Muruch’s Classic Albums Appreciation Club: Week 28

Last week’s pick, Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, is a classic in the truest sense of the word. Other than “Born to Run” – one of the greatest rock songs of all time, in my opinion – none of the tracks really stand out as individuals, but flow smoothly together as a cohesive whole. There’s a reason so many young artists and bands aspire to sound like Springsteen, the same reason he’s called The Boss, because he has always recorded the most authentic and brilliant of rock songs. Now for some ear candy…

This week’s classic album is…Van Halen: 1984.

To recap the procedure here: At the beginning of each week, I’ll post brief thoughts on the previous week’s listening experience along with the coming week’s classic album selection. Then sometime in the week that follows, we’ll all take the time to listen to the album from beginning to end with no distractions. It can be as simple as just getting away from the computer to listen alone or you can make an event of it with candles, beverages and friends. Whatever format you play the album in or the manner in which you listen, just give the music your full and undivided attention.

Feel free to comment or email your opinions of our selections and recommendations for classic albums (from any decade, including this one).

Muruch’s Classic Albums Appreciation Club: Week 27

Last week’s selection, Rufus Wainwright: Poses, is so good I wrote a proper review of it rather than my usual classic album “listening experience” blurb. You can read the album review by clicking here.

Poses will be included in its entirety in the forthcoming 19-disc House of Rufus boxset – set for release by Universal Music on July 20th. I hope to have my review of the boxset complete before the release date, but it’s a deliciously, ridiculously large amount of music to make my way through. Until then…

This week’s classic album is…Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run.

To recap the procedure here: At the beginning of each week, I’ll post brief thoughts on the previous week’s listening experience along with the coming week’s classic album selection. Then sometime in the week that follows, we’ll all take the time to listen to the album from beginning to end with no distractions. It can be as simple as just getting away from the computer to listen alone or you can make an event of it with candles, beverages and friends. Whatever format you play the album in or the manner in which you listen, just give the music your full and undivided attention.

Feel free to comment or email your opinions of our selections and recommendations for classic albums (from any decade, including this one).