Archive for the ‘Albums You Should Own’ Category

Vibrasonic – Kingsley J

January 26, 2007

Watch this video and keep in mind that this single was NOT released in the middle of swinging 1967. Vibrasonic, and their jaw-dropping Kingsley J from the mid nineties, recreate the wonderful wacked out sound of Syd era Floyd without sounding… well… shit. This is a brilliant record that every single person in the world should own.

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Album Review: The Noisettes ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’

January 11, 2007

Noisettes
Having seen The Noisettes a few years ago in a poky little club, I thought they came across as a bit contrived. Well, on hearing their debut LP, I might just have to take it back. ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’ is sleazy mix of rockabilly, punk, garage and good time rock’n’roll spat through fuzz and feathers.

With the imminent release of new single, Sister Rosetta (Capture The Spirit) due on 29th January and their first long player, What’s The Time Mr Wolf? due out on 5th February  on Vertigo Records, the band are going on a lengthy tour, and you’d be advised to catch them before they go massive. Read on for a closer look at the album…

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Album Review: The Noisettes ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’

January 11, 2007

Noisettes
Having seen The Noisettes a few years ago in a poky little club, I thought they came across as a bit contrived. Well, on hearing their debut LP, I might just have to take it back. ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf?’ is sleazy mix of rockabilly, punk, garage and good time rock’n’roll spat through fuzz and feathers.

With the imminent release of new single, Sister Rosetta (Capture The Spirit) due on 29th January and their first long player, What’s The Time Mr Wolf? due out on 5th February  on Vertigo Records, the band are going on a lengthy tour, and you’d be advised to catch them before they go massive. Read on for a closer look at the album…

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Stephen Stills & Manassas – Song of Love

January 11, 2007

Stephen Stills, of the mighty Buffalo Springfield, and of course, the ‘S’ in CSN, created one of the most underrated LPs of all-time with the marvellous Manassass. Check out this cracking version of ‘Song of Love’ then go and buy the damn thing.

Stephen Stills & Manassas – Song of Love

January 11, 2007

Stephen Stills, of the mighty Buffalo Springfield, and of course, the ‘S’ in CSN, created one of the most underrated LPs of all-time with the marvellous Manassass. Check out this cracking version of ‘Song of Love’ then go and buy the damn thing.

Top 50 albums you should own: 10-1

December 22, 2006

Nirvana10. Nirvana – Dedicated to Markos III

This album is quite simply phenomenal. From start to finish, the LP has more hooks than a fishing tackle shop, big choruses and tear jerking orchestrations. Of course, it’s nothing to do with Kurt Cobain in any way, but the product of sixties Island signings Alex Spyropoulos and Irish-born Patrick Campbell-Lyons. Psychedelic Pop really doesn’t get any finer than ‘My World is Cold Without You’ and the incredible DJ Shadow sampled ‘Love Suite’. It’s a perfect LP that everyone needs a copy of.

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Top 50 albums you should own: 20-11

December 20, 2006

Fredneil20. Fred Neil – Fred Neil

Who said folk music had to be gentle? Fred Neil makes tough folk that’s inspired by the beat generation as much as it’s inspired by Leadbelly, Muddy Waters et al. A contemporary of Dylan’s but never attaining the fame due to a reluctance to play the celebrity game, Neil hit gold with his eponymous LP which features the Nilsson covered ‘Everybody’s Talkin” and his tour-de-force, The Dolphins which is one of the most devastating songs you’re likely to hear. Discover Fred Neil and change your life. Buy Fred Neil!

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Top 50 albums you should own: 30 – 21

December 18, 2006

Thewho_130. The Who – A Quick One

Often, Tommy and ‘Sell Out’ get all the plaudits, but some of The Who’s finest work lies in this little firecracker. Tougher and more freakbeat than straight psych, this is the LP that saw the group morphing into something a lot bigger than a feedback driven mod group. Boris The Spider rubs up against the brilliant ‘I Need You’ which was surprisingly penned by Keith Moon. This album also features the fantastic ‘Run, Run, Run’ which is fuzzed up to fuck! ‘Quick One While He’s Away’ is a nod of the rock opera’s that Pete Townshend was to fall so madly in love with. Buy it!

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Kraftwerk perform Homecomputer 1981

December 14, 2006

If you don’t like Kraftwerk, then your opinion isn’t worth a thing. They are pioneers. They create the most vital and important music with every release and have always been thousands of light years ahead of the pack. Even in 1981, they sounded more futuristic than most bands do now. Eat this. Homecomputer (Heimcomputer). Live.

Top 50 albums you should own: 40 – 31

November 30, 2006

Dacapo_140. Love – ‘Da Capo’

Arthur Lee’s long lost masterpiece, Da Capo is often overlooked in favour of the sublime ‘Forever Changes’ and the snotty garage of the eponymous debut. However, in Da Capo, the seeds of Forever Changes and the tough love of the first cut are both present and correct. ‘Seven & Seven Is…‘, the most famed cut from the LP is probably the most exciting single ever released, with a vicious molten headrush accompanied with a frantic gonzo lyric. However, a gentler mood follows the achingly gorgeous ‘Orange Skies’ and ‘Que Vida’ which show that the Spanish fused follow up was no fluke. A masterful LP, one that no home should be without. BUY IT

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