut album from Californian all-female band The Go-Go's. Released in 1981 on the IRS Records label, the album was preceded by the single We Got the Beat, which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: Beauty & The Beat :: The Go-Go’s

Quintessential Album Tuesday :: August & Everything After :: Counting Crows

August & Everything After :: Counting Crows Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: August and Everything After is the debut studio album by American rock band Counting Crows, released September 14, 1993 on Geffen Records. The album cover depicts handwritten lyrics to a song called August and Everything After, but the band decided against featuring the song on the album … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: August & Everything After :: Counting Crows

Quintessential Album Tuesday :: The ’59 Sound :: The Gaslight Anthem

The '59 Sound :: The Gaslight Anthem Quintessential Album Tuesday A Little History: The '59 Sound is the second studio album by American rock band The Gaslight Anthem, released on August 19, 2008 on SideOneDummy Records. Regarding the differences between The '59 Sound and their first full-length album, Sink or Swim, guitarist Alex Rosamilia noted that, "For Sink or Swim, we had a week … Continue reading Quintessential Album Tuesday :: The ’59 Sound :: The Gaslight Anthem