When it comes so-called ‘classic’ albums I assume that they’ll find me eventually, perhaps via an article or a review, or maybe a chance discovery in a chazza, ye olde recorde shoppe or boot sale. Sometimes it’s a case of wondering what all the fuss was about, but every so often one will knock me little socks right off and I’ll wonder where it’s been all my life.
I write this because on Sunday I stumbled across a few such classics at a car boot, and over the last two evenings have been left reeling – REELING I tell you – by the wonder that is Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, and aside from the well-known title track I’ve clearly been missing out; despite owning a couple of his other LPs, and being aware of its good standing, I never felt the need to seek it out.
Anyway, what classic album(s) have you only just discovered recently? And was it shit or not? Do tell.
N.B. It must be commonly thought of as a proper ‘classic’. Points will be deducted for wilful obscurity.