In 1966, The Beatles played their last official concert and holed up in the studio for the remainder of their musical career. The result? Some of the most genius and groundbreaking recordings that the world had heard and likely ever will. But as the 60s came to a close, relations within the group began to erode until personal and creative differences between the members became irreconcilable. In this podcast, we cover the last five years of The Beatles' career, from the recording of Revolver to the release of Let It Be.
The Beatles are arguably one of the greatest and most influential bands in music history, releasing 13 studio albums over just eight years. While they certainly weren't the only big act in 60s Britain, there were several things that set them apart from other artists of the time and allowed them to reach the unmatched levels of acclaim they did. In this podcast, we cover The Beatles' first six albums and discuss how their sound evolved in terms of lyrical content, instrumentation, production, and performance.
Everyone defines their criteria for a "great" album differently. However, there are certain aspects of an album that will always be present-- people just prioritize them differently. In this podcast, we talk about album attributes, how important each of them are to us, and some examples of great albums.
List of albums mentioned in this podcast: http://www.velocitiesinmusic.com/lists/what-makes-an-album-great-mentioned-artists/
2015 had a lot of great albums, and naturally we weren't able to listen to all of them. Thanks to your terrific feedback, we found some key albums to highlight as honorable mentions from the year, and even some that we just missed altogether. However, each year also comes with some major disappointments-- albums that you expected and hoped would be better, but just fell flat. In this podcast we talk through some key albums from 2015 that fit into those categories for us.