#834 Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

The pop-epic that is Bat Out Of Hell somehow passed me by. You’d think I’d been avoiding it deliberately given that it’s one of the greatest selling albums of all time. In the UK it’s never been out of the charts, behind only Rumours and Dark Side of the Moon for longevity. But my ownership … Continue reading #834 Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

#1004 Pink Floyd – Relics

Subtitled "A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios" on Nick Mason’s rather lovely Heath Robinson inspired album cover, this compilation, already their second, but the first worth any serious consideration, was released in 1971, only four years after their debut. For those that were fans of their first two Syd Barrett led or influenced albums, … Continue reading #1004 Pink Floyd – Relics

#1000 Pink Floyd – The Endless River

This was the first record I bought in Amsterdam when I moved to live there with my partner in 2014; bought in order to ‘test’ a newly purchased record player. I found that I couldn’t live without one, despite having boxed mine up at home, stored it safely in the attic, and asked my best … Continue reading #1000 Pink Floyd – The Endless River

#1079 Queen – Sheer Heart Attack

Arguably this is Queen’s best album. Controversial, n'est-ce pas? It’s often overlooked, because Night Of The Opera and Day At The Races came next, but it’s the one where all their styles and strengths first came together. They look fabulous on the cover, and they sound fabulous within. It manages to deliver heavy rock, rock-opera, … Continue reading #1079 Queen – Sheer Heart Attack

#856 The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed

I played this last week to my 13 month old nephew and he absolutely loved it. It is orchestral rock or progressive pop? Who knows? Who cares! It’s just great music. A highwater mark in the increasing maturity and creativity of late 60s British pop, recorded in the months following the release of The Beatles' … Continue reading #856 The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed