Foo Fighters is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Foo Fighters, released on July 4, 1995, by Capitol Records through Dave Grohl's label Roswell. Grohl wrote and recorded the entire album himself - with the exception of a guest guitar spot by Greg Dulli - with the assistance of producer Barrett Jones at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. Grohl claimed he recorded the album just for fun, describing it as a cathartic experience to recover from the death of his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got it's name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters.
The ‘90s are littered with rock albums that will undoubtedly be talked about for years to come. And there’s one group whose lone two studio albums can easily stand among their peers, the woefully underratedBlind Melon. Perhaps due in part to a career cut so tragically short that they never properly received their deserved accolades, 1992’sBlind Melonand 1995’sSoup(as well as a posthumous outtakes collection, 1996’sNico) sound as invigorating today as they did when they first appeared.
Shortly after the dawn of 1992,Blind Melonfound themselves recording their debut in a spot that was in the midst of a musical uprising - Seattle, Washington. Setting up shop at London Bridge Studios,Rick Parasharwas hired to produce; the same gentleman whose name would soon be a fixture on the U.S. album charts (producing Pearl Jam’s Ten, Temple of the Dog’s self-titled release, and Alice in Chains’ Sap). Smith: “I look back on those times and I’m like, ‘There’s a real sense of musical purity and performance to that record.’ I think that’s what’s missing from today’s records – Blind Melon really captured that.”
Listening back today,Blind Melonis definitely one of the more ‘pure’ sounding rock records of the early ‘90s – modeled more after Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers, rather than the usual suspects that all the grunge and industrial bands were studying at the time. While most of the tunes were finalized after the band had worked on them together, two standouts were penned entirely by lone members prior to their formation – Shannon Hoon’s acoustic 'song of hope,' "Change," and a quirky tune that Brad Smith had penned about the constantly depressed state of a former girlfriend, "No Rain."
Crisscrossing the states via van, it was during the spring of ‘93 that the band hooked up with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video director, Samuel Bayer, to shoot a clip for the upbeat ditty that always received a raucous reception at their shows, "No Rain." By combining shots of the band playing in a breezy field and of their album cover coming to life (the infamous ‘bee girl’), the feel-good video catapulted the band to the top of the charts and the rest is music history.
Twenty One Pilotslanded at the top of the Billboard Charts with their triumphant sophomore studio albumBlurryface. The 2015 release takes the band's explosive mix of hip-hop, indie rock and punk to the next level, with soaring pop melodies and eclectic sonic landscapes on hit singles like "Fairly Local," "Tear In My Heart," and "Stressed Out." Billboardcommented on the double Platinum affair stating thatBlurryface, "...serves as evidence that one of pop's most daring duos isn't about to slow down," whileAlternative Pressstated that Twenty One Pilots, "ramped up everything, from new influences to the number of producers (four) to the metric ton of uncertainties and fears multiplying in frontman/songwriter Tyler Joseph's cranium. And it's wonderful."
Blurryfaceis reissued here oncolored vinyl 2LP in celebration of Fueled By Ramen's 25th anniversary.
LP1 1. Heavydirtysoul 2. Stressed Out 3. Ride 4. Fairly Local 5. Tear In My Heart 6. Lane Boy 7. The Judge
LP2 1. Doubt 2. Polarize 3. We Don't Believe What's On TV 4. Message Man 5. Hometown 6. Not Today 7. Goner
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (2 LP 180 Gram Black Vinyl) - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by English rock band The Cure, originally released in May 1987. The album helped put The Cure into the American mainstream, becoming their first album to reach the Billboard Top 40 (achieving Platinum certification). It was also a big international success, as was it's predecessor.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers'1999 albumCalifornicationwas one of the most anticipated in the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' career and it saw the group reuniting with both producerRick Rubinand guitarist John Frusciante, neither of which had been in the fold since their 1991 masterpiece Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik. The first product of this reunion and revitalization is a highly creative affair which is one of the most melodic, philosophical and song-oriented albums in their vast catalog. The 15-track set yielded an assortment of hit singles including “Scar Tissue,” “Otherside,” and “Californication” to go along with the fan favorites “Around the World,” “Road Trippin’” and “Parallel Universe.” Californication also marked the beginning of what would become the most stable period of the band's tenure, enduring without another personnel change until 2008. 180g 2LP setat Record Industry in a single-pocket jacket with expanded spine and lyric insert at Furnace.
LP1 1. Around The World 2. Parallel Universe 3. Scar Tissue 4. Otherside 5. Get On Top 6. Californication 7. Easily
LP2 1. Porcelain 2. Emit Remmus 3. I Like Dirt 4. This Velvet Glove 5. Savior 6. Purple Stain 7. Right On Time 8. Road Trippin'
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Some forty years into one of music's most impactful partnerships,Tears For Fearshave arrived together atThe Tipping Point– the group's ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades. An inspired song cycle that vividly recalls the depth and emotional force of the group's earliest triumphs,The Tipping Pointis the bold, beautiful and powerful sound ofTears For Fearsfinding themselves together all over again. The Tipping Point sees Orzabal and Smith joined by longtime collaborator Charlton Pettus, along with producers and songwriters Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter.
"Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong," says Roland Orzabal. "It took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We've got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well." Agrees Curt Smith: "If that balance doesn't work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn't work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears is the stuff we can both agree on."
"When you've known each other as long as we have, and have worked together as long as we have, there's a bond there that becomes familial. So, it's different from a friendship," Smith adds.
"And it's different from a marriage. It's literally like that's your brother. It's the kind of bond that you can't really break. It can fall apart at times. You separate for periods, which I also think is healthy, really. But in the end, we always seem to find each other again."
