Maybe at At 3:33pm on 13th October, stop what you’re doing, sit back, relax and play an album of choice in full from start to finish. It could be rejoicing in your favourite album of all-time or selecting an album you’ve never heard before.

We want to see what your ultimate National Album Day album of choice is – let us know by using the hashtag #NationalAlbumDay and handle @AlbumDayUK and @rockshotmaga #rockshotmag

National Album Day: Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins

National Album Day: Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins

Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins; the album that gave me the power to get through my teenage chaos years and forever find other ‘Pumpkin heads’ in life, making life long friends out of them. Back from the times when you actually listened to an entire album, from...

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National Album Day: Bad by Michael Jackson

National Album Day: Bad by Michael Jackson

Bad was the very first album that I have a conscious memory of wanting to absorb in its entirety in the way that seems trivial these days; pouring over the fold out album booklet from my father’s cassette tape and consuming the videos on television over and over...

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National Album Day: Solid Air by John Martin

National Album Day: Solid Air by John Martin

Solid Air is an album that had me hooked from the opening few seconds on first listen. For me, John Martyn is (was) one of the finest songwriters out there. The way he captures raw emotion is staggering and songs like May You Never, Over The Hill and the title track...

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National Album Day: Achtung Baby by U2

National Album Day: Achtung Baby by U2

Yes, The Joshua Tree has the bigger hits, but U2's seventh studio album is a far more interesting prospect. Dark, tortured, experimental, it's the sound of a band who were trying to find their way, just a few years after Time magazine had called them "Rock's hottest...

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National Album Day: Moving Pictures by Rush

National Album Day: Moving Pictures by Rush

In 1987, I was nineteen years old (please don’t work it out). On a warm summer’s night and after an extremely alcoholic trip out, my friend Stuart James put on Moving Pictures by Rush. I didn’t know what it was and I’d not really heard much Rush to that point. I had...

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National Album Day: Low Slung Town by Beef

National Album Day: Low Slung Town by Beef

I have never met another person who owns this album, which is a terrible shame because it is one of the few albums from 1990 I still play from start to finish without cherry picking tracks. Beef, (not to be confused with a different band with the same name who started...

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National Album Day: Let It Bleed by Rolling Stones

National Album Day: Let It Bleed by Rolling Stones

The one album that I could not live without is Let It Bleed by Rolling Stones. When I first became interested in music Glam Rock was at it's height. I was surrounded by Ballroom Blitz-es and New York Groove's. I was being urged to Bang A Gong and even try a Glass Of...

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National Album Day: Nevermind by Nirvana

National Album Day: Nevermind by Nirvana

When someone asks me about my musical inspirations first to mind comes The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, AC/DC, Janis Joplin, and Nirvana to name just a few. But if anybody wants to know the album that changed my entire life and made me who I am now, that has to be...

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National Album Day: Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan

National Album Day: Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan

Blood On The Tracks is an album for every season. I first heard it as a teenager and it seems as deeply intriguing, as powerfully emotional and as satisfyingly comforting to me today as it did back then. Hilarious and tragic, soothing and bitter, lonely and redeemed,...

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National Album Day: Violent Femmes

National Album Day: Violent Femmes

  I first caught wind of the Violent Femmes six years after the release of their debut album, at the tender age of 14. Followed in quick succession by Hallowed Ground and 3, the Violent Femmes’ self titled album speaks to a younger audience, with the consequent...

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Shania Twain @ Glastonbury Festival 2024 (Kalpesh Patel)

Sunday In Photos At Glastonbury 2024

Check out all the goings on across the final day at Glastonbury Festival 2024 in glorious photos with the likes of Shania Twain, Nothing But Thieves, Avril Lavigne, Toby Lee and Paloma Faith among others!

Coldplay @ Glastonbury Festival 2024 (John Hayhurst)

Saturday In Photos At Glastonbury 2024

Check out all the goings on across Saturday at Glastonbury Festival 2024 in glorious photos with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Kara Jackson, Michael Kiwanuka, Camila Cabello and Coldplay among others!

Morgan Wade (Press)

Morgan Wade Teases Third LP Obsessed With Latest Single Total Control

As she prepares for the release of her third major label album, Obsessed, Morgan Wade gives fans a last tantalising...
Sam Palladio - Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo (Kalpesh Patel)

Sam Palladio Shares Gone Like The Summer From His Forthcoming Debut LP

Acclaimed musician and actor Sam Palladio has released his brand new single Gone Like The Summer, taken from his forthcoming debut album The Perfect Summer’s Day, Before We Lost The Light which drops on 13th September.

PJ Harvey @ Glastonbury Festival 2024 (Kalpesh Patel)

Friday In Photos At Glastonbury 2024

Check out all the goings on across Friday at Glastonbury Festival 2024 in glorious photos with the likes of PJ Harvey, Olivia Dean, Squeeze, Headie One and LCD Soundsystem among others!

Ben Goldsmith (Miranda McDonald)

Ben Goldsmith Gets Punchy With Wish We Never Met

Singer-songwriter and multidimensional artist Ben Goldsmith has released his punchy new single Wish We Never Met. The track is taken from his upcoming album The Start Of Something Beautiful, available 13th September.

Kingfishr @ 3Olympia Theatre (Press)

Kingfishr Release Live From Dublin LP

Rising Irish indie-folk band Kingfishr have released Live From Dublin. The 11 track live album was recorded on the 21st of March this year, when the trio played the first of two sold out shows at the 3Olympia Theatre in Ireland

Dawes (Jon Chu)

Dawes Celebrate New Era With New Album And Lead Single House Parties

Acclaimed California rock band Dawes have shared their new single, House Parties alongside an official music video. Co-produced by brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith alongside longtime friend Mike Viola, House Parties marks the first single from Dawes’ upcoming ninth studio album, Oh Brother, arriving on 11th October via Dead Ringers, the band’s own imprint.

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