For most standard solo or group releases, I generally end up getting some exposure to the albums before seeing the cover art. Whether it’s a song on the radio, a music video, or even an album review, those often have the greatest impact on what I purchase. As a result, standard releases don’t fit the qualifications here for me.
On the other hand, compilati...(more)
After finding success as a producer and performer in both The Neptunes and N.E.R.D., Pharrell Williams - aka For Real - released his first solo album, In My Mind, in July of 2006. The artwork was a simple avatar version of Pharrell, which wouldn’t seem to be worthy of a major discussion. However,...(more)
The year was 2010 when an electro-house song by Kavinsky (Vincent Belorgey) called “Nightcall” became an underground sensation and introduced many people to the dark side of electronic music. In a modern era where pop-oriented house songs have dominated the airwaves, his sound was a deliberate th...(more)