Tag: Virgin Records

Song Of The Day: David Sylvian, “Steel Cathedrals”

Taken from the Virgin Records release, Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities.

The Verve: Urban Hymns (Virgin)

The Verve’s third album, Urban Hymns, was an album that propelled the band to international success. It was also their veritable swan song, as they would split up a little more than a year after its release. But the band’s fate doesn’t detract from the truth that this massive box set has to offer: that it was easily one of the finest albums of the 1990s.

Camper Van Beethoven: Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart/Key Lime Pie (Omnivore)

The college-rock explosion of the mid-to-late 1980s was a fertile, creative time, even though the genre gets written out of the rock history books, thanks to the burgeoning “alternative rock” scene and subsequent “grunge explosion.”  College-rock bands were melodic, a little rock, and not particularly ashamed of showing some ambition–after all, R.E.M. and 10,000 Maniacs obtained success while still… Read More ›