Category: Classic Day

Classic Day – Third Time Charm

Coming out as the third studio release from Harlem’s own Cam’ron, Come Home With Me still continues to be his most successful commercial record and embeds itself among the 2000 Mount Rushmore of sound. Opening with the simply titled “Intro,” Come Home With Me… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Third Time Charm”

Classic Day – Dinner Time

Fairly impossible to classify, Ege Bamyasi from CAN has elements of noise, progressive rock, and funk all sequestered into one, well… one can full. The seven-track record is the third installment from CAN, but the experimentation and willingness to secede from general straightforward playstyles… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Dinner Time”

Classic Day – Rebuild The Cracked: Part Two

12 tracks later, disc two of The Fragile opens to a sprawling urban landscape that is triumphant but still has a twisted foundation to stand upon. As what appears to be miles and miles of coiled wires, shattered earth, and cracked pavement; Nine Inch… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Rebuild The Cracked: Part Two”

Classic Day – Shatter To Pieces: Part One

Rarely do double albums hold the attention quite like Nine Inch Nails on The Fragile. The sleek giant coming directly after the 1994 masterpiece The Downward Spiral, 1999’s the Fragile is a corrupted and depraved devotion of sound, but for entirely different reasons than… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Shatter To Pieces: Part One”

Classic Day – Left-field Of Sunshine

Toro Y Moi quickly made acclaim of sound to the ears with blissful instrumentation on the 2013 record, Anything In Return. But flipping that page backward to 2011 reveals Underneath The Pine that orchestrates the focus from Toro Y Moi’s progression as an artist… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Left-field Of Sunshine”

Classic Day – Mountains Of Ice

On the cusp of a new millennium, Sigur Rós captures the essence of both the isolative factor of being completely alone in a crowd and being encapsulated by awe-inspiring views of the tips of the Northern Hemisphere. As sunlight seems to drown out and… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Mountains Of Ice”

Classic Day – Hunker Down

Elements of freeform jazz and ambiance might not be a groundbreaking combination in 2021, but in 1996; Japan’s own Fishmans were able to construct a single track to highlight being trapped in both the murky sewers or the smokey nightclubs. Rotating on a swivel… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Hunker Down”

Classic Day – 25 Don’t Feel So Old

While Outkast might be primarily known for this wig-rocking anthem ”Hey Ya!” that essentially captured a generation by storm, but truthfully the Southern sounds come from a place of deeper understanding with two minds becoming better than one. The Southern Playas open their second… Continue Reading “Classic Day – 25 Don’t Feel So Old”

Classic Day – Constructed To Weep

As a new decade of neon and bright flashing lights appeared in the 1980s, Bauhaus instead opts to confide in the shivering mausoleum walls of sound with their studio debut, In The Flat Field. First recognized by the gothic overtures and album cover that… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Constructed To Weep”

Classic Day – Melt With Me

Making a monument from sonic prowess isn’t something that comes naturally, and under that immense tension becomes Love on their third, and final original line-up release of Forever Changes. Originally released in 1967, Love was a leader in the psychedelic age for creating and… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Melt With Me”

Classic Day – Motor City Is Burning

With most of the proto-punk bands that were raging through the late 1960s and early 1970s, MC5 is a band often at the precursor of the conversation. With an influence that stems into names like Iggy Pop and The Stooges, to riffs and powerhouse… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Motor City Is Burning”

Classic Day – Everybody Eats

Over the years and through the magic of the internet, records that would never grace the ears of many listeners are given a new format to be digested, studied, and finally replicated for a new generation to hear. With From Filthy Tongue Of Gods… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Everybody Eats”

Classic Day – King Of Exotica

While film scores are not something that often even grace the record player personally, there is something that is both fascinating and somehow reminiscent of the styles from Les Baxter and his adaptation of the genre, Exotica. While orchestral, his 1951 release Ritual Of… Continue Reading “Classic Day – King Of Exotica”

Classic Day – Emaciated Paws

More unique for the vocal outlet and sound in addition to the more grotesque styles of instrumentation, the Dead Kennedys 1982 record Plastic Surgery Disasters takes nearly 43 minutes of explosive but sequenced suicide-bombings through speakers. Like a rabid dog with a freshly killed… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Emaciated Paws”

Classic Day – Glory Be To God

When discussing the marble monuments that make the foundations of hip-hop and the true visionaries of the genre, Finally Rich from Chief Keef takes a view from a Chicagoan 17-year-old who resembles a hustler’s spirit and rises to walls of plaques. Opening with one… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Glory Be To God”

Classic Day – De-Humanizer

Well on their way into being the trailblazers of the 1980s, DEVO could attach themselves as the band of both the future that is encapsulated by the past. With glistening synths and catchy production, Freedom Of Choice is a monster for jumping into becoming… Continue Reading “Classic Day – De-Humanizer”

Classic Day – Spoonful Of Sugar

Even though it was released in 2021, the original recordings from Vitamin took place in 1981. The cleverly named record, Recordings 1981 is a 13 track mix of four studio tracks and nine tracks of live ensemble pieces. The early DEVO-esque proto-sound is intriguing… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Spoonful Of Sugar”

Classic Day – No Fun

The love language that appears on Faith No More’s King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime is more fitting to putting 10 different records into a playlist and setting that playlist on shuffle each time you reappear. While Faith No More on their… Continue Reading “Classic Day – No Fun”

Classic Day – Like You Used To

Surprise drops for records and tracks are a trend of most modern-day artists who have the willpower and fanbase to use the internet to their advantage, Alice In Chains with their 1992 EP Sap did something similar, but instead used little to no marketing… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Like You Used To”

Classic Day – Bound By Skin

Capturing in essence, one of the most layered and detailed albums of 1990 as an era in only 500 words or less could take months of planning and missteps. This is essentially, why approaching Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins took all this time… Continue Reading “Classic Day – Bound By Skin”

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