12 Sep #vinyloftheday: September’s Album Anniversaries
#vinyloftheday: September’s album anniversaries
There’s too much new music being released every single day – but only some have an iconic spot in our lives. At #vinyloftheday, we’re rounding up some notable albums that celebrate their anniversary in September,
Bjork – Homogenic (September 22, 1997)
Homogenic is Bjork’s 3rd international solo album. Five singles were released from the album “Jóga”, “Bachelorette”, “Hunter”, “Alarm Call” and “All Is Full of Love”. The album was a new style for Bjork, and marks a milestone in the evolution of her music, especially with the collaboration with Mark Bell, whom she cites as a major influence in her career.
Portishead – Portishead (September 29, 1997)
Portishead is the eponymous second studio album by English band Portishead. It released 3 singles with the album, “Only You”, “All Mine”, and “Over”. The album received critical acclaim upon it’s release.
The Verve – Urban Hymns (September 29, 1997)
Urban Hymns is the third studio album by English alternative rock band The Verve. The album features the hit singles “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “Lucky Man” and “The Drugs Don’t Work”. It earned nearly unanimous critical praise upon its release, and went on to become the band’s best-selling release and one of the biggest selling albums of the year.
Mariah Carey – Butterfly (September 16, 1997)
Butterfly is the sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. In this album she worked with many famed hip hop producers and rappers, such as Sean “Puffy” Combs, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott and the Trackmasters. Butterfly deviated from the contemporary sound of Carey’s older work, and was hailed as a defining album of the 1990s and of pop and R&B music. Some of her most popular hits such as “Honey”, “Butterfly” and “My All” emerged from this iconic album.
Busta Rhymes – When Disaster Strikes (September 16, 1997)
When Disaster Strikes is the second studio album from American rapper Busta Rhymes that achieved commercial success and critical acclaim, sporting hit singles such as “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” and “Dangerous” – all of which found chart success on Billboard’s Top 100.
Common One – Day It’ll All Make Sense (September 30, 1997)
One Day It’ll All Make Sense is the third studio album by rapper Common, following his critically acclaimed album Resurrection. The title of album was figured out to use a word “sense”, as he was forced to shorten his stage name to Common.
Kanye West – Graduation (September 11, 2007)
Graduation is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist and record producer Kanye West. It continues the education theme of West’s previous two studio albums, The College Dropout (2004) and Late Registration (2005) and produced five singles, including the international hits “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, “Stronger”, and “Good Life”.
Graduation received acclaim from most critics and earned West several accolades, including his third Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The album has sold 2,700,000 copies in the US and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Big Sean – Detroit (September 5, 2012)
Detroit is the fourth mixtape by American rapper Big Sean, and was released for free download on September 5, 2012. Detroit features guest appearances from fellow rappers J. Cole, Juicy J, King Chip, French Montana, Royce da 5’9″, Kendrick Lamar and Tyga – along with track narrations by Common, Young Jeezy and Snoop Lion. Wale and Wiz Khalifa are also featured in the bonus tracks.
Muse – Absolution (September 15, 2003)
Absolution is the third studio album by English rock band Muse. The album reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and also yielded the band’s first top 10 single hit, with “Time Is Running Out” peaking at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.
Suede – Coming Up (September 2, 1996)
Coming Up is the third album by English alternative rock band Suede. It was a commercial and critical success, Coming Up was the second by the band to reach no. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, producing five top ten singles including “”Beautiful Ones”, and “Trash”, receiving a favourable reception at home and in the US. Coming Up was the album that introduced Suede to a worldwide audience, in places such as Europe, Canada and Asia.
Nirvana – Nevermind (September 24, 1991)
Nevermind is the second studio album by American rock band Nirvana, which was also the first album to feature drummer Dave Grohl. Nevermind became a surprise success in late 1991, largely due to the popularity of its first single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The album also produced three other successful singles: “Come as You Are”, “Lithium”, and “In Bloom”.
Nevermind was in part responsible for bringing both alternative rock and grunge to a large, mainstream audience, and has been ranked highly on lists of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stone and Time.
System of a Down – Toxicity (September 4, 2001)
Toxicity is the second studio album by the Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down, spawning their best known hits “Chop Suey”, “Toxicity”, and “Aerials”. Toxicity features elements of multiple genres of music: folk, progressive metal, progressive rock, jazz, Middle Eastern music, and Greek music. A lot of the album’s lyrics are political, being about topics such as the overpopulation of prisons, the CIA, and Charles Manson’s beliefs on the environment.
Pixies – Trompe le Monde (September 23, 1991)
Trompe le Monde is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies. The album was produced by Gil Norton, and was Pixies’ final studio album before their subsequent break-up two years. Singles such as “Alec Eiffel” and “Planet of Sound” was released from this album.
Fatboy Slim – Better Living Through Chemistry (September 23, 1996)
Better Living Through Chemistry is the debut studio album by the English big beat producer Fatboy Slim, and three singles from the album (“Everybody Needs a 303”, “Punk to Funk”,”Going out of My Head”) were released. The album is included in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”.
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