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Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate

      Mark Deming: ‘Songs of Love and Hate is one of Leonard Cohen’s most emotionally intense albums — which, given the nature of Cohen’s body of work, is no small statement. While the title Songs of Love and Hate sums up the album’s themes accurately enough, it’s hardly as simple as that description […]

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Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story

Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story AMG Review: Without greatly altering his approach, Rod Stewart perfected his blend of hard rock, folk, and blues on his masterpiece, Every Picture Tells a Story. Marginally a harder-rocking album than Gasoline Alley — the Faces blister on the Temptations cover “(I Know I’m) Losing You,” and […]

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Ten Years After – A Space In Time

Ten Years After – A Space In Time AMG Review: A Space in Time was Ten Years After’s best-selling album. This was due primarily to the strength of “I’d Love to Change the World,” the band’s only hit single, and one of the most ubiquitous AM and FM radio cuts of the summer of 1971. TYA’s […]

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UFO – UFO 2 Flying

UFO – UFO 2 Flying AMG Review: The first two albums by UFO featured an odd mix of crisp, focussed songs alternating with meandering electric guitar-led soundscapes. Flying starts off with perhaps their best of the former category, “Silver Bird.” This story of a primitive islander seeing an airplane for the first time begins with a […]

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T.Rex – Electric Warrior

T.Rex – Electric Warrior In his retrospective review, Steve Huey of AllMusic gave the album 5/5 stars, writing “the real reason Electric Warrior stands the test of time so well – despite its intended disposability – is that it revels so freely in its own absurdity and willful lack of substance. Not taking himself at […]

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John Lennon – Imagine

John Lennon – Imagine       John Lennon – Imagine is the second album by John Lennon. Recorded and released in 1971, it tended towards songs that were gentler, more commercial and less primal rock than those on his previous album, the critically acclaimed John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album is considered the most […]

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Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink

Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink is an album by progressive rock band Caravan, released in 1971. According to Allmusic, “it is considered by many to be the pinnacle release from Caravan.” It has remained in the catalogue ever since its original release […]

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Joni Mitchell – Blue

Joni Mitchell – Blue        Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971) is the fourth album of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on “A Case of You” to insecurity on “This Flight Tonight”, the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar, and Appalachian dulcimer. Blue was a critical […]

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Yes – The Yes Album

Yes – The Yes Album Yes – The Yes Album is the third studio album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released on Atlantic Records. It is the last record to feature keyboardist Tony Kaye until 1983, and the first to feature guitarist Steve Howe, who replaced Peter Banks in 1970. The album was […]

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The Who – Who’s Next

The Who – Who’s Next Who’s Next – The Who is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released in August 1971. The album was commercially and critically successful, and became the only one by the group to top the UK charts. The album was an immediate success when it was released, […]

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The Doors – L.A. Woman

The Doors – L.A. Woman The Doors – L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by The Doors, and the last recorded with lead singer Jim Morrison, who died in July 1971, less than 3 months after the albums release. Its style is arguably the most blues rock-oriented of the band’s catalog. AMG review: The […]

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Aphrodite’s Child – 666

Aphrodite’s Child – 666 666 (The Apocalypse of John, 13/18) is a double album by psychedelic/progressive art rock group Aphrodite’s Child. It was released in 1972, and was the primary vehicle/effort for the Vangelis project. It had a minor Album Oriented Radio hit in “The Four Horsemen”, and a nearly pop hit with “Break”. The […]

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Weather Report – Weather Report – 1971 Album

Weather Report – Weather Report – 1971 Album       Originally released in May 1971, Weather Report – 1971 Album was the debut album by the group of the same name. The album was reissued by Columbia Records in 1992. The album was digitally remastered by Vic Anesini in November 1991 at Sony Music […]

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Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

        John Bush:’ Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On is not only Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece, it’s the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music, delivered by one of its finest voices, a man finally free to speak his mind and so move from R&B sex symbol to true […]

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