Joy Division - Closer album cover. Jimi Hendrix: 6 essential posthumous albums. She even made history following her murder in Corpus Christi, as her posthumous album Dreaming of You became the fastest-selling album of 1995. Matt - June 6, 2019. Rap offers too many cruel ironies. Band member Scott La Rock died on August 27, 1987) Time between: 5 months, 25 days 59. Band member David Cole died on January 24, 1995) Time between: 5 months, 15 days 58. See How Avicii’s Posthumous Album ‘TIM’ Was Made. The decision for record labels to put out posthumous albums is, from an economic standpoint, completely valid: these albums tend to be the best-selling albums of an artists’ life, as people often stream them to, in their own way, honor these artists. By. 60. Posthumous albums do more than entertain or placate fans, they offer fascinating, frightening glimpses of unresolved dreams and nightmares. Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions (released on March 3, 1987. - C+C Music Factory (released on August 9, 1994. Last April, the Dance Music community lost one of its greatest pioneers, Avicii. Watch Me Fall - Jay Reatard (released August 4, 2009. Posthumous albums, or music released after an artist’s death, can be … Picture: Press Even if … It was just depressing. Shares. Any leaked song that made it onto the album was massively changed. They protect the legacy of an artist, the listening pleasure of fans and act as a means for listeners to connect once again with an artist who has passed. The first album by Charles to be released posthumously was 2005's "Genius & Friends," which is made up of unreleased duets between Charles and his friends, like Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, and John Legend, among others. TIM: How It Was Made. We've sifted through the hundreds of legally dubious and musically bankrupt albums released under Jimi Hendrix's name since his death in 1970, and come up with six of the best. The discography of Tupac Shakur, an American rapper, consists of eleven studio albums.Four were released before Shakur's death on September 13, 1996, and seven were posthumously released, the first being The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, released on November 5, 1996 (although the album was finished before Shakur's death). By Henry Yates (Classic Rock) 19 December 2016. Posthumous albums are the Ouija boards of music. The dark music, together with the image of an Italian tomb on the cover, made this one of the most poignant and stark posthumous albums of all. Anything Goes!