The Albums That Shaped Today

Classic albums reviewed.

Screamadelica – Primal Scream, by Polly Phluid

Ok, last month we looked at NIN – Pretty Hate Machine, an eclectic mix of rock, metal and electronica that oozed malevolence and pain.

Well, at the same time Mr Reznor was smashing guitars and keyboards together to show the world what a cesspit it was, a bunch of Indie kids in the UK were trying a similar formula, with massively different results.

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Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine, by Polly Phluid

Musical genres can come and go. Some stick around, never change and smell all fusty, some die almost as soon as they are born while some mutate and divide like Ebola on crack.
These are the genres that make most people excited.

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Sisters of Mercy, by Polly Phluid

Ok. Polly Phluid here, bringing you another one of those ‘Album That Shaped Today’ jobs.

My first two were easy, as they were a bit obvious, but today I’m going to talk something a little harder to pin point – First and Last and Always by The Sisters of Mercy.

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Guns n Roses, Appetite For Destruction, by Polly Phluid

So, for my first foray into the wonderful world of The Independent Voice, I’ve chosen globe-straddling, corporate-rock giants Guns n Roses.

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Ok, Bowie, by Polly Phluid

He’s the man, the dude, the Thin White Duke and, as far as I’m concerned, modern Rock music simply wouldn’t exist without him. Yeah, I know he had a bit of a wobble there in the mid-80s when it all got a bit Phil Collins but, he’s said sorry for that, so let’s move on.

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Carcass, Heartwork, by Dj Rex

For this months album that shaped today, I wanted to take something much more extreme and a lot heavier than previous reviews, so I plumped for Heartwork by Carcass. An album that was first released through Earache Records in 1993.

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