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Retrospective Album Reviews
Simon and Garfunkel
Was Bookends inspired by Sgt. Peppers? On the surface, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends are about as different as two albums can be. But on closer inspection of the lyrics, the similarities are striking.
RETROSPECTIVE: SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN by Leonard Cohen
Fifty years ago, Leonard Cohen shocked the world by mixing the language of sex with the language of religion. But was he the first person ever to do that?
GENRE: Folk, Soft rock
RETROSPECTIVE: THE KICK INSIDE by Kate Bush
Forty years ago this week, Kate Bush released the album that would make her the first woman in UK history to chart with a song she herself had written. But what made this hugely influential album so different than the standard pop fare of the day?