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Alphabet Street – Albums – X & Y

Tuesday 16th December / presented by Adam Trainer

It’s a new day and we have a new way as we charge towards the end of the year we still have a long way to go down our street of songs, our avenue of albums, as we meander musically towards the end.

This time it’s the letter W…

A is for Abraxas, for Santana’s classic 1970 Latin Rock sound.

B is for Bad Brains, the harrowing and surprising self-titled album of some DC Rastafarians.

C is for Cut, The Slits 1979 Post-Punk debut album, ripping it up and starting again.

D is for Different Class, Pulps 1995 album, championing the cultural class.

E is for Entroducing, DJ Shadow’s amazing trip into samples and beats.F is for Farside Virtual, James Ferraro’s trip into the world of vapourwave.

G is for Goat, from The Jesus Lizard and their most acclaimed touched by the Albini flame.

H is for Horses, Patti Smith’s debut from 1975 encased in a memorable album artwork.

I is for It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy’s battle cry for social equality.

J is for Journey in Satachidananda, free form wonder by Alice Coltrane.

K is for Kollaps, from Einstürzende Neubauten, full of custom-built instruments and natural occurring noises.

L is for Low, multi-medium inspired album by David Bowie also known as ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’.

M is for My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, by Brian Eno and David Byrne, with sampled sounds that include actual religious recordings and commercial radio DJ’s, this album preaches the sounds of the new religion: Capitalism.

N is for Naked City John Zorn’s avant-garde masterpiece.

O is for The Dirty Three’s masterpiece Ocean Song.

P is for Bjork’s third album and perhaps most defining, Post.

Q is for The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths look into the bleak world of 80′s England.

R is for Jane’s Addiction breakthrough second record Ritual de lo Habitual.

T is for Trout Mask Replica. Take a trip into the weird and wonderful world of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. Described by Lester Bangs as more important then the Stones.

U is for Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division. The genre defining debut by one of the greats.

V is for Victorialand. The ethereal style, Simon Raymonde-less Cocteau Twins album released in 1986 by 4AD

W is for We’re Only In It For The Money by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. The definition of out there without knowing where there is.

X is for Xterminator, Primal Scream excursion into a dark and wonderful world.

Y is for Young Team by Scottish post rock masters Mogwai

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