#967 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

This album is a little like Queen’s A Day at the Races in comparison to A Night at the Opera, often considered the poorer cousin of the previous album’s greatness, but this is as wrong for Pink Floyd as it is for Queen. A Dark Side of the Moon was always going to be a … Continue reading #967 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

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#705 King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King

This is one of the most striking and extraordinary debut albums ever. Arguably never bettered by the band, and standing the test of time as an exciting and progressive piece of music. It also sports one of the best album cover designs, looking utterly splendid (and quite terrifying) in gatefold sleeve. I first came across … Continue reading #705 King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King

#555 Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

This is undoubtedly the best Genesis album, despite strong competition from Selling England By The Pound. It also ranks (imho) amongst the best ever prog rock records. It’s just really bloody good, and it’s perhaps unsurprising that Gabriel left the band to go solo during the album tour, since the group in that makeup had … Continue reading #555 Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

#785 Gustav Mahler – Das Lied Von Der Erde

I’m not as much of a Mahler freak as my best friend, but I know a classic composer’s haircut when I see one. I am far more familiar with Mahler’s symphonies than any of his other works, and bought this CD on my friend’s recommendation, feeling that I really should try and delve a little … Continue reading #785 Gustav Mahler – Das Lied Von Der Erde

#1254 Sun Ra – Space Is The Place

This album is credited to Sun Ra and his Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra, which is without doubt the coolest band name in the universe, period. It was released in 1973, which makes it the same age as me, yet it’ s generally holding up a whole lot better than I am. It’s weird, futuristic, avant-garde, … Continue reading #1254 Sun Ra – Space Is The Place