I’ve always been more into albums than singles; I like to listen to complete collections of music than a more radio-like random playlist. And even better if I can listen to the whole body of an artist’s work, to hear how they have developed over the years.
This week, inspired by waking up to a Led Zeppelin song on the radio, I’ve had a Led Zep-a-thon.
While working at the University of St Andrews, on long coding projects, I would often have artist-a-thons—listening to the complete back-catalogue of an artist before moving on to the next.
During this COVID-19 lock down, I decided to reinstate the discipline.
- Led Zeppelin I (1969)
- Led Zeppelin II (1969)
- Led Zeppelin III (1970)
- Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
- Houses of the Holy (1973)
- Physical Graffiti (1975)
- Presence (1976)
- In Through the Out Door (1979)
- Coda (1982)
- BBC Sessions (1997)
The question is… what next? Maybe I’ll do an A to Z of artists, one artist per letter starting with, hmm… Manchester prog rock outfit Amplifier.