Six Albums That Came Out on 9/11
September 11, 2001 was a lot of things, but it was also a Tuesday, meaning that it was the day new CDs were out in stores (the iTunes Store was still a year and a half away from existence--how did we survive back then?). And not just any records, but quite a few fairly significant ones. Here are six.
Bob Dylan, "Love and Theft"
Dylan's 31st studio album, but the second of three late-career masterpieces released in the late '90s and early '00s (sandwiched between 1997's Time Out of Mind and 2006's Modern Times). Featuring "Mississippi," "Summer Days" and other "this guy's how old and he's writing songs this good?" tracks.
Prophetic Lyric: "'I'm gonna spare the defeated, boys, I'm going to speak to the crowd; I am goin' to teach peace to the conquered; I'm gonna tame the proud," "Lonesome Day Blues."
Sure, one could make the easy "the terrorist attacks weren't the worst thing to happen on that day" jokes, but it's perhaps more profound to ruminate on how much more career humiliation Mariah Carey would have suffered for her ill-fated film Glitter had 9/11 not happened. And now she's acting in a movie called Precious, which looks legitimately good. Full circle and all that.
Prophetic Lyric: Pass.
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