— the never ending saga of me changing my shelves,,, my other albums are on a second shelf but i don't like the way it looks right now, so please be patient to see that :) 💞 ...
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21 August 2019 ...
Facelift is the debut studio album by the rock band Alice in Chains, released by Columbia Records on August 21, 1990. Peaking at number 42 in the summer of 1991 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the first album from the grunge movement to reach the top 50 in America on the Billboard 200, and the first to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on September 11, 1991, followed by Nirvana's Nevermind on November 27, 1991.
Facelift included the singles "We Die Young", "Man in the Box", and "Sea of Sorrow", all of which had accompanying music videos. The album was a critical success, with "Hollywood" Steve Huey of AllMusic citing Facelift as "one of the most important records in establishing an audience for grunge and alternative rock among hard rock and heavy metal listeners."
Facelift was not an instant success, selling under 40,000 copies in the first six months of release, until MTV added "Man in the Box" to regular daytime rotation.
"Man in the Box" hit number 18 on the Mainstream Rock charts, with the album's follow up single, "Sea of Sorrow", reaching number 27, and in six weeks Facelift sold 400,000 copies in the US.
Alice in Chains was nominated for a Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal Grammy Award in 1992 for "Man in the Box", but lost to Van Halen for their 1991 album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. The music video for "Man in the Box" was nominated for Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards. The album won Best Debut Album at the 1991 Foundations Forum.
In June 2017, Ozzy Osbourne ranked Faceliftat number 2 on his list of "10 Favorite Metal Albums".
In April 2019, the album was ranked No. 14 on Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Grunge Albums" list. Soundgarden lead guitarist Kim Thayil also picked Facelift as one of his favorite Grunge albums.
Kate on the masterpiece “Hounds Of Love”🔥
By the way, do you recognise the quotation from a song by Captain BeefHeart? “It becomes increasingly difficult for me to talk about the content of the songs. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because the more I go on, the more I feel it's for the songs to say than for me.
Many hours were spent on tiny vocal ideas that perhaps only last half a minute. Many hours went on writing lyrics - one of the most difficult parts in the process for me, in that it's so time-consuming and so frustrating, and it just always seems to take far too long for something that seems as though it should come so naturally.
One of the difficult things about the lyrics is that when I initially write the song, perhaps half of the lyrics come with it but it's almost more difficult fitting in the other half to make it match than it would be perhaps to start from scratch, where, for instance, you might have just hummed the tune; or where, in some cases, I wrote them as instrumentals, and then the tunes were written over the top of this.
Many times I’d ring up Paddy and ask him to come over to the studio immediately, to bring in that string-driven thing - to hit that note and let it float.
One of the most positive things is now having our own recording studio where we can experiment freely, and it's definitely one of the best decisions I've made since I've been recording albums. We've put a lot of hard work into this album, so we've been waiting for it to be finished and ready, and I know you've been waiting. I hope that after this time, and after all the snippets of information we've been giving you, you don't find it disappointing, but that you enjoy it, and that you enjoy listening to it in different ways again and again.”
(from the KB Club magazine, #18 , 1985)
Released 25 years ago today: Portishead, Dummy.
Every now and then, a band that no one's heard of comes along and releases a debut album that makes everyone stop and pay attention. Portishead was one of those bands.
Dummy went on to become one of the most iconic and innovative albums of the '90s, popularising the trip-hop sound and bringing UK electronic music to the world.
I've recently rediscovered the brilliance of this record, spinning it on high rotation lately, and I'm convinced that now, 25 years on, it sounds as fresh and groundbreaking as it did upon it's release. A timeless album. ...
Dans cet épisode on se penche sur un disque culte du mouvement trip-hop : le célèbre 'Mezzanine' de Massive Attack sorti en 1998. Il aura donné du fil à retordre aux trois membres du groupe (Grant Marshall aka Daddy G, Andrew Vowles aka Mushroom et Robert Del Naja aka 3D (aka Banksy?)) qui souhaitaient donner chacun une nouvelle direction à cet album. Au final c'est un disque sombre, orienté gothique et new wave qui est devenu 20 ans plus tard le témoin d'une époque.
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