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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Digital Underground - Sex Packets

Today we have another guest post from my buddy Herc who is helping me infuse a little bit of the 90's into Martin's View. As before, I will sprinkle in my own comments in italics with an MM: label. Take it away, Herc...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Power Station - The Power Station

Today (March 25th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the self-titled album debut from the Power Station. This one spent forty-four weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 6. It also reached number 38 in Sweden, number 16 in Switzerland, and number 12 in the UK.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Howard Jones - Dream Into Action

Today (March 23rd) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Dream Into Action, the second studio album from Howard Jones. This 1985 release went to number 20 in Germany, number 19 in Switzerland, number 2 in the UK and number 1 in Sweden. Here in the US, it spent forty-five weeks on the Billboard Album charts with a peak spot of 10.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Journey - Departure (35th anniversary)

Tomorrow (March 23rd) marks the thirty fifth anniversary of Departure, the sixth studio album from Journey. It spent fifty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 8.

For the complete album review, click here.

For more from Journey, click here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Depeche Mode - Violator

This is the first of, hopefully, a number of guest blog posts written by my online buddy Herc (the link to his blog can be found along the right column and also here). He does a lot of music-based posts as well so you should check him out. I'll sprinkle my own comments in via italics.

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Today (March 19th) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Violator, Depeche Mode's seventh studio album. This 1990 release spent seventy-four weeks on the US Album Chart, peaking at number 7. Attesting to the band's global popularity, Violator made the Top 5 in the UK, Austria, Canada, Germany and Switzerland while topping the chart in France.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rachel Sweet - Protect The Innocent

This month marks the thirty fifth anniversary of Protect the Innocent, the second studio album from Rachel Sweet. This one spent eleven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart back in 1980 and peaked at number 123.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Air Supply - Lost In Love

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Lost In Love, the fifth studio album from Air Supply. The album went to number 22 in New Zealand and number 21 in the band’s native home of Australia. Here in the US, it spent one hundred and four weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a peak spot of 22; it also went two times Platinum in sales.