Wednesday, 20 July 2016

6 Groundbreaking ALBUMS of all time

1. Michael Jackson – THRILLER.

If you are an ardent listener of music belonging to all types of genres and you believe in making a list of your favourites, this one should be on it. It is tough to imagine a playlist without some songs from this album. Thriller is the perfect blend of pop and rock sending some shockwaves through the listenership of the 80s. The tracks from this album had in them the capacity to shatter records and tell the world how far Pop could spread it wings!


For all of you out there who plug in earphones right in the morning and nod your head side to side to ‘Hey Jude’, this album is for you, i.e. if you are a looking for a new found Beatles in 1967. The deep rooted love for this band lies in your fascination with how much of an impact this album had on you. It obviously goes without saying that there isn’t a ‘best track’ from the album but if you had to choose, wouldn’t you just pick – Lucy in the sky with diamonds?


Apologies for picking one from among all that this genius has ever produced. One of his underrated albums, however, honestly one cannot define what ‘underrated’ could mean when referring to this man. The man who defined ‘folk rock’ for us now also succeeded in telling us that the lyrics of a rock song could be addictively poetic!


Sure you can put them on the list of ‘cheesiest lyrics’ ever written but you can't resist singing along when ‘Mamma Mia’ plays. Simply put, you cannot ignore ABBA. This album alone is one of their greatest contributions to modern day pop music. While you can still hear the choir group in schools singing ‘Dancing Queen’ , there’s always ‘The Winner Takes it All’ to accompany you on your sombre days. This Swedish foursome is undeniably your best companion for when you revisit the 90s.

5. Frank Sinatra – IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS.

Making a list of ground-breaking albums and not having Sinatra on it is in itself a crime. Creating music for all the lovebirds of his time, ‘In the Wee Small Hours’ was his most sombre album of all time. If one had to advertise the album, they would send it out as—‘for the lonely and broken-hearted only’. Tracks like “Mood Indigo” and “Glad to be unhappy” are evidently and precisely what loners need. NO OFFENCE MEANT.

6. The Carpenters – A SONG FOR YOU.

…and if at all you are looking to spin a record why not give The Carpenters a chance to let you revisit the 70s. The world knows that this duo challenged themselves with their own albums. With ‘A Song For You’, they finally managed to define romantic relationships for all!

Written by Smita Ganguli
Aspiring cyber journalist but too damn opinionated.

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