on this album, done by Dan the Automator, was excellent. DJ Kid Koala shows anexcellent amount of skill on the turntables. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien has some ofthe smartest lyrics ever recorded.This album as well received by the music-reviewing magazines. A futuristic rapconcept album is something that is quite unique and as of 2010, a follow up CD has nothappened yet.This album goes best with an altered state of consciousness or driving through alarge city. With the exploration of dystopian themes and overthrowing government, it isvery much an album that is just fun to listen to.
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane, 1965
This album debuted during the beginning of free jazz. With John Coltrane, JimmyGarrison, Elvin Jones and McCoy Tyner comes one of the most influential albums of alltime. Broken into four tracks:
, this album provides an eerie soundtrack that lives up to the albums title.Coltranes cool, haunting tenor sax is the perfect lead instrument for this quartet. This isan album that does not lend itself to being broken up and survives very well as aconcept album. The technicality of Coltrane
s sax playing along with the free jazzinfluences allow this hard-hitting jazz album a spot on my top 50 of all time.This album sold 500,000 records by 1970. It has been the inspiration for many popularartists, from Santana to U2
s Bono. It has been included in many best albums lists andhas been awarded the honors of being included in nationally recognized collections asan American Treasure.
A Love Supreme
is similar to
Kind of Blue
as it should be listened to with a group ofpeople, though it is equally as powerful alone. When enjoying this album, try to not havetoo many lights on, as the harshness of all the lights will really destroy the atmospherethis album creates.
Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd, 1973
This is arguably the best recorded album of all time. Very rarely does a conceptalbum aim as high as this one does and succeed in reaching that mark. The amount ofmusical energy that this album output
s rivals anything done today. The way that thesongs were arranged tells a story of exploration and that is exactly what the listener