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Gateway Albums: Two Lists

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 07:52 AM

Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird and music writer Michael Azerrad join us today to talk about "gateway albums," those curiosity-sparking releases that compel a listener to dig deeper into a particular genre or artist. Check out their personal lists of gateway albums below. Tell us: What's your gateway album? What did it help you discover?

Andrew Bird

Lester Young – The Jazz Giants '56

Ray Charles – What I'd Say

Henryk Górecki - Symphony No. 3

Various Artists, Southern Journey Volume 6: Sheep, Sheep Don'tcha Know The Road – Southern Music, Sacred And Sinful

The Staples Singers – Best of the Veejay Years

Michael Azerrad

The Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends

The Replacements – "Hey, Good Lookin'" (b-side of "I Will Dare" single)

Olatunji – Drums of Passion

Steve Reich – Drumming


Michael Azerrad and Andrew Bird


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