#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


#69 Barbarella – Original Soundtrack Recording

This LP was a birthday present a few years back from the good friend who also gifted me the Jacco Gardner LP. He is king of the pysch-freaky-underground-soundtrack-weird- kitsch-camp camp, and Barbarella fits as snugly as Jane Fonda’s knee-high boots into that category. Like most soundtrack albums, the music usually works better when listened to … Continue reading #69 Barbarella – Original Soundtrack Recording

#1395 Pet Shop Boys – Back To Mine

Along with the Eurythmics, the Pet Shop Boys were one of the few bands I actually followed in ‘real time’, becoming quite obsessed with Paninaro from their second album Disco (a remix album of half the tracks from their first album Actually). For some reason I wrote out all the lyrics to Paninaro in runes, … Continue reading #1395 Pet Shop Boys – Back To Mine