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Polyphonic Press is the show for music fans. Anywhere from the casual listener to the nerdiest of audiophiles. Each week, we review a classic album from a curated list of over one thousand releases, spanning multiples genres. At the top of each show, we have no idea what album we’re going to listen to. So we fire up the Random Album Generator and it gives the album of the week. Join us every Tuesday morning for a new classic album to discover!
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"Freak Out!" is the debut studio album by the American rock band The Mothers of Invention, released in 1966. It is widely regarded as one of the first concept albums in rock music history. The album showcases the band's eclectic and experimental style, blending rock, jazz, avant-garde, and doo-wop influences. Lyrically, it satirizes various aspects…
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"Kings of the Wild Frontier" is the iconic second album by Adam and the Ants, released in 1980. Fusing punk rock with glam and new wave influences, the album is characterized by its tribal drum beats, catchy guitar riffs, and Adam Ant's distinctive vocal delivery and flamboyant persona. The record features hit singles like "Dog Eat Dog" and "Antmus…
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"Bongo Rock" is a groundbreaking album by The Incredible Bongo Band, released in 1973. It is revered as a pioneering work in the development of funk and hip-hop music, featuring iconic tracks such as "Apache" and "Bongo Rock." The album's fusion of Latin percussion, funky rhythms, and powerful brass sections created a unique sound that has had a la…
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"Bummed" by Happy Mondays is a seminal album in the Madchester scene, released in 1988. Infusing elements of funk, psychedelia, and dance music, the album is a sonic journey through the hedonistic world of Manchester's club scene. Shaun Ryder's distinctive vocals, combined with swirling guitars and funky basslines, create a hypnotic atmosphere that…
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"CrazySexyCool" is the second studio album by the American girl group TLC, released in 1994. It's a landmark in contemporary R&B and hip hop music, blending infectious hooks, bold lyrics, and innovative production. The album showcases TLC's signature blend of catchy pop hooks with socially conscious lyrics, addressing topics like love, empowerment,…
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"Transformer" is the iconic second studio album by American musician Lou Reed, released in 1972. Produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, the album is a cornerstone of glam rock and showcases Reed's gritty lyricism and distinctive vocal delivery. Known for its blend of glam, rock, and pop influences, "Transformer" features hits like "Walk on the Wi…
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"Can't Buy a Thrill" is the debut studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released in 1972. This seminal work seamlessly blends elements of rock, jazz, and pop, showcasing the band's distinctive sound and sophisticated songwriting. With its catchy hooks, intricate arrangements, and cryptic lyrics exploring themes of disillusionment and s…
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Review of “Going Somewhere” by Colin Hay Grades: Music A Lyrics A Production A Overall A Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews Listen to us on…
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"Strange Cargo III" is a mesmerizing sonic journey crafted by electronic music pioneer William Orbit. Released in 1993, this album seamlessly blends ambient, downtempo, and electronic elements to create a lush and immersive listening experience. Orbit's masterful production weaves together intricate layers of synths, samples, and beats, evoking a d…
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"Eliminator" by ZZ Top is a seminal album that seamlessly blends blues, rock, and electronic elements, delivering a unique sound that defined the 1980s rock scene. Released in 1983, it's a masterclass in gritty guitar riffs, infectious grooves, and catchy hooks, highlighted by hits like "Sharp Dressed Man," "Gimme All Your Lovin'," and "Legs." The …
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"Brilliant Corners" by Thelonious Monk is a landmark jazz composition renowned for its intricate melodies, unconventional harmonies, and dynamic shifts in rhythm. Released in 1957 as the title track of Monk's album, the piece showcases his distinctive pianistic style characterized by angular melodies and dissonant chords. Its complex structure, fea…
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Paul McCartney's debut solo album, simply titled "McCartney," released in 1970, showcases a raw and intimate side of the legendary musician following the breakup of The Beatles. Recorded entirely at his home studio, the album captures McCartney's experimental and DIY approach, featuring a mix of folk-inspired acoustic tunes and quirky, homemade rec…
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Review of “747” by Lady Antebellum Grades: Music B+ Lyrics B Production B+ Overall B+ Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews Listen to us on So…
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Vanishing Point by Primal Scream is a sonic journey through psychedelic rock, electronic experimentation, and gritty urban landscapes. Released in 1997, the album embodies a fusion of genres, blending elements of dub, trip-hop, and garage rock with hypnotic rhythms and edgy vocals. Its tracks traverse themes of disillusionment, escapism, and the se…
