Released on August 5, 1966. It’s as historically complex an album as anything out there as it relates to contemporary rock music — loaded with “firsts” and impressing a whole slew of future composers and performers.
Released on July 18, 1969, it’s their 4th album — generally considered the least exciting of their works.
Alec Dubro reviewed it for Rolling Stone in 1969 and called it, “sad.”
Whatever. It holds up.
The Dandy Warhols release their second album on July 15, 1997. It plays parts in the films Something About Mary, Good Will Hunting and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Look what turns 50 today … Jimi Hendrix releases his live album on June 12, 1970. It’s his first without his original band but with his “band of gypsys” — Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. Many consider the album one of the best live recordings of all time.
Released on May 26, 1967 … It’s # 1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
It’s considered by many to be the first concept album and is the inspiration for much of rock.
The Beach Boys release what’s considered by many to be one of the most important albums of all time on May 16, 1966.
It’s preserved in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It’s #2 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
May 10, 1946 ~ Happy birthday to Rock ‘n Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Donovan …
The Cure release their fifth on April 30, 1984.
You might as well call this a Robert Smith solo album. After Robert and Simon got into a brawl in the studio, the band kind of went in their own directions. But Smith held it together somehow and the album holds up well. It’s also a testiment to the concept of “the band.” It’s served them all well.