With the year coming to a close, it’s that time again to take a look back at some of the best that the music world had to offer in 2016. First up on the “Best of” docket is my annual “Best Album Covers” list. Throughout the year, I kept a list of album covers that I found strange, beautiful, and provocative. This list is a compilation of my favorites from this yearlong collection. Anyone who loves the album as an art form knows the importance of a powerful LP image, and the following 20 covers elevate their corresponding albums.
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In the final episode of “Year of the Bowie”, we take a look at David’s experimental explorations in the 90s and some of his more unexpected ventures in the 2000s. We also take a look at his death and the legacy he left behind.
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In this episode of Year of the Bowie, we take a close look at the Berlin sessions and Bowie’s new found focus on fatherhood. We also begin to see the influence he would have on an entire decade of music.
While doing research for the “Year of the Bowie” podcast (which you should be listening to and if you aren’t, you’re missing out!), I discovered this little animated clip that imagines what the Berlin recording sessions might have been like for David Bowie, Brian Eno, and Tony Visconti. I’ve watched the video several times and can’t get enough of it, whether it be Visconti’s insistence that he was a major part of the album Low, Eno’s strange approach to sound, or Bowie’s slapdash approach to the creative process.
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In this episode of Year of the Bowie, we travel further down the wormhole of fear and despair David found himself trapped in upon his return to Los Angeles. We also take a look at his budding film career, and his reinvention during the recordings of “The Idiot” with Iggy Pop and “Low” with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti.
In this episode of “Year of the Bowie”, we take a look at artists Bowie helped at the height of his fame. We also look at the over-the-top stage show he created for the Diamond Dogs Tour and his spiral into cocaine addiction. You can subscribe to the podcast on both iTunes and Stitcher (search key word: Year of the Bowie).
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