#875 Muse – Absolution

Muse are the acceptable face of hard indie rock; nice boys playing their instruments properly. You could take your mum to one of their concerts. Well, not my mum obviously, but probably your mum. But this isn’t intended as a criticism, they do play their instruments very well, and no matter how ‘hard’ and aggressive … Continue reading #875 Muse – Absolution


#99 The Beatles – Abbey Road

This is the last recorded Beatles album, and by no means their least. Unlike the White Album, recorded the year previously, it’s an album of a band never sounding more together as a band, rather than four musicians (okay maybe 3.5) who just happen to record their pet solo projects in the same studio at … Continue reading #99 The Beatles – Abbey Road

#1028 Queen – A Day At The Races

I love Queen. I will never make any apology for that, and neither should you. For those who only know their output through a passing acquaintance with their Greatest Hits (1 or 2) you’re missing out on their true genius. What made Queen so great was the album concepts, the artwork, track-order, and the musical … Continue reading #1028 Queen – A Day At The Races

#602 Grateful Dead – Skeletons From The Closet

I’ve never been a big Grateful Dead fan, not because I don’t like them, but they just didn’t cross my path until I was into my early 30s, and when I did finally seek them out, borrowing a CD of American Beauty from the library to hear what all the fuss was about, I wasn’t … Continue reading #602 Grateful Dead – Skeletons From The Closet

#1494 Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

I was thinking of this album only a few weeks ago after I bought a second-hand record of Rick Wakeman’s Journey to the Centre of the World and was comparing the two. They’re very similar in terms of concept and approach, putting to music a classic of early sci-fi literature, but with different degrees of … Continue reading #1494 Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds