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.
This week Sam takes a look at the second studio album from British shoegaze band Slowdive "Souvlaki." Released in 1993, although it was initially panned at the time, "Souvlaki" has gone on to become a 90s classic and a very influential album on indie bands globally.
This week Sam takes a look at the second studio album from British psychedelic pop group the Zombies "Odessey and Oracle." Released in 1968 after the band broke up, this album is considered a cult classic and an essential psychedelic pop album.
This week on Anniversary Albums we take a look at the self-titled debut album from American singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman. Released in 1988, Tracy Chapman brought conscious songwriting back to the fore again and influenced the next generation of singer/songwriters.
This week Sam takes a look at the Stooges third studio album "Raw Power" from 1973. "Raw Power" is considered one of the most influential and revolutionary albums of all time and has influenced countless bands in punk rock and alternative rock in the years since.
This week Sam takes a look at the debut album from New York alternative rap group Digable Planets "Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)." Released in 1993, this album quickly became an underground jazz rap classic and became popular among both the rap and alternative communities.
This week Sam takes a look at the fourteenth studio album from American soul Queen Aretha Franklin. Released in 1968 during the height of her career, "Lady Soul" is considered one of Aretha's best albums and an all-time soul classic.
This week Sam takes a look at the third studio album from British-Irish Celtic punk group The Pogues "If I Should Fall From Grace With God." Released in 1988, "If I Should Fall From Grace"molded the best aspects of punk and traditional Irish folk music and is now generally considered one of the best British albums of the 1980s.
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.
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.