#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

#1073 Queen – News Of The World

This is a great Queen album, one of the greatest among many great albums. It may even be my top four or five of Queen albums. I’m not sure, these things can change according to day or mood, plus there’s stiff competition. It includes the greatest hits/crowd pleasers of We Will Rock You and We … Continue reading #1073 Queen – News Of The World

#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

#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

#1028 Queen – A Day At The Races

I love Queen. I will never make any apology for that, and neither should you. For those who only know their output through a passing acquaintance with their Greatest Hits (1 or 2) you’re missing out on their true genius. What made Queen so great was the album concepts, the artwork, track-order, and the musical … Continue reading #1028 Queen – A Day At The Races

#1056 Queen – Flash Gordon

This album doesn’t tend to feature very highly in lists of Queen’s best albums, often appearing around the Hot Space mark, but I really like it. I think the camp over-the-top tongue-in-cheek nature of the film is a match made in heaven for a band like Queen. Flash Gordon, produced by Dino DeLaurentis, the man … Continue reading #1056 Queen – Flash Gordon