We are thrilled to announce that the Albumism family continues to expand with the very welcome addition of Patrick Corcoran. The London-based teacher turned aspiring scribe is sure to lend unique perspectives, keen insights and unbridled passion to our ever-evolving content and community.
“I love writing about the greatest art form (in my eyes at least!)—the album,” Patrick explains. “I quit a successful career in teaching to be a writer and have just finished my first novel, but soul music is my other passion with the album in particular carrying enormous importance for me. In the words of my favourite artist, Prince, 'Like books and Black lives, albums still matter.'”
We encourage the Albumism community to stay tuned for much more from Patrick, and in the meantime, check out his debut article, a thoughtful reexamination of Prince’s 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls.
More about Patrick:
After 20 years teaching young children, Patrick has embarked upon a brave (or foolhardy!) voyage into the stormy seas of writing. He has just completed his first novel and is awaiting news of any interest with a mixture of bullish confidence and nagging self-doubt. In the meantime, he submerges himself in music, particularly soul, hip-hop and anything Prince related and the search for that most elusive of creatures—the perfect album! An album that resonates on a higher level, an album that has plenty to say, and an album that transforms and transports the listener entirely. When he's not over-thinking life, he enjoys a round of golf and spending time with his wife and 4-month-old daughter. Follow Patrick a.k.a. Paisley Sparks on Twitter via @paisleysparks44.
Patrick’s 5 Favorite Albums of All Time:
Jeff Buckley | Grace
Miles Davis | Sketches of Spain
Prince | Sign o’ the Times
A Tribe Called Quest | People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life