My next 25th anniversary celebration review is one of the guiltiest guilty pleasures I’ve ever had. Even though I was listening to strictly Seattle grunge and some old school hip hop at this point in my life, there was one live album that I found constantly in my CD player. Yanni Live at the Acropolis was a royal spectacle. Performed over three nights at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in ancient Athens, this “don’t-call-it-new-age” show was a solid potpourri of genres, basically revolutionizing classical, synth pop, jam rock, and even some metal into one big mix of awesome. I couldn’t imagine this album without the backing of Shardad Rohani and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most noted industrial albums of all time, I have ranked all the songs from the original release.

This was a very tough album to categorize because, full disclosure, I’m not the biggest fan of industrial rock and electronica.  Having said that, I still believe this is a very important album during the 1990’s, and thus, deserves to be recognized on this day.  Please forgive me if I miss the point of anything because, again, this isn’t my regular style.

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