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On May 8, 2016.

On May 8, 2016, Radiohead digitally released “A Moon Shaped Pool”, band’s ninth studio album.  CD and LP releases followed in June 2016 on “XL Recordings”. Through its website, the band also sold a special edition containing two extra tracks and additional artwork. The album material was recorded 2014-2016, at “La Fabrique Studios”, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, and “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Nigel Godrich, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke. “A Moon Shaped Pool” was voted album of the year by “Exclaim”, “Slant Magazine” and “The Sunday Times”.

Personnel:

  • Colin Greenwood
  • Jonny Greenwood
  • Ed O’Brien
  • Philip Selway
  • Thom Yorke – artwork, design
  • Hugh Brunt– conductor
  • Clive Deamer– additional drums
  • London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir– strings, choir
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, engineering
  • Maxime LeGuil – assistant engineering
  • Sam Petts-Davies – engineering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Stanley Donwood – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Thom Yorke.

  1. Burn the Witch
  2. Daydreaming
  3. Decks Dark
  4. Desert island Disk
  5. Ful Stop
  6. Glass Eyes
  7. Identikit
  8. The Numbers
  9. Present Times
  10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
  11. True Love Waits

 

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In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Kling Klang Records” label released “Trans-Europe Express” the sixth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Kling Klang Studios” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.In 2001, TV network “VH1” placed “Trans-Europe Express” at number 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2002, “Slant Magazine” placed the album at number one on its list of the “Greatest Electronic Albums of the 20th Century”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” ranked  the album at number 253 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2014, the “LA Times” called it “The Most Important Pop Album of the Last 40 Years”.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, orchestron, synthanorma-sequenzer, electronics, producer
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer, electronics, producer
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion
  • Peter Bollig – engineer
  • Bill Haverson – engineer
  • Thomas Kuckuck – engineer
  • Maurice Seymour – photography
  • Stara – photography
  • Ink Studios – typographic design

Track listing:

  1. Europe Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. The Hall of Mirrors – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Showroom Dummies – Ralf Hütter
  4. Trans-Europe Epress – Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult
  5. Metal on Metal – Ralf Hütter
  6. Abzug – Ralf Hütter
  7. Franz Schubert – Ralf Hütter
  8. Endless Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider

 

 

 

On February 25, 2014.

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On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias:  “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
  • Ralph Carney – horns
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Adam Pickrell – keyboards
  • John Congleton– engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Willo Perron – creative director
  • Brian Roettinger – design
  • Renata Raksha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark.

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Birth in Reverse
  3. Prince Johnny
  4. Huey Newton
  5. Digital Witness
  6. I Prefer Your Love
  7. Regret
  8. Bring Me Your Loves
  9. Psychopath
  10. Every Tear Disappears
  11. Severed Crossed Fingers

On April 10, 1989.

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On April 10, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Club Classics Vol. One”, the debut Soul II Soul album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, and was produced by Jazzie B. and Nellee Hooper. The album was certified 3 x Platinum by the “British Phonographic Industry”, and 2 x Platinum by the “RIAA” for sales in US. In 2004,  “Q”  magazine  ranked Club Classics Vol. One at number 28 in its list of the “50 Greatest British Albums Ever”. In 2012, “Slant Magazine”, ranked the album at number 100 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s”.

Track listing:

  1. Keep on Movin’ – Trevor Baresford Romes
  2. Fairplay – Trevor Baresford Romeo, Nellee Hooper, Rose Windrows
  3. Holdin’ On – Trevor Baresford Romes, Simon Law
  4. Feeling Free (Live Rap) – Trevor Baresford Romes
  5. African Dance – Trevor Baresford Romes, Simon Law
  6. Dance – Trevor Baresford Romes, Simon Law
  7. Feel Free – Trevor Baresford Romes, Nellee Hooper
  8. Happiness (Dub) – Trevor Baresford Romes, Nellee Hooper
  9. Back to Life (Accapella) – Trevor Baresford Romes
  10. Jazzie’s Groove – Trevor Baresford Romes, Nellee Hooper

On March 21, 1989.

