#515 Peter Gabriel – ‘3’

My second Gabriel album to pop up, and though not as well-known as So, this is probably his best. Although I will always retain a soft spot for his debut solo record, since it’s where I started with my Gabriel love affair. Americans seem to like to call this album ‘Melt’ in the way they … Continue reading #515 Peter Gabriel – ‘3’

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#180 David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

As a young teenage Bowie fan it took me a lot longer to get into Diamond Dogs than his other 70s output, and it’s only in more recent years that I’ve come to appreciate all it has to offer. I have a more recently purchased reissued lovely blue vinyl copy of this record, but I’ll … Continue reading #180 David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

#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

#654 Gustav Holst – The Planets

The classical work that launched a hundred film soundtracks and John Williams career (listen to Mars around from 4.47 and tell me that’s not the entrance of the Stormtroopers in Star Wars). From the ominous opening with the string players hitting their bows wood-side against the strings, to the brain-fazing vocals drifting off into space … Continue reading #654 Gustav Holst – The Planets

#41 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Arcade Fire’s second album, and arguably their best, shot them into the stadium sphere of general public consciousness for the first time. It’s an immense album in several ways, the sound and production significantly grander in scale then the first, plus it takes a widescreen view of the world tackling subjects such as the church, … Continue reading #41 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible