Album Essays

  • Album Reviews

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    Album Reviews There is a time to be concise and a juncture to be descriptive. Technology allows downloads to be purchased track by track or the whole album if the user wishes. Music is a physical reaction and in turn whatever one experiences in their gut can be felt by a listener who the composer never meets. When you listen to new music with previously unheard titled tracks from your preferred artist you naturally want to hope for the best. Regrettably, even your favorite bands can sell out posing

  • Experience of Purchasing an Album

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    The Clash. I decided to purchase the album online in digital format because I did not want to go on a bus to find a music store to purchase this album. Also, I knew that if I bought the album on a CD from an online retailer I would have to wait a couple of days before I could listen to the CD. I wanted instant gratification, therefore, I knew that a digital copy from an online store was the way to go. Next, I had to select where I would purchase the album online. There are multiple online stores

  • My Photo Album

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    My Photo Album Overheard at University College London: "Because when you write this way- with this pomp and circumstance covering for any substantive thought- you aren't fooling me"...... CRASH. "OUCH! Old son- you seem to have just thrown me out a window!" If I had been given this little lecture by Mr. Pomp and Circumstance, the previous scene is what would have been witnessed. I would have thrown him out a window for two reasons. First and foremost, he sounds like an obnoxious, holier

  • Jazz Albums as Art

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    Jazz Albums as Art In the Process of Completing Research for This Issue, I Realized That What I Want to Say May Be Divided into Two Sections. Part One Surveys the General Topic of Album Art; Part Two (Outlined in the Accompanying Sidebar) Considers the Conspicuous Absence of Black Artists from the Process of Designing Jazz Packages: Covers, Liner Notes Etc. This Second Part Will Be Published in an Upcoming Issue.--R.G.O'M. The enclosed portfolio of album cover art springs from my ongoing concern

  • Family Albums: A Practical Analysis

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    Since their inception in the 1860s, family albums have played an important role as the promoters of familial ideology and treasures of familial memory. ‘Most family photograph albums in containing a great variety of items, both identified and unidentified, from different periods and of varying quality,’ held together by their collective identity with the family (Schoeman, 1996: 8). The function of familial photography is to ‘fix perception and memory, represent a method of preserving memories, document

  • Kanye West Album Comparison

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    For this analysis, the two album covers that will be discussed are a couple from the artist Kanye West. The first album is Late Registration and the second is Graduation. Although these albums have titles concerning school, the album covers have very clear differences. Both of these albums have a main attraction, the bear, which is shown to evolve not only in these albums, but past albums of this same artist as well. Both albums in this case are focused on the bear, which is something that many

  • Let Me In: Album Analysis

    1640 Words  | 4 Pages

    The goal of my project was to create a 12-15 song album that was unique, authentic, and unlike other albums out there. I did this by writing unorthodox lyrics, doing this form of A Capella production, and promoted through social media, mainly Tumblr. This project utilizes the Global Context of Personal and Cultural Expression by expressing my thoughts and ideas through poetic and aural components. Music is an art form, and my personal favorite. It also is encompassed by the Pillar of Talent Supply

  • Analysis of album art of the 20th Century

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    why album art is an essential part of any music CD, an eye catcher that can make a consumer purchase a piece of music that they might not even like. Nowadays the graphics still exist, so do music shops, CD’s and CD covers but due to development of technology with each year more and more people buy music online. But let’s go back to pre internet times and look at CD covers of the late 60’s and 70’s – decades of the revolution of music and graphics, among other things. The two pieces of album art

  • Proposal for Album Cover Business Plan

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    My business plan is to draw, paint, take photos and design artwork for musician’s album covers. My main target audience is musicians that are starting out in the music industry and need ideas or musicians that need a design for a new logo or album cover. There are bands and many solo artists the create music daily so the chance of running low on customers should be rare. Due to the public, music is more about marketing the artwork and becoming more important as it the first thing the customer

  • Comparing the Black Album and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses

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    The Black Album and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses British writer C.C. Colton once claimed, "Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but--live for it" (Copeland 345). Indeed, if nothing else, Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album shows the depths to which people concern themselves with questions of religion, ethnicity, and the identity associated with them. Kureishi's themes and symbolism work within a larger context of the politics of identity, race, and

