This post is the twenty fifth post of my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.
In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!
This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!
Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!
In this post we’re going to be talking about John Grant – Queen of Denmark!
As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!
Queen of Denmark was released in 2010 on Bella Union, it was produced by Grant, Alexander, Pulido, the art director was monosapien and the run time is 51:16.
John Grant is an American singer songwriter most known for being a part of the band Czars, Queen of Denmark is his debut solo album.
This album although it is John Grant’s first solo album it is also a sort of collaboration with folk band Midlake.
This album has a depth of emotion and feeling that I feel like you rarely get these days from singers, as with Adele this album is some much needed realness in an industry now flooded with talent show contestants and gimmicks.
This album is honestly one of my all time favourite albums, there is just something about it, as daft as this probably sounds it feels like an old friend.
Let’s take a look at the track list:
Track One: TC and Honeybear
Track Two: Marz
Track Three: Where Dreams Go To Die
Track Four: Sigourney Weaver
Track Five: Chicken Bones
Track Six: Silver Platter Club
Track Seven: It’s Easier
Track Eight: Outer Space
Track Nine: Jesus Hates Faggots
Track Ten: Caramel
Track Eleven: Leopard and Lamb
Track Twelve: Queen of Denmark
My favourite track from this album is Silver Platter Club, but as I’ve said many times before I do love this entire album!
I definitely think this album deserves its place on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die… there’s just something about it, I read somewhere that this album was given an accolade of instant classic and I completely agree with that.
It IS an instant classic and as I said earlier it feels like an old friend.
That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.
Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!
Thanks for reading,