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Review of “Teeth Dreams” by The Hold Steady Grades: Music A- Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews Listen t…
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Review of “El Pintor” by Interpol Grades: Music A- Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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"My Generation" is the debut studio album by the English rock band The Who, released in 1965. The album is known for its raw energy, rebellious attitude, and iconic title track, "My Generation," which became a youth anthem of the 1960s. The lyrics of the title track famously capture the frustration and defiance of the younger generation at the time…
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"Daydream Nation" by Sonic Youth is a groundbreaking and influential album that emerged in 1988, showcasing the band's signature blend of noise-rock, alternative, and avant-garde elements. With its intricate guitar work, dissonant textures, and poetic lyrics, the album defies conventional musical structures, offering a sonic journey that captures t…
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"The Score" by Fugees is a landmark album in the world of hip-hop and R&B, released in 1996. This critically acclaimed and commercially successful record is a fusion of Lauryn Hill's soulful vocals, Wyclef Jean's clever production, and Pras Michel's lyrical contributions. The album seamlessly blends elements of reggae, soul, and rap, resulting in a…
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The self-titled album "The United States of America" by the eponymous band, released in 1968, stands as a pioneering and avant-garde masterpiece of the psychedelic and electronic music genres. Fusing elements of rock, experimental soundscapes, and politically charged lyrics, the album takes listeners on a kaleidoscopic journey through the tumultuou…
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"Odelay" is the critically acclaimed second studio album by American musician Beck, released in 1996. This groundbreaking record seamlessly fuses an eclectic mix of musical styles, including alternative rock, hip-hop, folk, and electronic elements, to create a sonic collage that defies categorization. Beck's inventive and often surreal lyrics, comb…
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"Love Tara" is the debut album by the Canadian indie rock band Eric's Trip, released in 1993. The album is considered a seminal work in the alternative and indie rock scene, especially within the 1990s Canadian music scene. Eric's Trip was known for their lo-fi, DIY sound and the intimate, emotional quality of their music. Listen to the album: ⁠htt…
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Review of “Fire Within” by Birdy Grades: Music A- Lyrics B+ Production B+ Overall B+ Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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"Exodus" by Bob Marley and the Wailers is an iconic reggae masterpiece that has left an indelible mark on the music industry and continues to resonate with audiences worldwide. Released in 1977, this seminal album showcases Bob Marley's unmatched songwriting and vocal prowess, addressing themes of love, freedom, and social justice. With tracks like…
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"American Beauty" is the fifth studio album by the Grateful Dead, released in 1970. It is widely regarded as one of their most influential and enduring works. The album is a fusion of folk, rock, and country influences, characterized by tight harmonies and a more acoustic sound compared to some of their earlier, more psychedelic work. Listen to the…
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"Destroyer" is the fourth studio album released by the American rock band KISS. It was initially released on March 15, 1976. The album is known for its mix of hard rock and glam rock, and it marked a significant point in KISS's career, helping to solidify their image and popularity. The album features some of KISS's most iconic songs, including "De…
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"Led Zeppelin II" is a monumental rock album that emerged in 1969, showcasing the explosive musical prowess of the legendary British band Led Zeppelin. This iconic record pushed the boundaries of rock 'n' roll, blending blues, hard rock, and a touch of psychedelia to create a sound that was nothing short of revolutionary. Listen to the album: https…
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Review of “Four” by One Direction Grades: Music A- Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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Review of “To Be Kind” by Swans Grades: Music A Lyrics A- Production A Overall A Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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Review of “Oh, What A Life” by American Authors Grades: Music B+ Lyrics B+ Production B+ Overall B+ Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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Review of “Songs From The Movie” by Mary Chapin Carpenter Grades: Music A Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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"All Things Must Pass" is the third studio album by English musician George Harrison, released in 1970. It is widely regarded as Harrison's magnum opus and a significant departure from his earlier work as a member of The Beatles. The album was released shortly after the band's breakup, and it showcases Harrison's songwriting prowess and spiritual e…
