Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

We continue our albums series with a look at Pink Floyd’s 1972 masterpiece Dark Side Of The Moon.   “There is no dark side of the moon… as a matter of fact it’s all dark” So what is your favourite album? For music lovers that age-old question is one that most will tell you has no clear answer. Such are the vagaries of musical taste that it does little more that elicit a response loaded with provisionals and caveats. It’s not easy when so many great examples exist. However when push comes to shove, and if I simply had to Read more »

Automatic For The People by R.E.M.

Automatic For The People by R.E.M.

The album that embodies the best music around in the year 1992 and probably one of the best albums of the 90s. Drive – R.E.M. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQN7A6Vl1H4 The album was released in October 1992. The first song of the record is arguably the best song one…what a track to kick things off! This album was the band´s eighth studio album. They already had international fame and number 1 singles, and they were following the success they had with their album Out Of Time, which included tracks like Radio Song, ‘Shiny Happy People’ and the massive hit ‘Losing My Religion’ . They wanted to make a Read more »

All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

On the 14th anniversary of his death we look back at the ex-Beatle’s magnum opus, a triple-album that spawned his global hit ‘My Sweet Lord’. “The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles… The second biggest break since then is getting out of them.” – George Harrison, 1971 When George Harrison passed away on November 29th 2001 it may not have had the same dramatic impact that the violent death of fellow Beatle John Lennon did some 20-odd years previously, but it was still a profoundly sad moment for the millions of people around the world who Read more »

Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers

This week we celebrate this cornerstone funk rock record which many see as Red Hot Chili Peppers’ finest hour. I was 19 back in 1991, an age where music as much as at any time in my life defined who I was. I was also sharing a flat for a while with a guy who is still my closest male friend. We were both rock music fans, both drummers, and both pot-heads, so as you can imagine there were many late nights spent talking stoned bollocks and obsessing over music. And at that time one album more than any other Read more »

Please Please Me by The Beatles

Please Please Me by The Beatles

The Beatles debut album would show the world this was no ordinary group. Besides the covers, they were one of the first groups to write their own songs (they wrote 8 of the 14 songs featured), play their own instruments and this hinted at the ambitious and talented four young men that would forever change music history. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles “1,2,3,4!” Best Intro countdown in history! The opening track of the album is exciting, fresh, fun, catchy and stands the taste of time. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, in this video above you can Read more »

Is This It by The Strokes

Is This It by The Strokes

For our latest Album Of The Week we take a look back at one of the most acclaimed records of the 21st century so far and one of rock music’s great debuts. The history of debut lp’s in rock music is a chequered one. Some bands – many in fact – take a few years and albums to really get in to their stride, something much more common in the pre-21st century age when major labels showed a greater degree of patience with new artists, allowing them time to grow and flourish artistically. Think of the likes of, say, U2, Read more »

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

On October 9th John Lennon would have turned 75 years old. We look at the Album that would be his last. Writing about this album is bitter-sweet. Especially around important dates in John´s life. So without further ado, one of the greatest albums of the eighties, Double Fantasy. As many of you know, we here at MVD are Beatles fans. I personally think there is music and then, in another category, there is The Beatles and Nina Simone. But first and foremost there the Fab four. If there were to be an apocalypse and all music would be gone and Read more »