1001 Albums I Heard While Alive

Ok guys, Pointy here.

As Moose and I intend for Splitting Cases to be some type of media empire, I figured I might as well get this blog kick-started.

I’m sure most of you have heard of the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. If you haven’t, I’m not sure where you have been but the long and short of it is that it’s a list of the most ‘important’ and ‘influential’ albums of our time. ‘Our time’ being from the 1950’s through to roughly the present day.

Whilst I absolutely love many of the albums on the list, it struck me that it is devoid of guilty pleasures and albums that were loved at a point in time and then forgotten (for better or for worse).

So without further ado, I am announcing a Splitting Cases side-project where each week I will blog about an album from my collection. The series will be called 1001 Albums I Heard While Alive.

Memory permitting, I intend to write about how and when I came across the album, whether it is something I frequently listen to, if I have seen the band play and of course, the album itself.

I will also be getting Moose’s thoughts on:

  • Whether he owns/likes the album
  • Does he think it belongs on the actual 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die list
  • Whether he has any particular thoughts on this record

Oh, and just to make things interesting and ensure I can’t curate this list to make myself look 1337, Mrs. Pointy will be randomly selecting the record from my collection each week.

The first record she has picked is Let It Be….Naked by The Beatles. First instalment to be live shortly!