Track One Music Club
Track One Music Club was launched in January 2017 as a spin-off of Chapter One Book Group.
The current schedule can be viewed below:
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
In their sixth studio album, Arctic Monkey defied both fan and critical expectations while exploring themes of consumerism, politics, religion and technology while drawing heavily from science fiction and film. A concept album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is set in the titular luxury lunar resort built at the site of the 1969 moon landing. Utilizing several unreliable narrators, the album refers frequently to science fiction and incorporates hyperrealist satire and interstellar escapism in order to explore entertainment’s role in periods of social change. While being notably less accessible and more divisive than Arctic Monkeys’ previous work, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino still received positive reviews from critics and the band’s devoted fanbase.
George Clinton began his P-Funk Mythology in earnest with this concept album from Parliament. Mothership Connection utilizes themes of Afrofuturism and ancient aliens while telling the story of an alien race fleeing their homeworld, which is dying from their lack of funk. Desperate for funk of their own, they come to Earth and attempt to steal it from humanity. Beloved by fans of funk and certified gold, Mothership Connection has endured as one of the funkiest albums of all time. P-Funk’s Dr. Seussian Afrofunk has been cited as a critical component of the Afrofuturism movement, and Mothership Connection was the album that started it all.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
In their third album, Rainbow Kitten Surprise mixes poetic lyrics with memorable melodies and impassioned drumbeats to deliver what fans and critics are calling their best album yet. Praised for lead vocalist Sam Melo's expansive range and the band's willingness to transcend the limitations of a single genre, How To: Friend, Love, Freefall has also been noted for its high production values and thoughtful delivery.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill made history with the release of her first and only solo album. The album went on to win five Grammys out of ten nominations in 1999, making Hill the first woman to receive that many nominations in one year as well as the first woman to win that many Grammys in a single night and making The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill the first hip hop album to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album was praised by fans and critics alike for Hill’s presentation of a woman's perspective on life, love and faith, as well as her ability to balance the strength and confidence of her singing and rapping vocals with vulnerable themes and sentiment. Despite being a deeply personal album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has been noted for its universal appeal and has earned Hill a dedicated fan base despite her never releasing another solo album.