writing a record review of an album that is significant in rock music
Write a biography of the group you’re critiquing. This include the year the group/artist began recording, a list of and year of recordings, billboard chat positions, and any rewards, Grammy’s, etc. www.allmusic.com is a great source for biographical information.
There are 3 sections provided for this Assignment:
You will need to include all of the specifics of the recording, record label, producer(s), year and dates of recording. Listen to the album several times as if you were a record critic and write an overview of the album, i.e. style of music, mood, highlights, low lights, etc. Here are some things to consider: Is there a unifying theme throughout the album? Are there contrasting themes? If so, what are they? Is there enough variety musically in your opinion? What is about this album in particular that makes it stand out?
Pick four songs and discuss them in more detail. Discuss your likes and dislikes as we have in relation to the journal entries in class but you will need to go into more detail. Discuss any other elements you find compelling, i.e., imagery from the lyrics or lack thereof, the use of and/or role of instrumentation, tempos, solos, vocals, etc.
Summarize your experience. Would you recommend this album to other listeners? Why or why not? Include any other points you would like to make to support your recommendation.
Paper must be 5 pages minimum.