Thursday, October 7, 2010

No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom

I thought I should post on this album after my friend gave me the album on vinyl, which also came with a t-shirt, as a gift. It's pretty awesome and looks a little something like this:
Tragic Kingdom is No Doubt's third studio album and also ranked number 441 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Gwen Stefani really came into her own with this album as it was the first time she was the primary writer for the majority of the songs. It also helped to initiate the ska revival of the 1990s, persuading record labels to sign more ska bands and helping them to attract more mainstream attention. The album has sold over 18 million copies worldwide; and was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States and Canada, platinum in the United Kingdom, and triple platinum in Australia. This song is Sunday Morning one of my favorites off the album.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Rolling Stones-Aftermath

One of my favorite bands of all time-The Rolling Stones. Aftermath is great album start to finish. What's interesting is that being their fourth studio album it was also a major artistic breakthrough for The Rolling Stones, being the first full-length release by the band to consist exclusively of Mick Jagger/ Keith Richards compositions. To prove the album's excellence the US edition of Aftermath was ranked number 108 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
A debatable live performance as many shows back then were pre-recorded and mimed on stage, this video is still a great example of my personal favorite song off the album.

What I really like about this video is that it shows Mick's presence as a frontman and Brian Jones is just a badass on those marimbas.