Friends make a pact to listen and discuss every album from the Robert Dimery book, 1001 Albums you must hear before you die. This isn't a show. It's a document. Each episode has a brief background , music clips, and is recorded in a basement tiki bar so we can make fun of ourselves in ten years.
285 Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
I began to feel that I had been spending so much time exploring the upper atmosphere of music and the more ethereal kind of far-out spacey stuff. Now there was this need to take some more of the earth and to feel a little more tethered; a connection to the earth. ... I was beginning to feel that we (the sextet) were playing this heavy kind of music, and I was tired of everything being heavy. I wanted to play something lighter.
— Hancock's sleeve notes: 1997 CD reissue
284 Faust - Faust IV
Coming on the heels of the cut-and-paste sound-collage schizophrenia of The Faust Tapes, Faust IV seems relatively subdued and conventional, though it's still a far cry from what anyone outside the German avant-garde rock scene was doing.
283 Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
On Roxy Music's debut, the tensions between Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry propelled their music to great, unexpected heights, and for most of the group's second album, For Your Pleasure, the band equals, if not surpasses, those expectations.
282 John Martyn - Solid Air
The album was recorded over eight days and features instrumental contributions by bassist Danny Thompson and members of Fairport Convention. "Solid Air", the title track, was dedicated to a friend of Martyn's, Nick Drake, who would die of an antidepressant overdose 18 months after the album was released. - wikipedia
281 - Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
Serving as Gaye's first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, Let's Get It On incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop, and quiet storm. It has been noted by critics for its sexually suggestive lyrics, and was cited by one writer as "one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded". - Wikipedia
280 Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
Genesis proved that they could rock on Foxtrot but on its follow-up Selling England by the Pound they didn't follow this route, they returned to the English eccentricity of their first records, which wasn't so much a retreat as a consolidation of powers. - AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine