classic covers montageWe all have those albums that are near and dear to our hearts.  Perhaps they guided you through those tough teenage years of angst and heartbreak.  Perhaps they provided the unforgettable soundtrack to the road trip that changed your life.  Perhaps you wrote a senior thesis on their cultural implications.  Or perhaps you just see how monumentally influential they’ve been in the formation of that vast, strange pantheon we know as rock and roll.

What exactly makes an album CLASSIC might vary from the most personal reasons to the most universal, but at the end of the day there’s no denying that certain albums stand above the others for the impact they’ve had, both immediate and enduring, on the world of music and the people who populate it.  Well, here at last is your big chance to share with the world the reasons why you consider a certain pillar of artistic achievement to be worthy of this status.

Here at the Bent Unit, we are now accepting open submissions for reviews of classic albums.  The criteria are simple:  pick an album that you consider a classic, and tell us what’s so great about it.  And try to do so somewhere in the range of 300-800 words.  Easy!

Submissions can be sent via email to, with the subject line “Classic Album Review”.  Of course, we’ll filter through the entries for relevance, and do any editing that’s necessary, but we’ll gladly credit you as the author.  Entries chosen for publication will be put out on a weekly basis until we run out.

If you need some inspiration, check out these classic album reviews I wrote of some personal favorites by Jethro Tull and Creedence Clearwater Revival.


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