• Albums Hitting Age Milestones

    by  • March 17, 2017 • Entertainment, Music Reviews • 0 Comments

    Music is not only pleasure to the ears, but music is also a way to establish eras in American culture. In 2017, we have a plethora of iconic albums turning either forty, thirty, twenty, or ten years old, marking their place in decades like the 70s, the 80s, the 90s, and the 2000s. Here is a list of thirty albums having a birthday this year.

    1977

    1. Sex Pistols- Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols!
    2. Fleetwood Mac- Rumours
    3. Talking Heads- Talking Heads: 77

      Cover of the Talking Heads album Talking Heads: 77. Photo from Wikimedia.

    4. Ramones- Rocket to Russia
    5. The Damned- Damned Damned Damned
    6. David Bowie- Low
    7. Television- Marquee Moon
    8. Iggy Pop- Lust for Life
    9. The Clash- The Clash
    10. The Jam- In the City

    1987

    1. U2- The Joshua Tree

      The Joshua Tree album cover. Photo from Flickr.

    2. Guns N’ Roses- Appetite for Destruction
    3. Michael Jackson- Bad
    4. The Smiths- Strangeways, Here We Come
    5. The Cure- Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
    6. George Michael- Faith
    7. Eric B. and Rakim- Paid in Full
    8. Whitney Houston- Whitney
    9. Prince- Sign O’ the Times
    10. New Order- Substance

    1997

    1. Radiohead- OK Computer
    2. The Verve- Urban Hymns
    3. Notorious B.I.G- Life After Death
    4. Oasis- Be Here Now
    5. Foo Fighters- The Color and the Shape
    6. Blur- Blur
    7. Wu Tang Clan- Wu Tang Clan Forever
    8. The Prodigy- The Fat of the Land
    9. Green Day- Nimrod
    10. Daft Punk- Homework

    2007

    1. Radiohead- In Rainbows
    2. Kanye West- Graduation
    3. Arctic Monkeys- Favorite Worst Nightmare
    4. M.I.A- Kala

      Enhanced album art for M.I.A.'s Kala. Photo from Flickr.

    5. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
    6. Fall Out Boy- Infinity on High
    7. Nine Inch Nails- Year Zero
    8. Foo Fighters- Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    9. Panda Bear- Person Pitch
    10. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular

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    Sara Zakaria, a sophomore, has a strong interest in Journalism as a returning reporter for the Blue and Gold, but in her free time she also enjoys reading and baking. Her favorite book, is Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh while her favorite author is Bret Easton Ellis. Zakaria loves to watch a variety of films; her favorite movies include American Psycho, The Usual Suspects, La Haine, and works by Quentin Tarantino. Zakaria also enjoys listening to alternative and classic rock such as The Clash, Pearl Jam and The Smiths. She has also taken a liking to swimming and will continue with the sport for the remainder of her high school career. Due to Zakarias’s avowed passion for writing, she intends to become a journalist in the future.

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