Like_a_Prayer

On March 21, 1989, “Sire” label released “Like a Prayer”, the fourth Madonna studio album. It was recorded September 1988 – January 1989, at “D&D Recording” in New York City, “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Madonna, Patrick Leonard, Stephen Bray and Prince. In 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album at number 239 of its list of “500 greatest album of all time”. In 2006, magazine “Q” ranked the album at number 14 in its list of “40 Best Albums of the ’80s”. In 2012, “Slant Magazine” ranked the album at number 20 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s”. “Like a Prayer” was certified quadruple platinum by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Madonna, Niki Haris, Marilyn Martin, Donna DeLory, Ali Nadirah, Lynne Fiddmont, Rose Banks, Marcos Loya, The Andrae Crouch Choir – vocals
  • Jonathan Moffett, Jeff Porcaro, John Robinson – drums
  • Luis Conte, Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Guy Pratt, Randy Jackson – bass
  • Chester Kamen, David Williams, Dann Huff, Bruce Gaitsch – guitar
  • Marcos Loya – requinto
  • Patrick Leonard, Jai Winding, Stephen Bray, Madonna – synthesizer
  • Patrick Leonard – acoustic piano, B3 organ, clavinet
  • Joe Porcaro – marimba
  • Sandra Crouch – tambourine
  • Chuck Findley, David Boruff, Steven Madaio, Dick Hyde – brass section
  • Joseph Mayer, Richard Todd – French horns
  • Larry Corbett – solo cello
  • Chuck Findley – horn arrangements
  • Bill Meyers – strings arranged and conducted
  • Suzie Katayama – concertmaster
  • Bill Bottrell, Eddie Miller, Stephen Shelton, Heidi Hanschu – engineers
  • Michael Vail Blum, Robert Salcedo, Stacy Baird, Joe Schiff – additional engineers
  • Bill Bottrell – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Herb Ritts – photography
  • Jeri Heiden – art design

Track listing:

All tracks by Madonna, except where noted.

  1. Like a Prayer – Madonna and Patrick Leonard
  2. Express Yourself – Madonna and Stephen Bray
  3. Love Song – Madonna, Prince and Roger Nelson
  4. Till Death Do Us part
  5. Promise to Try
  6. Cherish
  7. Dear Jessie
  8. Oh Father
  9. Keep It Together – Madonna and Stephen Bray
  10. Spanish Eyes
  11. Art of Contrition

On March 18, 2003.

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On March 18, 2003, “Merge Records” label released “Transfiguration of Vincent” the third M. Ward studio album. “Slant Magazine” ranked the album at number 88 on its list of best albums of the 2000s.

Track listing:

All tracks by M. Ward, except where noted.

  1. Transfiguration #1
  2. Vincent O’Brien
  3. Sad, Sad Song
  4. Undertaker
  5. Duet for Guitars #3
  6. Outta My Head
  7. Involuntary
  8. Helicopter
  9. Poor Boy, Minor Key
  10. Fool Says
  11. Get to the Table on Time
  12. A Voice at the End of the Line
  13. Dead Man
  14. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  15. Transfiguration #2

On February 27, 1995.

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On February 27, 1995, “Island” label released “To Bring You My Love”, the third PJ Harvey studio album. “To Bring You My Love” was recorded in September and October 1994, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by John Parish and PJ Harvey. Magazine “Spin” ranked the album at number 3 in a list of the “Best albums of the 90s”; in 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “To Bring You My Love” at number 435 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”; in 2011 “Slant Magazine”, rated the album as 20th best album of the 90s.

 

Personnel:

  • PJ Harvey- vocals, guitar, piano, organ, vibraphone, marimba, bells, chimes, percussion
  • John Parish- guitar, organ, drums, percussion
  • Joe Gore – guitar, e-bow
  • Mick Harvey- bass, organ
  • Jean-Marc Butty – drums, percussion
  • Joe Dilworth – drums
  • Pete Thomas- string arrangements
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Jocelyn Pook- viola
  • Jules Singleton – viola
  • Sian Bell – cello
  • Martin Callomon – artwork, art direction
  • Valerie Phillips- photography
  • Kate Garner- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by PJ Harvey.

  1. To Bring You My Love
  2. Meet Ze Monsta
  3. Working for the Man
  4. C’mon Billy
  5. Teclo
  6. Long Snake Moan
  7. Down by the Water
  8. I Think I’m A Mother
  9. Send His Love To Me
  10. The Dancer