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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.