Classic Album Project

Classic Albums Project


Assignment: You will create a powerpoint presentation explaining the significance of a classic album in rock history.


            Your powerpoint should cover all of the following:

-         Background on the band

-         Information on the recording of the album

-         Key Songs

   o       Discuss the musical elements and lyrical content

-         Chart History

-         Critical Reception

   o       Both at the time of release and presently

-         Impact on Music

-         Impact on Society

-         Artwork


- You must include a list of sources!



Classic Album Options

***you must get my approval before choosing an album***


Pink Floyd: “Dark Side of the Moon”    “The Wall”


The Beatles:  “Rubber Soul”   “Revolver”   “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hears Club Band”


Bob Dylan:  “Bringing It All Back Home”   “Blonde on Blonde”


Van Halen:  “Van Halen”


Black Sabbath: “Paranoid”


Guns n Roses:  “Appetite for Destruction”


Nirvana: “Nevermind”


Fleetwood Mac: “Rumours”


The Beach Boys:  “Pet Sounds”


Van Morrison:  “Moondance”


The Who:  “Tommy”   “Who’se Next”


U2:  “The Joshua Tree”


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:  “Born to Run”


The Rolling Stones:  “Exile on Main Street”   “Sticky Fingers”


The Doors: “The Doors”


Cream:  “Disraeli Gears”


Queen: “Night at the Opera”


The Velvet Underground:  “The Velvet Underground and Nico”


Radiohead:  “OK Computer”


NWA:  “Straight Outta Compton”


Iggy Pop and The Stooges: “Raw Power”


The Clash: “London Calling”


The Jimi Hendrix Experience:  “Are You Experienced?”


The Ramones:  “The Ramones”


Public Enemy:  “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”


Beck: “Odelay”


The Beastie Boys:  “Paul’s Boutique”


Led Zeppelin:  “Led Zeppelin 2”


Johnny Cash: “Live at Folsom Prison”


The Smiths:  “The Smiths”


Metallica:  “Ride the Lightning”


Pearl Jam: “Ten”