Seven great albums to listen to...
Foreword: Dr Eoin Devereux
The UL campus community were asked to nominate albums which might be considered essential listening for our incoming first year students.
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