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Anniversary Albums

From the classics to those rare gems you forgot about, each week music blogger Sam Smith reviews an album celebrating an anniversary. Offering a mix of history, quirky facts, and of course tunes, catch anniversary albums every Monday on Morning Glory with Geneva for your fix of music history.

Anniversary Albums: Gorillaz "Demon Days" (2005)

Anniversary Albums: Gorillaz "Demon Days" (2005) Anniversary Albums: Gorillaz "Demon Days" (2005), 34.23 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

This week, Sam and Oscar take a look at the second studio album from the virtual band Gorillaz "Demon Days." Released in 2005, this record became a 2000s classic and cemented Gorillaz international reputation. 

Tracks Played:

- Last Living Souls

- Dirty Harry

- Dare 

Anniversary Albums: Tears for Fears "Songs from the Big Chair" (1985)

Anniversary Albums: Tears for Fears "Songs from the Big Chair" (1985) Anniversary Albums: Tears for Fears "Songs from the Big Chair" (1985), 41.95 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at the second studio album from Tears for Fears "Songs from the Big Chair." Released in 1985, this record was a smash hit and spawned some of the biggest hits of the 1980s. 

Tracks Played

- Shout

- Everybody Want's to Rule the World

- Head Over Heels 

Anniversary Albums: David Bowie "Young Americans" (1975)

Anniversary Albums: David Bowie "Young Americans" (1975) Anniversary Albums: David Bowie "Young Americans" (1975), 48.22 MB
Mon 6 Jan 2020

This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at David Bowie's 1975 "plastic soul" album Young Americans. Released after his glam period, this album took Bowie's chameleon image to the next level. 

Tracks Played:

- Fascination 

- Right

- Young Americans 

Anniversary Albums: Tom Waits "Heart of Saturday Night" (1974)

Anniversary Albums: Tom Waits "Heart of Saturday Night" (1974) Anniversary Albums: Tom Waits "Heart of Saturday Night" (1974), 32.67 MB
Mon 16 Dec 2019

For the final anniversary album for 2019, Sam looks at Tom Waits' second studio album "Heart of Saturday Night." Released in 1974, this album set a blueprint for Waits music which would last the rest of the seventies. 

Anniversary Albums: D'Angelo and the Vanguard "Black Messiah" (2014)

Anniversary Albums: D'Angelo and the Vanguard "Black Messiah" (2014) Anniversary Albums: D'Angelo and the Vanguard "Black Messiah" (2014), 44.4 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the comeback album from American soul artist D'Angelo "Black Messiah." Released in 2014, after fourteen years in the wilderness, this album was a welcome return to form from D'Angelo and helped kickstart his career. 

Anniversary Albums: The Ronettes "Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica" (1964)

Anniversary Albums: The Ronettes "Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica" (1964) Anniversary Albums: The Ronettes "Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica" (1964), 34.58 MB
Mon 2 Dec 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the only studio album from 60s girl group the Ronettes. Released in 1964, this record acted as a collection of the group's singles which they had released over the previous two years. 

Anniversary Albums: MF Doom "Mm...Food" (2004)

Anniversary Albums: MF Doom "Mm...Food" (2004) Food" (2004), 45.91 MB
Mon 25 Nov 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the fifth studio album from alternative rapper MF Doom "Mm.Food." Released in 2004, this record is considered one of Doom's best and a classic from the 2000s alternative rap canon. 

Anniversary Albums: Marianne Faithfull "Broken English" (1979)

Anniversary Albums: Marianne Faithfull "Broken English" (1979) Anniversary Albums: Marianne Faithfull "Broken English" (1979), 46.56 MB
Mon 18 Nov 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the comeback album from British singer/songwriter Marianne Faithfull "Broken English." Released in 1979 after years in the wilderness from Faithfull, this album is now considered her masterpiece and kickstarted her singing career when many thought it dead. 

Anniversary Albums: Public Image Limited "Metal Box" (1979)

Anniversary Albums: Public Image Limited "Metal Box" (1979) Anniversary Albums: Public Image Limited "Metal Box" (1979), 45.21 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the second studio album from post-punk group Public Image Limited "Metal Box." Released in 1979, this album was one of the most ambitious projects former Sex Pistol John Lydon was ever involved in. 

Anniversary Albums: Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989)

Anniversary Albums: Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989) Anniversary Albums: Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation 1814" (1989), 45.28 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

This week, Sam takes a look at the fourth studio album from Janet Jackson "Rhythm Nation 1814." Released in 1989, Janet tapped into the new jack swing scene in a move that took her to number one in America.