  • Little Mix Salute Album Review

    934 Words  | 2 Pages

    After their first successful album DNA, Little Mix is back with their new album Salute. Last time around every song was about love and building up self esteem. The new album is mainly about relationships. These 4 British girls Jesy (22), Leigh-Anne (22), Jade (21) and Perrie (20) have taken the world by storm with the sixteen song track list; it’s hard to pick a favourite. This album includes the massive single ‘Move’. Track one Salute is an upbeat song that is about gaining respects for women in

  • Comedic Composition: Analyzing Each Aspect of Creating a Comedy Album

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    to dance on. For comedians, the album is that blank slate to craft into their own. A comedian is given a recording opportunity and told to fill a certain period of time with their jokes. Every comic dreams of releasing an album; only few go out and reach that goal. I made my topic of interest stand-up comedy. This led directly into the making of a stand-up comedy album. I wasn't just going to go out, find some poor quality recorder and then record a low caliber album in front of 15 people. I wanted

  • Foo Fighter Album Analysis

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    Foo Fighters album released July 4, 1995, acts as a continuation and evolution of the grunge rock atmosphere in which it was released. Written and performed almost entirely by Dave Grohl, with one guest performance by Greg Dulli on “X-Static”, the album acts as a response and homage to the death of Grohl’s former band mate Kurt Cobain (Keyes). With many of the songs written while in Nirvana, Foo Fighters shares many attributes with the songs of Grohl’s former band (Erlewine). The album was recorded

  • Album Analysis: Crash

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    Dave Matthews Band’s album Crash was their second major-label release and debatably one of their most popular albums, as well. The band is made up of multiple brilliant musicians consists of the violinist Boyd Tinsley, carter Beauford the drummer, Dave Matthews the main singer, as well as, guitarist, bassist Stefan Lessard, and finally Leroi Moore playing the saxophone (Dmb Tour Members). Dave Matthews Band was started in early 1991 and has only grown bigger and better throughout the years making

  • Concept Album Report

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    The aim of this report is to explain how the concept album was developed. During the analysis, the ideas, influences and applied production techniques will be discussed in detail. Afterwards, an objective and critical conclusion about the album will be outlined. To begin with, the concept of the album is to reflect three specific and positive types of human emotions (hope, happiness and pleasure) through different genres of music, combined with orchestral and live sounds. Arguably, the reason for

  • Analysis Of White Album 2

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    Although White Album 2 has a decent amount of side characters, the majority of its plot points and scenes involve the three main characters: Haruki, Kazusa, and Setsuna. Haruki Kitahara is the main protagonist. He 's very direct as far as what his intentions and thoughts are, never tarrying when it comes to the various articulations that he emits. He is also very decisive when it comes to his views and ideals. He makes sure everyone else knows exactly why he did or said something, if they should

  • Joan Didion The White Album Analysis

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    Is it the abnormality in one’s psychology that cognizes the surroundings as an abnormal society? Or is it the abnormal society that reflects on one’s psychology to make them abnormal? Listed with descriptive examples, Joan Didion’s essay “The White Album” expressed her psychological evaluation and the social absurdity, through not just the meaning of words but also the arrangements. Never ceasing to be doubtful and skeptical on her view of the world, the first paragraph, especially, was filled with

  • Joan Didion The White Album Analysis

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    “The White Album” seems to be a recollection of loosely related events occurring to journalist Joan Didion throughout the sixties. Through her evaluation of her experiences and observations, the authors appears to have a desire to understand those events and connect them to her mental health status. In the first part of her narrative Didion describes how, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” differentiating between the truth and facts of certain events, and how we ourselves perceive those

  • Album: Marshall Mathers LP 2, by Eminem

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    released his 8th and final studio album titled Marshall Mathers LP 2. This album has been highly influential since its release and will continue to be discussed for years to come. Eminem is regarded as one of the best rappers ever and he redefined the genre as one of the first white rappers to be successful. Because of his success, Eminem’s final album is bound to be studied and listened to for decades. The reasons for this stem from the artist himself, the album art and title, and the album’s unique

  • The Thrilling Fifth Album from the Arctic Monkeys

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    world-weary image with an established album ‘AM’. For a band whose lyrics in the early days were jam-packed with mischievous and sassy one-liners, we all wondered whether the Arctic Monkeys actually enjoyed being in a band, or if they were just socially awkward and not used to the fame with their hair covering their face and the really baggy brown hoodies that seemed about twice their size. At times, they also seemed very doubtful of their own fame, whilst their last two albums seemed to be not loved but taken