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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DeBarge - Rhythm of the Night

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Rhythm of the Night, the fourth studio album from the R&B family DeBarge. This Platinum seller went to number 94 in the UK, number 21 in New Zealand, and number 19 in Canada. Here in the US, it spent forty-eight weeks on the Billboard Album chart (peaking at number 19) and went to number 3 on the Billboard R&B chart.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Nu Shooz - Tha's Right (30th anniversary)

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Tha's Right, a rare five song EP from the husband-wife musical team of John Smith and Valerie Day, collectively known as Nu Shooz.

For my full thoughts on this 1985 release, click here.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Andy Gibb - After Dark

This month marks the thirty fifth anniversary of After Dark, the third and final studio album from Andy Gibb. This 1980 release reached number 67 on the US Billboard R&B chart, number 65 in Australia, number 24 in Canada, number 23 in Sweden, and number 21 in Norway and on the US Billboard Album chart. It spent a total of fifteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart. Older brother Barry assisted on the record by penning all of the songs.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs (35th anniversary)

Today (February 27th) marks the thirty fifty anniversary of the self-titled debut album from The Psychedelic Furs. This 1980 record performed fairly well, reaching number 18 on the native UK charts; in the US the record spent seven weeks on the Billboard Album chart and made it to number 140.

For my full review, click here.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry

Today (February 26th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Voices Carry, the debut album from the Boston-based band 'Til Tuesday. This 1985 record reached number 19 on the US Billboard Album chart, with a thirty-one week total run. The original line-up of the band included Aimee Mann (vocals and bass as well as lyricist on all the songs on the debut), Robert Holmes (guitar and backing vocals), Joey Pesce (keyboards and backing vocals), and Michael Hausman (drums and percussion).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tears For Fears - Songs From the Big Chair (30th anniversary)

Thirty years ago today (February 25th) the synth-pop due Tears For Fears released their second and highest album to date - Songs From the Big Chair. The album peaked at number 2 in their native UK and number 1 for five out of eighty-three weeks total on the US Billboard Album chart.

For my complete review of this 80's classic, click here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Squeeze - Argybargy

This month marks the thirty fifth anniversary of Argybargy, the third studio album from Squeeze. It peaked at number 71 on the US Billboard Album chart (with a total run on the chart of twenty-four weeks), number 32 in the UK and number 26 in Canada.