by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
With the release of Emancipation Prince celebrated his liberation from his contract with Warner Bros. It became a 3 hour-long, 36 song album, divided by 3-discs. 20 years ago today. A look back.
Japan’s Tin Drum: 35 years old! An utterly unique masterpiece by the former glamrock band Japan. A tribute to the best music can produce.
Tags: David Sylvian, Japan, Mick Karn
Death, Review, Tribute
Leonard Cohen’s Greatest Hits is a kind of soundtrack to my youth: beautiful songs. A (small) tribute to the Artist (with a capital A).
Tags: Leonard Cohen
In honor of 35 years of depression and beauty, a tribute to the album Faith, the best album within the entire body of work by The Cure!
Family favorite Amy Winehouse – Back To Black is 10 years old. This album still sounds fantastic and still moves, even after listening all those times!
Tags: Amy Winehouse
15 years old already: Prince – The Rainbow Childen, a controversial album, but also an artistic highlight. A tribute to an unknown Prince album.
25 years ago today Public Enemy’s last masterpiece was released: Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black. Saw them live at the time: impressive and unforgettable. A tribute to a hip-hop classic!
Tags: Public Enemy
The first Prince album to disappoint me: Prince & The New Power Generation – Diamonds And Pearls. Looking back on the 25 year-old album.
Queen? Really? Yes, really. Queen is the first music that genuinely felt mine. Loved the music, image, everything! Up until Jazz/Live Killers.
One of the most moving records I have ever heard. Nick Cave doesn’t sweeten his heartfelt sorrow over losing his son. It’s a stunningly beautiful and moving record…
Tags: Nick Cave
Sezen Aksu, the most important person within Turkish (pop)music of the last decades, in 1989 made this beautiful Söylüyor. A tribute.
Tags: Sezen Aksu
Concert, Prince, Review, Tribute
1986 was an important year. I turned 20 years old, moved to Amsterdam into a (spaceous) flat. I bought my first cd-player and on August 18th I went to a concert that would resound for years to come: Prince & The Revolution at Ahoy Rotterdam.
Tags: Concert, Prince, The Revolution
Unknown, unloved. That sadly applies to this album. A masterpiece by a fantastic band with top singer Sandra St. Victor.
Tags: Family Stand
Beautiful exhibit, with lots of nice and special items (Synthi synthesizer!). Had a great afternoon in Groningen with Rachid.
Tags: David Bowie
1996: Emancipation has just been released. I post this review in newsgroup alt.music.prince. Nice to re-read this after all those years!
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