#315Albums is a list of 315 albums that appear on both the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, as well as the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die book, edited by Robert Dimery. At its best, it is a representation of some of the greatest music ever released; at its worst, it is a journey through the history of music that the majority see as important, influential, and/or relevant. If nothing else, these albums are worth experiencing at least once to get a better understanding of music, which is why we are working to complete all #315Albums.
“Richard’s raucous 1957 debut album collected singles such as ‘Rip It Up’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’, in which his rollicking boogie-woogie piano and falsetto scream ignited the unfettered possibilities of rock & roll.”
Artist: Little Richard
Album: Here’s Little Richard
Rolling Stones Ranking: 50
Little Richard has one of the most unique, recognizable voices I’ve ever heard, and Here’s Little Richard starts with a bang. “Tutti Frutti” kicks-off the album, and sets the exact tone that Richard is going to deliver through the last song. This is a situation where if you like the popular “Tuti Frutti”, then you’re going to love the rest of Here’s Little Richard. He puts on no pretenses, and just goes for it on every track. It’s an incredibly fun album to listen through, and takes less than half an hour to complete. I defintiely recommend this one because of Little Richard’s wonderful voice, and uptempo, poppy beats. Here’s Little Richard isn’t deep, but it’s a lot of fun.
Image and quote courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.