Sophie’s Selections: Unwrapping “The Gift”

Sophie’s Selections: Unwrapping “The Gift”

Nestled between the Velvet Underground’s impressive debut The Velvet Underground & Nico and their eponymous third album The Velvet Underground is the comparably overlooked LP, White Light/White Heat. Running just over 40 minutes in length, this 6-track album is the last of the group’s work with John Cale, a masterful multi-instrumentalist and founding member of … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Unwrapping “The Gift””

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

On the last day of the year 2000, a relatively unknown three-person rock band hailing from Brooklyn debuted a five-song EP with a picture of a girl wearing a necklace with big gold letters that spelled out “Master” on the front. It was the first recorded form of their sound that they put out for … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP”

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Bowie is an undeniable rock superstar. The man was a creative chameleon, whose many–faced influence still reverberates in music today. With an oeuvre as large as his, it’s inevitable that some of his work stands out over the rest – most often The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, sometimes leaving the … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Hunky Dory by David Bowie”