Given the passage and test of time and the wisdom of hindsight, how do significant albums from the past sound and play today? Our critics take a second look from today’s perspective.
On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…
They began as proteges of the Beatles, then became power pop heroes. The story behind one of the classic Apple Records albums.
The third album from the genius and his motley band lampooned society and the hippies escaping it. We look back at a ’60s masterpiece.
Following up their debut Music From Big Pink, Dylan’s former backup band made a transcendent, self-titled masterpiece in 1969. Here’s the story.
The Canadian band had been scoring with ballads like “These Eyes” and “Laughing.” Now they wanted to rock. American Woman introduced a new Guess Who.
In 1970, legendary critic Lester Bangs said, “I have no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” 46 years later, Rob Patterson feels that still holds true, and likely will forever.
Morrison’s third official solo album in 1970 is largely about the spirit of soul/R&B, the feel and his singing. It features his biggest U.S. hit, “Domino.”
Gasoline Alley, his second solo album, showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads