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Wed, Feb. 25, 9pm EST - 'The Bends' by Radiohead

Released just shy of 20 years ago (13 March 1995), The Bends was the sophomoric effort of the UK group Radiohead.  Whereas their debut album Pablo Honey was definitively more straight forward alternative rock, The Bends began to meander towards…
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Wed, Feb. 11, 9pm EST - 'Desertshore' by Nico

Haunting. Beautiful. Gothic. Intimate. Hypnotic. Avant-garde.  These are but a handful of wide-ranging adjectives that can be used to describe this engaging and deeply personal work of art.  It would be difficult to claim that Nico's 'Desertshore' is an easy…
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Wed, Jan. 28, 9pm EST - 'John Prine' by John Prine

John Prine released his self titled debut in 1971.  Over 40 years and numerous albums later it's still regarded as his best work.  Despite being so young at the time of its release, Kris Kristofferson observes in the liner notes…
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Welcome to "Album Night" 2015!

Here's a few of changes/ improvements for "Album Night" as we begin the new year:

1. "Album Night" will now take place exclusively here on www.johnbanrock.com/album-night.  The facebook version will no longer exist.  This should help generate a more lively…
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"Album Night" will return in 2015. Any ideas?

The inaugural year of "Album Night" was an exciting one!  Seventeen different artists were featured spanning five different decades. From Daniel Johnston and Weezer to John Coltrane and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, we covered a lot of bases.  But with…
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Wed, Dec. 3, 9pm EST - 'Giant Steps' by John Coltrane

John Coltrane was a sax virtuoso.  I've said nothing new there.  In fact I don't think I can write much of anything here that hasn't already been said of the genius of Coltrane or the brilliance of this album.  Giant
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Wed, Oct. 29, 9pm EDT - 'Exile in Guyville' by Liz Phair

Pre-June 22, 1993. Who is Liz Phair? Post-June 22, 1993. Wow!

Exile in Guyville is a powerful record.  You won't find Phair holding back or shying away from any emotion or situation when absorbing the 18 tracks of her debut…
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Wed, Oct. 1, 9pm EDT - 'The Doors' by The Doors

1967. Rock's first billboard. The Doors. The self-titled debut album by bandmates Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison.  Yes, it contains "Light My Fire", The Doors most popular song, but frankly that's just the beginning.  "Break on Through" is an…
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Wed, Sep. 17, 9pm EDT - 'Moon Safari' by Air

If it were possible for an album to make a listener float through the sky like a hot air balloon, I think Moon Safari would be the album to make it happen.

This 1998 release by Air is phenomenal.  After…
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