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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: 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. 

Anniversary Albums: Pete Rock & CL Smooth "Mecca and the Soul Brother" (1992)

Anniversary Albums: Pete Rock & CL Smooth "Mecca and the Soul Brother" (1992) Anniversary Albums: Pete Rock & CL Smooth "Mecca and the Soul Brother" (1992) , 58.64 MB
Mon 9 Oct 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the second album from New York jazz rap duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth "Mecca and the Soul Brother." Released in 1992, this album is considered to be a seminal album from the New York jazz rap scene of the early 90s and one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. 

Anniversary Albums: Talking Heads "Talking Heads: 77" (1977)

Anniversary Albums: Talking Heads "Talking Heads: 77" (1977) Anniversary Albums: Talking Heads "Talking Heads: 77" (1977) , 61.23 MB
Mon 2 Oct 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the debut album from New York new wave band Talking Heads "Talking Heads:77." Released in 1977, this album is considered to be one of the best albums to come out of the new wave scene in America and is recognized by many to be one of the great debut albums in popular music. 

Anniversary Albums: The Jam "The Gift" (1982)

Anniversary Albums: The Jam "The Gift" (1982) Anniversary Albums: The Jam "The Gift" (1982), 62.6 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the final studio album from British band the Jam. Released in 1982, "The Gift" was one of the Jam's most commercially successful albums but also helped hasten the demise of the group over the future musical direction of the group. 

Anniversary Albums: Nick Drake "Pink Moon" (1972)

Anniversary Albums: Nick Drake "Pink Moon" (1972) Anniversary Albums: Nick Drake "Pink Moon" (1972) , 69.25 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the final studio album by British singer-songwriter Nick Drake, "Pink Moon." Released in 1972, two years before Drake's untimely death, "Pink Moon" is considered a classic British album from one of the leading lights to come out of Britain's folk scene in the 60s and 70s. 

Anniversary Albums: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Special

Anniversary Albums: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Special Anniversary Albums: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Special , 64.95 MB
Mon 11 Sep 2017

This week Sam and Geneva marked Maori language week by profiling Maori language music and some of the artists who have released music in Maori over the years. 

Anniversary Albums: The Verve "Urban Hymns" (1997)

Anniversary Albums: The Verve "Urban Hymns" (1997) Anniversary Albums: The Verve "Urban Hymns" (1997) , 69.98 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

This week Sam takes a look at the 1997 album "Urban Hymns" from British band the Verve. "Urban Hymns" is considered to be the Verve's best album and a 90's classic album named by NME and Rolling Stone magazine as one of the best album's from the decade.