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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Chris Shiflett (Jarrod Anthonee)

Honky Tonk Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett Returns With Long, Long Year

Punk veteran, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, alt-country songwriter and modern-day guitar hero, Chris Shifflet...
The Murder Capital (Kalpesh Patel)

The Murder Capital Bring Only Good Things

Dublin-based Post-Punk act The Murder Capital have shared their new song Only Good Things this week,, a bright and...
Lissie (Lili Peper)

Lissie Shares Her Night Moves

With her new Americana-tinged indie folk album Carving Canyons dropping in just two short months – on September 16th...
Kamran @ Glastonbury 2022 (Kalpesh Patel)

Feature: Returning To Glastonbury Festival In 2022 With Children

By now most people that know my wife and me will ask us, as June approaches, if we're going to Glastonbury Festival...
Duran Duran @ BST Hyde Park (Louise Morris)

Duran Duran at BST Hyde Park 2022: Future Past and Present

Originally scheduled pre-pandemic as a double headliner with Grace Jones and Duran Duran, this instalment of Hyde...
Peter Hook & The Light @ Brixton Academy (Richard Gray)

Peter Hook & The Light Live At Brixton Academy Celebrating Joy Division and New Order’s legacy

This show was originally meant to take place in May in 2020 and was delayed by the Pandemic. This show was a...
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park 2022 – Day Two: A Photo Diary

RockShot were in attendance for both of the Pearl Jam performances at their two-night residency at BST Hyde Park. This is the story of day two.

Pearl Jam @ BST Hyde Park (Kalpesh Patel)

Pearl Jam at BST Hyde Park 2022: An Intimate Show On A Massive Scale

There’s something to be said about a band – known for their humble beginnings in dingy Seattle basements – to have...
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