Iconic Album Artwork Is Being Plastered All Across the U.K.

Photo Credit: National Album Day

A touring exhibition featuring sounds from all over the UK will launch next month. National Album Day is sponsoring the event.

The public exhibition will stop at Glasgow Central Station starting on September 10th. It will travel to Manchester Piccadilly on September 19th and Birmingham New Street on September 30th. Finally, the exhibition will wrap up its tour in London Bridge on October 9th.

National Album Day chose artists representing each part of the UK. These artists selected six albums that have influenced them to be shown alongside their own. The Official Charts Company has also compiled the six biggest-selling albums of each area.

The ‘Sounds of…’ exhibition will feature 24 album choices to create a cross-cultural view of the UK’s musical landscape.

Artists highlighted in the exhibition will include Amy Winehouse, The Cure, Billie Eilish, Fleetwood Mac, Adele, Susan Boyle, and more. You can see the full schedule below. The public will be able to visit the exhibition for free at Network Rail stations.

Sounds of Exhibition Locations

  • 1st – ‘The Sounds of Scotland’ – Glasgow Central: September 10th-19th
  • 2nd – ‘The Sounds of the North’ – Manchester Piccadilly: September 19th-30th
  • 3rd – ‘The Sounds of the Midlands’ – Birmingham New Street: September 30th-October 9th
  • 4th – ‘The Sounds of London & the South’ – London Bridge: October 9th-19th

The Sounds of Scotland

Lewis Capaldi

  1. The Maccabees — Given to the Wild (2012)
  2. Kanye West — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  3. Fleetwood Mac — Rumours (1977)
  4. Bob Dylan — Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  5. Kings of Leon — Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)
  6. Bill Withers — Just As I Am (1971)

Official Charts

  1. Emeli Sandé — Our Version of Events (2012)
  2. Susan Boyle — I Dreamed A Dream (2009)
  3. Paolo Nutini — Sunny Side Up (2009)
  4. KT Tunstall — Eye to The Telescope (2004)
  5. Franz Ferdinand — Franz Ferdinand (2004)
  6. Travis — The Man Who (1999)

Critic — Fiona Shepherd (Scotsman)

  1. The Rezillos – Can’t Stand The Rezillos (1978)
  2. Young Fathers – Dead (2014)
  3. Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk (1996)
  4. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes (1984)
  5. Simple Minds – Empires and Dance (1980)
  6. The Proclaimers – This is the Story (1987)
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Record Shop – Love Music

  1. The Skids – Days In Europa (1979)
  2. Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
  3. The Jesus And Marychain – Psychocandy (1985)
  4. Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix (1995)
  5. Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight (2008)
  6. Gerry Rafferty – City to City (1978)

The Sounds of the North

Elbow

  1. Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)
  2. Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
  3. David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1971)
  4. Joni Mitchell – For The Roses (1972)
  5. Kate Bush – Hounds of Love (1985)
  6. Björk – Vespertine (2001)

Official Charts

  1. David Gray – White Ladder (2000)
  2. Take That – Beautiful World (2006)
  3. Kaiser Chiefs – Employment (2005)
  4. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not (2006) –
  5. Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (1995)
  6. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)

Critic – John Robb

  1. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)
  2. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)
  3. Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
  4. The Fall – Slates (1981)
  5. The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)
  6. Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain (1984)

Record Shop – Piccadilly Records

  1. The Beatles – Revolver (1966)
  2. LFO – Frequencies (1991)
  3. Pulp – Different Class (1995)
  4. Everything But The Girl – Love Not Money (1985)
  5. Children of Zeus – Travel Light (2018)
  6. Jane Weaver – The Silver Globe (2014)

Sounds of The Midlands

Mahalia

  1. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
  2. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
  3. Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae (2006)
  4. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  5. Elli Ingram – Love You Really (2017)
  6. Amy Winehouse – Frank (2003)
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Official Charts

  1. Robbie Williams – Swing When You’re Winning (2001)
  2. James Morrison – Undiscovered (2006)
  3. Ellie Goulding – Halcyon (2012)
  4. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free (2004)
  5. Kasabian – Kasabian (2004)
  6. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg (2012)

Critic – Lyle Bignon

  1. UB40 – Signing Off (1980)
  2. The Specials – The Specials (1979)
  3. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)
  4. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (1980)
  5. Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon (2013)
  6. Juice Aleem – Jerusalaam Come (2009)

Record Shop – The Diskery

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue (1977)
  2. Duran Duran – Duran Duran (1981)
  3. The Streets – Original Pirate Material (2002)
  4. Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution (1978)
  5. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
  6. Joan Armatrading – Joan Armatrading (1976)

The Sounds of London & the South

Mark Ronson

  1. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca and The Soul Brother​ (1992)
  2. Gangstarr – Daily Operation​ (1992)
  3. Steely Dan – Aja​ (1977)
  4. Stevie Wonder – Songs in The Key of Life ​(1976)
  5. A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders (1993)
  6. The Brand New Heavies – The Brand New Heavies (1990)

Official Charts

  1. Adele – 21​ (2011)
  2. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black ​(2006)
  3. Ed Sheeran – X ​(2014)
  4. James Blunt – Back To Bedlam ​(2004)
  5. Dido – No Angel ​(2000)
  6. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood To The Head (2002)

Critic — Roisin O’Connor (Independent)

  1. Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
  2. Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (2003)
  3. The Cure – Disintegration (1989)
  4. Dave – Psychodrama​ (2019)
  5. Little Simz – Grey Area ​(2019)
  6. The Clash – London Calling (1979)

Record Shop – Resident Music

  1. Portishead – Dummy (1994)
  2. Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile (2018)
  3. The Maccabees – Marks to Prove It (2015)
  4. The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
  5. Blur – Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
  6. The Cure – Seventeen Seconds (1980)

 

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