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 Django Django – Django Django!
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!
This isn’t an album I have in my personal collection and being completely honest listening to the album whilst I was preparing for this post was the first time I had ever heard it, but I have no idea why because this is such a great album!
Django Django formed in 2009 at Edinburgh College of the Arts, they released a single in 2009 called ‘Storm’ and then did nothing until 2012 when they released Django Django their debut album.
I can’t find any particularly interesting facts or pieces of information about the band or this album, but I would like to offer my own mini review of the album and say it has a distinct 1960s sound and feel to it, I’ve listened to it all the way through twice now and I think it’s fantastic!
Let’s take a look at the track list:
Track One: introduction
Track Two: Hail Bop
Track Three: Default
Track Four: Firewater
Track Five: Waveforms
Track Six: Zumm Zumm
Track Eight: Love’s Dart
Track Nine: WOR
Track Ten: Storm
Track Eleven: Life’s A Beach
Track Twelve: Skies Over Cairo
Track Thirteen: Silver Rays
Having only ever listened to this album twice I don’t feel like I can really say that I have a favourite track from it yet but I have really enjoyed listening to this entire album and I will definitely be listening to it again as well as other things by Django Django.
I suppose all that’s left for me to comment on is whether I think it belongs on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
I’ve only listened to this album twice but I do think that it belongs on the list because although I don’t personally think it is an iconic album right now I DO think that in the future, this is going to be one of those albums that will really stand out for generations to come and for that reason I think it deserves its place on the list!
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.
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