#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.
“After blowing minds as the house band at L.A.’s Whisky-a-Go-Go, where they got fired for playing the Oedipal drama ‘The End,’ the Doors were ready to unleash their organ-driven rock on the world.”
Artist: The Doors
Album: The Doors
Rolling Stones Ranking: 42
Damn! Talk about an album coming out of nowhere to blow me away. That’s exactly what this self-titled album from The Doors managed to do. Here is another band that I have always heard discussed, but didn’t realize I knew a good number of their songs. This one starts out strong, gets better, and then goes super trippy by the time “The End” rolls around. This is one that I will play over and over, and definitely want to find on vinyl. I’m genuinely surprised that this is the only Doors album on this journey, but I’ll definitely be taking a trip through their discography in the coming weeks. I hope the rest of what they have to offer is at least half this good. Fantastic album that is definitely worthy of the high ranking on the Rolling Stone’s list.
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.