Few bands have had as many phases as Pink Floyd. It's almost as if the band tried everything it could to lose the thread and the universe wouldn't let them. Their first leader, Syd Barrett, went crazy. His replacement, David Gilmour, gave the group their progressive rock sound. And their bass player, Roger Waters, took advantage of the group's inertia and turned the group into session musicians for his own biographical visions.Read More »from The Twenty-Five Greatest Pink Floyd Songs
Heavy Metal has been around for a long time. So long, that it's impossible to make a comprehensive list of the best albums. This list attempts to nail down the classics, with a few personal preferences thrown in, since anyone who listens to music objectively is kidding themselves, or missing the point.
I've ignored nu-metal and even most thrash metal, sticking to a few good ones and paying special attention to a few bands who some metalheads don't consider metal. Technically speaking, I could've loaded this list up with Sir Lord Baltimore albums and not been wrong. But I don't own any Sir Lord Baltimore albums, so it didn't seem fair to pose, since I learned back in high school that all posers must die!Read More »from The 25 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time
- Rob O'Connor | List Of The Day – Thu, Oct 6, 2011 2:33 PM EDT
As someone who excelled at the awfulness of the Open Mic Night experience, I can attest that there are plenty of us out there with big dreams, no talent and no budget. Even those with real talent can be sabotaged by their weakest link.
I mean, the music on these records just might be great! I must say I've never heard any of the following. But that Joyce album really has me curious.Read More »from The Ten Worst Album Covers For Albums Nobody Bought
Inspired by the ugliness of the new Jane's Addiction album, The Great Escape Artist, we here at List Of The Day (ok, just me and a bunch of friends with great suggestions) compiled a bunch of lists of album covers that are, in the technical sense, awful.
The list below is one where real record companies were involved and artists who sold actual records were aware that the albums would go into the stores looking like this.Read More »from The Twenty-Five Worst Album Covers of All Time
At first, I was going to handicap them based on how I thought the vote would go. But then I looked at this list and realized it's nearly impossible to handicap. In past years, you had near unanimous choices.But while Guns N' Roses may seem like a surefire first round pick, due to their huge record sales and iconic status, it's also possible that the folks voting are in that "too old" demographic and will make the group wait.Read More »from 2012 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Nominations
With the impending doom of Loutallica and its 19-minute "Junior Dad" lurking in the pre-release shadows, it's time to list the Ten Worst Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time. (For those blissfully unaware, Loutallica is the forthcoming Lou Reed / Metallica album that no one is looking forward to.)
In order to qualify for "Worst Heavy Metal Album," the band in question needed to be somewhat famous. After all, why kick a band when it's down, who were never up in the first place?Read More »from The Ten Worst Heavy Metal Albums of All-Time!
With R.E.M. calling it quits, it should be the end of an era. Except most of us either considered them pretty much finished when drummer Bill Berry left the group or thought they were already broken up. R.E.M. were a band in the best sense of the word, with each moving part coming together to create something greater than the sum of their individual contributions. Besides, all the earliest fans are well out of college and onto careers that often don't leave much time to keep track or to attend live shows without finding a babysitter.You think these guys want to keep playing to a bunch of kids?
At this point, it is time to give them their final grade.Read More »from R.E.M. – The Final Grades Are In
- Rob O'Connor | List Of The Day – Fri, Sep 16, 2011 1:36 PM EDT
As opposed to the list of albums from 2001 that actually charted, this list focuses on albums that may or may not have sold many records, but that we're still one way or another talking about ten years later.Read More »from Do You Remember 2001?: Albums Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary
Anyone who was conscious after 9/11 remembers the somber mood that permeated the country. Politics were put on hold and people's differences seemed so small and petty compared to the fact that Americans needed to unite. Heck, the world united with us.
There was such a genuine shock and pain and you could see it in people's faces. It was a time of anthrax letters and a feeling as if the world could come apart at any moment.Read More »from Five 9/11 Memorial Concerts
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