There are about 80 million songs on Spotify at any given time, and listening to them continuously would take a very long time *checking my notes*. But while virtually every all-time classic can be streamed with the tap of a phone or the click of a mouse, there are some great albums that aren’t on there, for record label political reasons or not. , has been withdrawn. In anger, or simply slip off the back of the sofa of history and be forgotten.A twisted take on public service journalism, here are the best albums you can’t listen to on Spotify right now
Black Sabbath – The Headless Cross (1989)
Black Sabbath were on the decline in the late ’80s, but the album they made with singer Tony Martin had staunch defenders. headless cross Featured as one of their best non-Ozzy/Dio records – when death calls and kill in the spirit world It’s loaded with classic Tony Iommi riffs, while the presence (and co-production) of Cozy Powell on drums gives the whole thing more punch. However, the album failed to re-establish the band and the label IRS collapsed after a few years. headless cross and follow up Teal It’s currently in a streaming dead end, but a reissue is rumored to fix the situation.
AC/DC – High Voltage (Australian Edition) (1975)
The international version of high voltage The song that launched AC/DC to the world in 1976 is readily available on Spotify, but there’s no trace of the previous year’s Australian version.Apart from the title and songs, there is little overlap between the two little lover and she has a ball.other songs ’74 Jailbreak EP and 2009’s backtrack It’s a box set, but this version is high voltage It’s not yet on Spotify in its original form.
Neil Young – Harvest (1972)
Neil Young is Spotify’s most famous reducenik. Frustrated with the quality of digital music, he briefly launched his own download service and player, his Pono, in 2014 as a hi-res alternative to other platforms. Most of the album remained on his Spotify. In January 2022, things changed. He removed his music from the service after Spotify decided to continue hosting. Joe Rogan Experience A podcast after Logan was accused of spreading coronavirus disinformation. None of that, including the 1972 Landmark harvest,i’m back.
Badlands – Badlands (1989)
One of the great forgotten supergroups of the late ’80s, blues-rockers Badlands included former Ozzy guitarist Jake E Lee, former Black Sabbath/later Kiss drummer Eric Singer, Singer Ray Gillen, who I missed when I blinked, was appearing. Sabbath. Their classy self-titled debut album was well received at the time, but Gillen and Lee fell out, and the Badlands released their second album on their Atlantic label soon after, before Gillen’s death in 1993. discontinued. Badlands was reissued in 2010, but remains MIA on Spotify.
Budgie – In For The Kill (1974)
The Welsh power trio is one of the defining examples of a band whose influence transcends commercial success. Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Soundgarden have all covered Budgie’s songs, but a rare selection of the group’s songs are available on his Spotify.2013 remaster of their eponymous 1971 debut and 1972 sequel squawk Their fourth album, 1974, was the group’s highest charting release in the UK. In For The Kill is markedly lacking. It still sounds ahead of its time. Brain surgery short-term intensive course Later covered by Metallica, zoom club It’s a progressive metal jam that spreads.
Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark (1974)
Joni Mitchell Supports Friend Neil Young’s Protest, Removes His Album From Spotify Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Like Young, Mitchell doesn’t really need Spotify because his legacy is so well established. That said, it’s still a shame that some people don’t own Spotify. coat and spark You can no longer legally listen to it on vinyl, CD, or 8-track.
Judas Priest – Jugulator (1997)
I’m tempted to suspect there is some kind of concerted conspiracy to erase the Tim Ripper-Owens era from the illustrious history of Judas Priest. jugulator and in 2001 Dismantling, on Spotify. A more naive explanation might be that these were the only albums Priest recorded for the Steamhammer label, so it could simply be a licensing issue. Whatever the cause, it’s a shame. jugulator They tackled grunge and alternative rock head-on and delivered an album that was unapologetically metal from first note to last.
Tesla – The Radio Controversy (1989)
Several of the 13 songs on the Sacramento Rockers’ second album are on Spotify, but only on subsequent compilations. The rest? Nada. Tesla was one of the great hard rock bands of his time, radio controversy is their best 59 minutes 18 seconds.
Wolfsbane – Live Fast, Die Fast (1989)
Most recently, Blaise Bailey, best known for replacing Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden in the 1990s, was a member of the famed band Tamworth Terrors Wolfsbane. The band, known as The Howling Mad Shitheads, had their insane fans calling themselves The Howling Mad Shitheads. Due to the buzz around Wolfsbane, Rick Rubin signed them to his own label, Def Jam, and flew them to the US to work on what would be their debut album. It ended up taking the band’s life the moment they entered the studio. A case of great songs and crappy stuff – you know what’s actually on Spotify.
Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction – Tattooed Beat Messiah (1988)
Zodiac Mindwarp is former illustrator-turned-rock god Mark Manning’s fanatical rock star alter ego and their debut album. tattooed beat messiah (co-produced with techno provocateurs KLF’s Bill Drummond) is a subversive biker-rock, Tyrannosaurus-like bad wordplay and comic book-quoted masterpiece. Was it an homage to over-the-top hard rock, or a parody of it? Maybe a little bit of both. A world denied access on Spotify is certainly a poorer place.
XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999) & Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (2000)
Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding’s art-pop maverick XTC bowed out after a lengthy legal battle with former label Virgin over control of the music, releasing two albums on the Cooking Vinyl label. bottom.who wants something different rarity I would be disappointed Apple Venus Volume 1 is a marvelous invention, with its sparse acoustic arrangements and ingenious use of strings.guitar led wasp star is the quintessential classic sound of XTC, full of unconventional and fun pop songs. While Virgin-era songs are on Spotify, XTC continues to maintain its double bill.