Throwback Thursday, Vol. 4

And we’re back! It’s about goshdarn time we introduced a new round of Throwback Thursday albums, lovingly curated by our team of music experts @ Murfie HQ.

Dance Dance Dance: The Best of Chic – Chic
“These are the good times…” – Philip

Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads
“David Byrne’s created plenty of music and art since its release, but it still gets regular play on my turntable!” – Glynnis

The Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 – Depeche Mode
“Depeche Mode is one of the most prolific New Wave groups that has influenced everyone from the Pet Shop Boys to The Killers.” – Will

Closer – Joy Division
Closer is the last of two albums released by the British “post-punk” band Joy Division, just two months after the suicide of the group’s lead singer Ian Curtis. Joy Division single-handedly defined the post-punk genre with Closer.” – Corey

Sentimento Brasileiro: Music from the Brazilian Heart – Various Artists
“Amazing tunes from the Tropicália movement in Brazil circa 1960s; this disc features the psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes, as well as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Bebel Gilberto. Definitely great lounging-around music!” – Daniella

Pretty Hate Machine – Nine Inch Nails
“Both poppy and abrasive, NIN’s debut album really laid the foundation for their later works. What would industrial have become without classics like ‘Head Like a Hole’? Also, ‘Terrible Lie’ proves angry can be catchy too.” – Evan

Btw, you can click the tag “Throwback Thursday” for past volumes of – what else? – Throwback Thursday.

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Throwback Thursday, Vol. 3

Yesterday was Wednesday. Tomorrow is Friday. So this day is Thursday. Here are today’s top throwback albums, handpicked by the team at Murfie HQ.

The Very Best of Cream – Cream
Cream is widely regarded as the world’s first successful supergroup. – moi

Live in Europe – Otis Redding
“Influenced by Little Richard, grew up singing in a Baptist church, a founding and influential artist on the Stax record label with a voice more powerful than Zeus’ thunderclaps. Say no more.” – Alyssa

Strictly Turntablized – DJ Krush
“Sophomore album by trip hop artist DJ Krush.” – Kayla

Walk Among Us – The Misfits
“This month marks the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut full-length album release. Tracks from this album have been covered by other bands such as Sick of It All, Pennywise, and My Chemical Romance.” – Keith

Marquee Moon – Television
“Was recorded in two weeks, and was so two decades before its time. I lovelovelove this album; some say too much…” – Henry
“According to Wikipedia, Television is widely regarded as one of the founders of “punk” and New Wave music.” – Philip

A Flock of Seagulls – A Flock of Seagulls
“The true 80s throwback.” – Will

Throwback Thursday, Vol. 2

Oh boy, it’s Thursday again! You know the drill. Take a seat in our time machine, and take a look at some awesome albums of yore. Hand-picked by the crew at Murfie. What’s your Throwback Thursday pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod Stewart
Don’t even get me started on how much I dig “Maggie May.” – moi

By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Doesn’t contain the track Road Trippin’ but is in fact the best RHCP album for road tripping, IMHO.” – Steve

Endtroducing… – DJ Shadow
“Cited in Guinness World Records as being the first album created entirely from sampling.” – Philip

3 Feet High and Rising, Disc 2 – De La Soul
“Selected in 2010 to be part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.” – Alyssa

The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – Rufus
“It makes me wanna learn how to play a mean bass.” – Melissa

21 Days of Adele – $5 Sale

Heads-up. We’re doing a $5 sale on all Adele albums on murfie.com for 21 days. That means you have until Monday, March 19th to get 19, 21, Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall, and 2012 GRAMMY Nominees for just $5 each. Hit up our homepage to view the exclusive offer. OK, get rolling (in the deep)!