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Anniversary Albums

From the classics to those rare gems you forgot about, each week music blogger Sam Smith reviews an album celebrating an anniversary. Offering a mix of history, quirky facts, and of course tunes, catch anniversary albums every Monday on Morning Glory with Geneva for your fix of music history.

Anniversary Albums: Kanye West "Yeezus" (2013)

Anniversary Albums: Kanye West "Yeezus" (2013) Anniversary Albums: Kanye West "Yeezus" (2013), 63.93 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

This week Sam takes a look at the 2013 album from Chicago rapper Kanye West "Yeezus." This album marked a big change in direction stylistically for Kanye and to do this day polarises fans and critics alike. 

Anniversary Albums: David Bowie "Aladdin Sane" (1973)

Anniversary Albums: David Bowie "Aladdin Sane" (1973) Anniversary Albums: David Bowie "Aladdin Sane" (1973) , 59.39 MB
Mon 8 Jan 2018

This week Sam takes a look at the 6th studio album from David Bowie "Aladdin Sane." Released in 1973 during the height of his popularity, this album is considered to be Ziggy Stardust part two and was his most successful album commercially at that point. 

Anniversary Albums: Dr. Dre "The Chronic" (1992)

Anniversary Albums: Dr. Dre "The Chronic" (1992) Dre "The Chronic" (1992), 64.37 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

For the last anniversary albums of the year, Sam takes a look at the debut album from former NWA member Dr. Dre. Released in 1992, "The Chronic" is considered the album that helped popularize G-funk in the 90s and is now seen as one of the defining hip-hop albums of the decade. 

Anniversary Albums: Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" (1967)

Anniversary Albums: Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" (1967) Anniversary Albums: Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" (1967) , 60.88 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

This week, Sam takes a look at the second studio album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" from 1967. This album saw Hendrix take more control of production in the studio, while he branched out more in terms of songwriting and experimentation. It is now considered one of the best psychedelic rock albums of all time. 

Anniversary Albums: Missy Elliott "Supa Dupa Fly" (1997)

Anniversary Albums: Missy Elliott "Supa Dupa Fly" (1997) Anniversary Albums: Missy Elliott "Supa Dupa Fly" (1997) , 67.56 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the debut album from rapper Missy Elliott "Supa Dupa Fly." Released in 1997, this album was the highest debut entry in the US charts by a female rapper at the time and showcased the brilliant flow and lyricism of Elliott in partnership with producer Timbaland, a sound which would come to define hip-hop in the late 90s and early 2000s. 

Anniversary Albums: The Kinks "Something Else By The Kinks" (1967)

Anniversary Albums: The Kinks "Something Else By The Kinks" (1967) Anniversary Albums: The Kinks "Something Else By The Kinks" (1967), 58.29 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the Kinks 5th studio album, 1967's "Something Else By The Kinks." Released during the height of psychedelic rock, this album marked a massive change of direction for the band towards British themes in their music of which they would not retreat back from. 

Anniversary Albums: The Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" (1977)

Anniversary Albums: The Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" (1977) Anniversary Albums: The Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" (1977), 64.93 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

This week Sam takes a look at one of the all-time classic rock albums, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" by the Sex Pistols. Released in 1977, this album is considered to be the foremost punk rock album and an album that changed the direction rock music would take in the 80s and 90s. 

Anniversary Albums: Dam Native "Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted" (1997)

Anniversary Albums: Dam Native "Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted" (1997) Anniversary Albums: Dam Native "Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted" (1997), 65.98 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

This week Sam takes a look at an all-time classic album from the New Zealand hip hop canon, "Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted" by Dam Native. Released in 1997, this album is considered one of the best hip hop albums by a New Zealand artist and was well ahead of its time when rap was still an underground style in New Zealand music. 

Anniversary Albums: Nina Simone "Nina Simone Sings The Blues" (1967)

Anniversary Albums: Nina Simone "Nina Simone Sings The Blues" (1967) Anniversary Albums: Nina Simone "Nina Simone Sings The Blues" (1967), 54.97 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

This week Sam takes a look at Nina Simone's 15th studio album "Nina Simone Sings The Blues" Released in 1967, this album marked a slight change of direction musically for Nina as she went down the blues route more so than her last albums. 

Anniversary Albums: Arctic Monkeys "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007)

Anniversary Albums: Arctic Monkeys "Favoruite Worst Nightmare" (2007) Anniversary Albums: Arctic Monkeys "Favoruite Worst Nightmare" (2007), 64.08 MB
Mon 16 Oct 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the second album from Sheffield indie band Arctic Monkeys "Favoruite Worst Nightmare." Released in 2007, this album was seen as a progression for the group from their debut album and cemented the band as one of the best in the UK at the time.