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:
Released over 25 years ago, Pixies' sophomore album has been noted for its variance from melodic to brutal sound and its exploration of themes like death and god. Heralded as a landmark album in alternative rock, Doolittle has been noted for the internal strife between members of Pixies that was going on during the recording of the album as much as it has been celebrated by fans of the band and rock in general.
In his eighth album, Jonathan Coulton stepped far out of his comfort zone by writing largely non-comedic lyrics that contain few references to geek culture. Instead, Artificial Heart tackles heavier themes including betrayal, commitment, abandonment and surrender. Artificial Heart also stands out from the rest of Coulton's oeuvre as it was his first album to be produced by someone other than himself, the first to be recorded in a studio, the first to be written for a full band and the first to feature guest lead vocals and a duet. Artificial Heart was also Coultan's first album to chart, reaching #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums.
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.