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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 2:38pm
Happy 10th: The Flaming Lips, At War with the Mystics
10 years ago today, The Flaming Lips released their 11th studio album, a guitar-driven affair which earned them not only their highest chart placement to date but also a pair of Grammy Awards.
https://open.spotify.com/album/6oVaKzODiXqew6MScEd7T4
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:28pm
Happy 50th: Otis Redding, The Soul Album
50 years ago today, Otis Redding released The Soul Album. Not a soul album, mind you, but The Soul Album. Not that its title was necessarily intended to suggest that it’s the soul album to end all soul albums – especially not when one considers that he also recorded The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul, and Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul – but when looking back at a list of the many classic R&B albums released during the course of the 1960s, The Soul Album is certainly right up there with the best of the best.
https://open.spotify.com/album/3YKQkIPHtWGuvkBeVNIMhg
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:56am
Happy Anniversary: INXS, “New Sensation”
28 years ago today, INXS released the third single from Kick, which in turn provided them with the third consecutive top-5 single on the Billboard Hot 100.
https://open.spotify.com/album/7cuwWzS0oiApEt2fpKafkX
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:41pm
Dusty Springfield

47 years ago today, Dusty Springfield released a record which has gone on to be viewed as one of the definitive albums of her career.

Looking at the list of credits for Dusty in Memphis, it’s no wonder that critics have spent so much time and so many words gushing over its contents: the album’s tracks were produced variously by a trifecta of musical geniuses (Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, and Jerry Wexler), with conducting and arranging by Gene Orloff not long after his success on Aretha Franklin’s Aretha Arrives, backing vocals by the Sweet Inspirations, and music by Reggie Young, Tommy Cogbill, Gene Chrisman, and a host of others.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6SNMenG3NjZyqgI5p4Hcmg
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:48pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Eagles v. Wilco…outta sight, desperados!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:23am
Happy Anniversary: Erasure, The Circus
29 years ago today, Erasure released their second studio album, an effort which – although it didn’t send any singles into the Billboard Hot 100 – saw the duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke making their debut on Top 200 Albums chart.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0uaWkEMT1CkmXZCkVeTJ6R
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:16am
Happy Birthday: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton turns 71 today, and it won’t be a real shocker that we’re offering up his best-of for you to spin via Spotify, but in addition to his own work, we thought we’d spotlight some of the guest guitar work he’s done over the course of his career. Of course, he’s done a ridiculous amount of it, so we can’t spotlight it all, but we realized, “Well, hey, since he’s in his 70s, why don’t we just spotlight 10 guest appearances he made during the ‘70s?”

https://open.spotify.com/album/28Cz12vvLOxYkqzXNwAbnl
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:31am
Happy Anniversary; Little Feat, Representing the Mambo
26 years ago today, Little Feat released their ninth and final studio album for Warner Brothers, wrapping up a 19-year stint on the label which featured some of the band’s most iconic work.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5YLqtFrwxzpixyfwUJw7Gh