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"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" by Simon & Garfunkel is a classic folk rock album that continues to resonate with music lovers. Released in 1966, this influential masterpiece features timeless hits such as "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" and "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)." Simon & Garfunkel's poetic lyrics, captivating harmonies, an…
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Review of “Crash My Party” by Luke Bryan Grades: Music B+ Lyrics B+ Production B+ Overall B+ Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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The third studio album by American singer-songwriter Randy Newman, Sail Away released in 1972. The album is known for its satirical and ironic lyrics that explore themes of American culture, racism, and imperialism, set against a backdrop of lush orchestration and Newman's distinctive piano playing. The title track, "Sail Away," is a tongue-in-chee…
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Bob Dylan's second album, The Freewheeling Bob Dylan is where Dylan's songwriting started to flourish. At just the age of twenty one, he was writing songs that were thought-provoking, unusual, and humourous. With songs like Blowin' In The Wind, Girl From The North Country, and Don't Think Twice It's All Right coming right out of the gate, it's not …
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The debut album by The Police, Outlandos d'Amour may not have their signature sound that they later developed. It does however give a glimpse into the band as they were beginning. With short punchy songs, it's easy to forget that Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers are accomplished musicians. This is something in fact they tried to hide so th…
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Fats Domino's album This Is Fats is a glimpse into the beginnings of Rock N Roll. Although a lot of the songs have a similar feel to them, they are distinctly his. His signature piano playing shines through on this collection of early Rock & Roll staples. Being one of the pioneers and leaders of a musical movement, Fats Domino's music deserves to b…
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Scottish singer/songwriter Finley Quaye's debut album Maverick A Strike has a wide range of genres. Everything from psychedelia, to soul, R&B, and reggae. This eclectic variety can be polarizing. It can take the listener a while to catch on to the flow of the album, but by the time you get the final track, you're fully engaged. Listen to the album …
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Review of “Are We There” by Sharon Van Etten Grades: Music A- Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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Miriam Makeba's debut album was unfortunately not a success when it was first released. With most songs sung in her native language of Xhosa, western audiences were lukewarm on the singer. However, her follow-up album was a bigger success and thankfully listeners were more open and went back to rediscover this masterpiece full of playful melodies, …
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Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs is exactly what it sounds like. A collection of country and western songs that capture the spirit and cinematic quality of the genre. Songs about murder, gunfighting and just generally being an outlaw pack this album. After listening to it from top to bottom, you feel like you’ve seen a movie or read a book. Altho…
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FMMR Top 25 Albums of 2014 (audio download of this podcast is above) 1. Robert Plant – Lullaby & The Ceaseless Roar 2. Sturgil Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music 3. Temples – Sun Structures 4. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream 5. Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy 6. Sun Kil Moon – Benji 7. Monica Heldal – Boy From The North 8. L…
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Review of “Lost In The Dream” by The War on Drugs Grades: Music A Lyrics A Production A Overall A Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReviews…
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Review of “Meet The Vamps” by The Vamps Grades: Music A- Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReview…
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Review of “Bringing Back The Sunshine” by Blake Shelton Grades: Music A- Lyrics A- Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReview…
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Review of “Hypnotic Eye” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Grades: Music A Lyrics A- Production A Overall A Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReview…
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Review of “Old Boots, New Dirt” by Jason Aldean Grades: Music A- Lyrics B+ Production A- Overall A- Email your comments and album suggestions to Feedback@FiveMinuteMusicReviews.com If you’d like to purchase this album, please click here: Follow us on Twitter @FiveMinuteMusic Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FiveMinuteMusicReview…
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