"Album Night"

"Album Night" has entered its eleventh year of existence! I can't thank everyone enough for their support over the years. We've listened to over 130 albums and I'm excited to listen to even more great music together. And all in celebration of the album! 

So what exactly is "Album Night"? First and foremost "Album Night" celebrates the studio album as an entire and cohesive work of art. Not live albums or collections of singles, but rather intentionally crafted albums. The event itself gives us all a chance to closely listen to a designated album simultaneously from the comfort of our own homes while we share our thoughts, reactions and stories with one another. Read more details on how the night works and check the album lineup below. I hope you can join us for the next "Album Night". The concept of the album as an entire work of art lives on!

The Lineup

Click on an album below to join the event or to scroll through past events.  
See the "Album Night" history here.

TBD -  @ 9pm EDT

2 by Mudcrutch - Wed, Jul 10
Behold: A Christmas Collection by Lauren Daigle - Wed, Nov 29
The Immortal Otis Redding by Otis Redding - Wed, Jun 14
XVIII by Johnny Labelle - Wed, Mar 1
Harry's House by Harry Styles - Wed, Jan 25, 2023
Once Upon A Christmas by Kenny & Dolly - Mon, Dec 19
The Back Door Wolf by Howlin' Wolf - Wed, Sep 28
Life is Fine by Paul Kelly - Wed, Jul 20
Apostrophe() by Frank Zappa - Wed, Jun 22
Synchronicity by The Police - Wed, Jun 1
Let it Be by The Replacements - Wed, Apr 27
July Flame by Laura Veirs - Wed, Mar 23
Sail Away by Randy Newman - Wed, Feb 23
Jump Up Calypso by Harry Belafonte - Wed, Jan 26, 2022
Christmas Party by She & Him - Wed, Dec 15
The Harrow & The Harvest by Gillian Welch - Wed, Nov 17
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by Laura Nyro - Wed, Oct 20
Stardust by Willie Nelson - Wed, Sep 22
Ten by Pearl Jam - Wed, Aug 25
Vintage Violence by John Cale - Wed, Jun 23
Call Me Lucky by Chris Smither - Wed, May 26
North Hills by Dawes - Wed, May 5
Traveller by Chris Stapleton - Wed, Apr 14
Rotten to the Core by Crabby Appleton - Wed, Mar 24
Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Wed, Mar 3
You'd Prefer An Astronaut by Hum - Wed, Feb 17
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly - Wed, Feb 3
Every Picture Tells a Story by Rod Stewart - Wed, Jan 20
Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wed, Jan 6, 2021
It Feels Like Christmas Time by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Wed, Dec 16
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish - Wed, Dec 2 
Back To Black by Amy Winehouse - Wed, Nov 18
The Soul Sessions by Joss Stone - Wed, Aug 5
Pearl by Janis Joplin - Wed, Jul 22
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos - Wed, Jul 8
With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker - Wed, Jun 24
King Of Rock And Roll by Little Richard  - Wed, Jun 10
Gris-Gris by Dr. John - Wed, May 27
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye - Wed, May 13
Couldn't Stand The Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble -  Wed. Apr 29
J. Caruso by J. Caruso - Wed. Apr 15
Private Dancer by Tina Turner - Wed. Apr 8
The Unraveling by Drive-By Truckers - Wed. Mar. 25
Aqualung by Jethro Tull - Wed. Mar. 18
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins - Wed. Mar. 11
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour by The Moody Blues - Wed. Feb. 19
The Band by The Band - Wed. Feb. 5
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones - Wed. Jan 22, 2020
A Very Kacey Christmas by Kacey Musgraves - Wed. Dec 18
Christmas Eve and Other Stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wed. Dec 4
It's A Shame About Ray by The Lemonheads - Wed. Nov 20
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie - Wed. Nov 6
Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen - Wed. Oct 16
Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers - Wed. Sep 25
Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield - Wed. Sep 4
Can't Get Enough by Barry White - Wed. Aug 21
Images by Jennifer Castellano - Wed. Aug 7
Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker - Wed. Jul 17
Hard Again by Muddy Waters - Wed. Jun 26
Disraeli Gears by Cream - Wed. Jun 5
Canciones Andaluzas Para Dos Guitarras by Paco de Lucía and Ramón De Algeciras - Wed. Apr 24
Machine Head by Deep Purple - Wed. Apr 3
Townes Van Zandt by Townes Van Zandt - Wed, Mar 13
One Kiss Leads to Another by Hackamore Brick - Wed, Feb 20
Blow by Blo by Jeff Beck - Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Wide Awake by Parquet Courts - Wed, Jan 9, 2019
Six String Santa by Joe Pass - Wed, Dec 19
Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon - Wed, Nov 28
Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard Cohen - Wed, Nov 7
Wildflowers by Tom Petty - Wed, Oct 10
Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers - Wed, Sep 19
Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson - Tue, May 22
Manfred Mann's Earth Band by Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Tue, May 1
American Recordings by Johnny Cash - Wed, Apr 11
Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon - Wed, Mar 14
A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs - Wed, Jan 24
The Blue Mask by Lou Reed - Wed, Jan 10, 2018
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector  - Wed, Dec 6
Aja by Steely Dan - Wed, Nov 8
Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones - Wed, Oct 18
Are We There by Sharon Van Etten - Wed, Sep 27
Innervisions by Stevie Wonder - Wed, Aug 30
Electric Music for the Mind and Body by Country Joe & the Fish - Wed, Aug 2
Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane - Wed, Jul 12
What She Said by Fred Gillen Jr. - Wed, Jun 21
Making Movies by Dire Straits - Wed, May 24
Pandemonium Shadow Show by Harry Nilsson - Wed, May 3
Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King - Wed, Apr 12
The Blink of an Eye by Leo Harmonay - Wed, Mar 22
Tango: Zero Hour by Astor Piazzolla - Wed, Mar 1
(Pronounced 'Leh-'Nérd 'Skin-'Nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd - Wed, Feb 1
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis - Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley - Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Philosophy of the World by The Shaggs - Wed, Nov. 30
On The Beach by Neil Young - Wed, Nov. 9
The Birds Outside Sang by Florist - Wed, Oct. 12
Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ančerl - Wed, Sep. 21
Making Music by Bill Withers - Wed, Aug. 24.
The Phosphorescent Blues by Punch Brothers - Wed, Aug. 3
Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz - Wed, Jul. 20
Baro by Habib Koité and Bamada - Wed, Jun. 29, 2016
2014 - 2015 Archives

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How It Works:

1. We all hit play, or drop the needle, at exactly 9pm ET on the designated date and listen to the designated album, straight through in order (no shuffle, no commercials, etc). You must have access to your own copy of the album.

2. During or after the album, share your thoughts and stories right here on the relevant album on www.johnbanrock.com/album-night

3. I will periodically post comments at the beginning of tracks to make sure we're all roughly in sync.

4. Enjoy the music as the artist intended; in full album form as an entire work of art!

5. Listen at home on your own or host a regional event with your friends.

6. As a musician and songwriter, I kindly ask that you please obtain or stream the album legally.

7. Stay tuned for future "Album Nights" and feel free to share suggestions for albums.

8. If you enjoy "Album Night", please share this with your friends so they can join too!

9. Feel free to ask any questions or make suggestions for improvements.

John Banrock