BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Standout Albums Turning 50 In 2021

Turn Up The Volume picked these 5 standout albums
celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2021

– WHAT’S GOING ONMARVIN GAYE

Released: 21 May 1971 – his 11th LP
Pitchfork said: “What’s Going On isn’t a fiery album filled with timely sloganeering.
Part of its long-lasting appeal involves an element of true-to-life resignation
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– STICKY FINGERS – THE ROLLING STONES

Released: 23 April 1971 – their 9th LP
BBC Music wrote: “While many hold their next album, Exile On Main St., as their zenith, Sticky Fingers, balancing on the knife edge between the 60s and 70s, remains their most coherent statement.”

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– ELECTRIC WARRIOR – T. REX

Released: 24 September 1971 – 6th LP
AllMusic said: “The album that essentially kick-started the U.K. glam rock craze, Electric Warrior completes T. Rex’s transformation from hippie folk-rockers into flamboyant avatars
of trashy rock & roll.”

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– LED ZEPPELIN IV – LED ZEPPELIN

Released: 8 November 1971 – fourth LP
BBC Music: “Led Zeppelin IV, is still, for many, the best example of the group’s craft. Robert Plant thinks so himself. He has been quoted saying, simply: “the Fourth Album, that’s it.”

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– THE YES ALBUM – YES

Released: 19 February 1971 -their third LP
AllMusic said: “The Yes Album constituted a de facto second debut, introducing
the sound that would carry them forward across the next decade or more.”

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