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Friday, May 20, 2016

Peter Gabriel - So (30th anniversary)

Yesterday (May 19th) marked the thirtieth anniversary of the release of So, the fifth studio album from Peter Gabriel. The 1986 album spent ninety-three weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 2.

For my full review, click here.

For more from Peter Gabriel, click here.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Billy Joel - Turnstiles

Today (May 19th) marks the fortieth anniversary of Turnstiles, the fourth studio album from Billy Joel. This 1976 record spent only twelve weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 122. It also reached number 286 in Japan and number 12 in Australia.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Joe Walsh - There Goes the Neighborhood (35th anniversary)

Today (May 15th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of There Goes The Neighborhood, the fifth solo studio album from Joe Walsh. This 1981 release spent eighteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 20.

For my full review of this record, click here.

For more records featuring Joe Walsh, click here.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Teena Marie - It Must Be Magic

Today (May 14th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of It Must Be Magic, the fourth studio album and final one on the Motown label for Teena Marie. This 1981 release spent twenty-five weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 23. It also went all the way to number 2 on the US Billboard R&B Album chart. Besides vocals and keyboards, she also produced this record and wrote most of the tracks too.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Top Gun (soundtrack) (30th anniversary)

Today (May 13th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the soundtrack from Top Gun. This 1986 album spent ninety-three weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, five of those weeks at the number 1 spot. It also featured a star-studded roster of bands and artists.

For the full album review, click here.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nu Shooz - Poolside

Today (May 5th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Poolside, the first major label full-length album from Nu Shooz. The 1986 album spent thirty-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 27. It also hit number 79 in Australia, number 32 in the UK, number 30 in Germany, number 25 in New Zealand, number 23 in Switzerland, number 18 on the US Billboard R&B chart, and number 16 in Canada.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Van Halen - Fair Warning

Today (April 29th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Fair Warning, the fourth studio album from Van Halen. This Platinum-selling 1981 release went to number 97 in Australia, number 49 in the UK, number 37 in Germany, number 27 in Norway, number 18 in Sweden, number 13 in the Netherlands, and number 11 in Canada. Here in the US it spent twenty-three weeks on the US Billboard Album chart and peaked at number 5.