Talking Heads are/were one of my favourite bands. At one time they were my favourite, hands down. I could have gone with the first album of theirs I got into, Little Creatures, or the first one I bought, True Stories, but I’m going to go all muso-journo on you and talk about Remain In Light,… Continue reading 25 Albums – Talking Heads – Remain In Light
Another one of these. This was the first PWEI album I owned, but it was their third (I think) (WRONG). They really got into their stride and set the template for the next few, but hadn’t yet got too slick – a good few rough edges to keep it tricksy. Box Frenzy was good, but… Continue reading 25 Albums – Pop Will Eat Itself – This is the day – This is the hour – This is this!
Part of the 25 Albums project. Picture the scene. Southern England, Autumn 1993. A second chance at higher education. High Wycombe, here we come. Well actually, Marlow here we are, and High Wycombe here we come by bus but you don’t drive and the last bus leaves at 10.30 so that’s a bit socially limiting. Fast forward… Continue reading 25 Albums – Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers
Part of the 25 Albums project. Spotting a trend yet? Not one for the rock music, me. Maybe later in the list. The Pet Shop Boys’ second studio album was the one that really pushed them out, with several chart hits. They had the 1987 Xmas Number One, with a song that still makes me… Continue reading 25 Albums – Pet Shop Boys – Actually
Part of the 25 Albums project. Straight away we come to an album which can’t really be seen as a fantastic all time critics choice classic. However, it was very successful at the time, and I played it to death. Yes, I had slightly longer hair. Yes, it was floppy and fringed. Shut up. Shut… Continue reading 25 Albums – The Beloved – Happiness
For the first of my 25 Albums, I chose New Order’s 1987 12″ singles and B-sides compilation, Substance 1987. Strictly speaking, it’s not really an “album” per se, but seeing as New Order always messed around with stuff like that, singles not appearing on albums, titles not being mentioned and so on, I’m not too… Continue reading 25 Albums – New Order – Substance 1987
As a result of a recent Facebook meme going around, I created a list of 25 albums that I have loved over the years. They’re not in any order, and it could be said they are not my favourite albums of all time. Things, people, tastes and hairstyles change (thank goodness). But I thought it would be interesting to… Continue reading 25 Albums – The Reasoning