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.

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

Throwback Thursday, Vol. 1

Oh boy, it’s Thursday. And that means one thing, and one thing only…Throwback Thursday. The day we celebrate music of a bygone era. So sit back, relax and enjoy an album playlist created by a few of my fellow Murfie staffers.

Surfer Rosa – Pixies (Jeff)

War – U2 (Philip)

Eve 6 – Eve 6 (Jon)

3 Feet High and Rising – De La Soul (Will)

Closing Time – Tom Waits (Alyssa)