2002'sBy The Way is the the Red Chili Peppers' double platinum-certified eighth studio effort and follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 1999 smashCalifornication. Produced by frequent collaborator Rick Rubin, the emotionally charged By The Way finds the band as tight and cohesive as ever with their unique blend of funk and in-your-face punk-rock given a more melodic twist on standout material like "By the Way," "The Zephyr Song," "Can't Stop," "Dosed" and "Universally Speaking." A dynamic departure from previous efforts the band noted that, "the music on this record has expanded our space and made us bigger.
Originally a postpunk outfit with gothic leanings,The Cureevolved into one of the most visionary, creatively satisfying and influential groups to come of age in the 1980's. From dreamy pop to moody expressionism, their signature sound is adventurous, hypnotic, and rich with texture. Formed in 1976 by Robert Smith and schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass) and Laurence Tolhurst (drums),The Cure'sstunning 1979 debut on U.K.-based Fiction Records launched an extraordinary career and enduring worldwide popularity.
The Cure's1985 albumHead On The Door- their sixth full-length overall - marked another turning point for the band with its emerging pop sensibilities and talented new line-up that saw the return of bassist Simon Gallup, the re-induction of early-era guitarist Porl Thompson, and the debut of drummer Boris Williams. Co-produced withDavid M. Allen, the adventurous 10-track effort is still dark yet danceable and altogether infectious, home to the vibrant hit singles "In Between Days" and "Close To Me."Head On The Doorwas the first glimpse of the pop heights theCurewas perfectly capable of reaching.
1. In Between Days 2. Kyoto Song 3. The Blood 4. Six Different Ways 5. Push 6. The Baby Screams 7. Close To Me 8. A Night Like This 9. Screw 10. Sinking
Originally released as a DVD, The Back Parade Is Dead! documents My Chemical Romance's final performance as The Black Parade from the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico on October 7, 2007. Available on vinyl for the very first time as a 2LP-set, the album served as the band's second live album and features three bonus tracks on side Dthat were not included in the initial 2008 release.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 release, the sophomore album from the British Indie/Folk band. As with their 2009 debut, Sigh No More, Babel was produced by producer Markus Dravs. "We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of 'road-testing' new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we've never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we're proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road."
1. Babel 2. Whispers In The Dark 3. I Will Wait 4. Holland Road 5. Ghosts That We Knew 6. Lover Of The Light 7. Lovers’ Eyes 8. Reminder 9. Hopeless Wanderer 10. Broken Crown 11. Below My Feet 12. Not With Haste
One by One is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Foo Fighters, released on October 22, 2002 by RCA. The album is the first to feature guitarist Chris Shiflett. Production on the album was troubled, with initial recording sessions considered unsatisfying and raising tensions between the band members. They eventually decided to redo the album from scratch during a two-week period at front man Dave Grohl's home studio in Alexandria, Virginia. The songs on the album, which include the successful singles "All My Life" and "Times Like These", have been noted for their introspective lyrics and a heavier and more aggressive sound compared to the band's earlier work, which Grohl said was intended to translate the energy of the Foo Fighters' live performances into a recording. One by One was positively received by critics, winning a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2004-the second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Rock Album won by the band-and praised for it's sound and production.
Since the release of Wilder Mindin May 2015, and the collaborative Johannesburg mini-album in the Summer of 2016, Mumford & Sonshave found a rich, prolific vein of form in the writing for the Paul Epworth-produced Delta. WhereWilder Mind harnessed a widescreen electric sound that seemed custom built to be belted back to them from the festival main stages,Delta loses none of that sense of scale, but couples it with an intimacy that has so successfully combined to makeMumford & Sons one of the biggest bands of recent years.Delta is a record of differing shades, colors and textures. It's also a record that marks ten years since Mumford & Sonsformed and draws on that shared experience of being on and off the road. It's a moving collection of songs perhaps more intimate and expansive, both lyrically and musically, than ever before. Introspective and reflective but married with those ecstatic stadium-sized dynamics.
Jane's Addiction's genre-defying 1988 masterpiece Nothing's Shocking captured the too short-lived quartet at its absolute peak. Combining radically diverse musical elements from art, psychedelic, and classic rock, to hard-core punk and funk and metal, Jane's Addiction was the last great precursor to the alternative revolution of 1991-92. From songs about Ted Bundy ("Ted, Just Admit It") to punk ideology as Eastern philosophy ("Pigs In Zen") to mystic romances ("Summertime Rolls") and early-morning thoughts ("Standing In The Shower...Thinking"), Perry Farrell consistently dissects his subjects through a psychologically-stimulating viewpoint while the extremely talented band made up of guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, and drummer Stephen Perkin provide the songs with an expansive set of musical color. A must-have for lovers of cutting-edge, influential, and timeless rock, as well as anyone who's loved any band to emerge post-1990.
1. Up The Beach 2. Ocean Size 3. Had A Dad 4. Ted, Just Admit It 5. Standing In The Shower...Thinking 6. Summertime Rolls 7. Mountain Song 8. Idiots Rule 9. Jane Says 10. Thank You Boys 11. Pig's In Zen
Panic at the Disco's sophomore album Pretty. Odd (2008) was recorded at Las Vegas' Studio at the Palms, with additional production and mixing at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios in London. Produced by Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated arranger/composer Rob Mathes, the album found Panic At The Discoembracing a melodic, classic rock-inspired aesthetic while still maintaining the visionary pop modernism that made their 2005 debut A Fever You Can't Sweat Out among the new millennium's most popular and successful releases. Debuting at No. 2 on the on Billboard 200, Pretty. Odd earned a veritable ream of critical acclaim withSpinawarding the set four stars, noting that PATD "have stepped up their songwriting skills to create a dazzling album that is both blindingly bright and optimistically beautiful," while the New York Times called it "A brave change...the magnum opus of a talented band."