To Me, all albums by The National are great, but Trouble Will Find Me holds a special place in my heart. It solidified my fandom, and will always be special to me for that reason.
My interest in Echo & the Bunnymen has always continued even if sometimes it’s been in the background. Echo & the Bunnymen have been a major part of my musical history, and education and are very important in my life.
While the buzz that came with Guided By Voices’ breakthrough album, Bee Thousand was still strong they released their follow-up Alien Lanes in 1995.
The Head on the Door is the sixth studio album from The Cure. The album was released in 1985 following up on the 1984 record The Top.
While not being a huge success at the time, Repeater is now considered to be hugely influential. In my opinion, it is a classic—an important part of music history. The list of bands influenced by what Fugazi was doing at the time is endless.
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