Friday 28 October 2016

Seven great albums to listen to...

Foreword: Dr Eoin Devereux

Published 17/08/2015 | 06:00

Dr Eoin Devereux
Dr Eoin Devereux
Blue, by Joni Mitchell.
The Very Best of Bob Dylan, by Bob Dylan.
Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd.
Harvest Moon, by Neil Young.
Kind of Blue, by Miles Davis.
Rubber Soul, by The Beatles.
Physical Graffiti, by Led Zeppelin.

The UL campus community were asked to nominate albums which might be considered essential listening for our incoming first year students.

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This year's nominations include a number of classics from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin all of which have undoubtedly stood the test of time.

Like all lists it is subjective and will hopefully be the subject of debate. There's no Bowie? Where are Joy Division, Arcade Fire or U2?

Music of all genres performs an essential function in all of our lives.

Individual songs and albums can and do work as a soundtrack to our personal lives.

This is perhaps particularly obvious in our late teens and early adulthood when songs and song lyrics become forever associated with our emotional and other experiences.

Dr Eoin Devereux

Popular Music and Popular Music Culture Research Cluster,

University of Limerick

The magnificent seven...

The Very  Best of Bob Dylan 2000 - Bob Dylan

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Harvest Moon - Neil Young

Rubber Soul - The Beatles

Blue - Joni Mitchell

Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin

Kind of Blue - Miles Davis

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