After a week of work, sometimes you don’t feel like going out and the best option is to stay at home enjoying good music accompanied by a delicious pizza with the phone turned off because with this plan what you want is to spend a little time alone.
With your colleagues after days without seeing each other, beers, fries, and music, what could go wrong? A whole night of fun and adrenaline is planted! Here are the 5 Albums Perfect For Friday Nights:
Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
The second album of the fathers of heavy metal as we know it was going to be called War Pigs until the last moment and the legendary theme that gave it its name was a filler song recorded quickly and running, based on a simple guitar riff by Tony Iommi.
And yet the British band managed to release an album that was a true instruction manual for all subsequent hard rock bands and a punch in the face of the hippy movement and the prevailing psychedelia of that time.
AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)
How could AC/DC repeat the resounding success of their Highway To Hell? And above all, how could they do it after the death of their charismatic frontman Bon Scott?
Well, with the blessing of Scott’s family, they recruited Brian Johnson, and against all odds, they created the best album of their career: a masterpiece of pure rock energy in 42 devastating minutes.
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
They say that half of what you see and hear in rock music today comes from Bowie and the other half doesn’t matter. And while that may be a bit of an exaggeration, this torrent of glam cascading from the planet Mars is – along with Tommy and Jethro Tull’s Thick as a brick – the ultimate concept album.
His alter ego in the form of a bisexual alien superstar left us one of his best songs, Starman, and with this masterpiece of galactic proportions, he redefined what a rockstar could be.
The Beatles – Revolver (1966)
Can you choose the best album by a band as huge as the Beatles? It would be like choosing whether you love dad, mom or your eleven siblings more. But since we have fallen into our own trap and are forced to keep one, that must be Revolver.
This Sgt. Pepper before Sgt. Pepper was a major leap forward in their sound and manages to blow your mind in a million ways, jumping from the rock of Taxman to the psychedelia of Tomorrow Never Knows, and from the Eleanor Rigby symphony to the fun Yellow submarine sound effects (with Paul and John blowing bubbles in a bowl of water, for example). Not in vain is it considered one of the most innovative albums in the history of music.
Led Zeppelin – IV (1971)
Surely the very VERY fans of Led Zeppelin would keep the magnificent Physical Graffiti as the band’s most complete album, but this IV has so many hits that it is impossible not to recommend it to those who enter Zep territory for the first time.
Pure rock and roll (literally, on track 2), with the right dose of folk and hard rock, as well as, of course, the best guitar solo in history. Thanks for everything, Jimmy Page.