#549 Genesis – Trespass

This is Genesis’s second actual album but first proper. In that this is where the prog rock elements of Genesis are first hewn from the rock. They may be a little rough and chunky round the edges, and they were to sharpen and polish them considerably for their subsequent release, Nursery Cryme, but all the … Continue reading #549 Genesis – Trespass

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#566 George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Chailly & Bollani)

Rhapsody in Blue is without doubt one of the defining classical works of the 20th century, and possibly the defining work of American classical music. It was as ground-breaking as the Rite of Spring, albeit in different ways, and although it caused no riots at its premiere there were plenty of detractors from this self-proclaimed … Continue reading #566 George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (Chailly & Bollani)

#1233 Bruce Springsteen – The River

Manspreading his way across two discs this is Springsteen in typically workmanlike mode. It’s less cars and girls, more mortgages and divorce; these songs are Springsteen growing up in public, or at least his song’s characters growing up and dealing with the normal shit that life brings. This album came after Darkness on the Edge … Continue reading #1233 Bruce Springsteen – The River