#1497 Paul Weller – Wild Wood

Another album that was all over the radio (and my stereo) during my early university days in 1993. (I had a well-worn copy on cassette before I replaced it a few years later on CD). This is Weller in folk troubadour mode, having done punkish new wave and blue-eyed soul. It’s his second solo album, … Continue reading #1497 Paul Weller – Wild Wood

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#1351 Various Artists – Electric

This is very different from the first Electronic compilation I own that popped up on the randometer, but probably what most people think of when they think of ‘early’ Electric music - classic early 80s synth hits. This is a barn-storming, tub-thumping, knuckle-cracking collection of tunes. It describes itself as “the very best of electronic, … Continue reading #1351 Various Artists – Electric

#1419 Various Artists – This Is The Return of Cult Fiction

The easy listening revival, repackaged nostalgic ‘lounge’ and reinvented ‘guilty pleasures’ (PSA: all music should be enjoyed guilt free!) were ubiquitous in the mid-90s. This CD, it’s prequel and multiple other compilations with similar advertising jingles, incidental music, cult TV and film theme tunes were to blame. Although, it was Pulp Fiction that kickstarted the … Continue reading #1419 Various Artists – This Is The Return of Cult Fiction

#37 The Apples In Stereo – The Discovery Of The World Inside The Moone

I associate this CD with Australia. There’s quite a few albums that for me have a strong Sydney connection, not because any of them are by Australian bands (except one) but because I discovered their music soon after we arrived in Australia in October 2000, after a long musical drought for 9 months whilst travelling … Continue reading #37 The Apples In Stereo – The Discovery Of The World Inside The Moone

#528 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities

This LP was a birthday present from a lovely long-time friend of mine, who has an enormous record collection, is a part-time DJ and professional musician and full-time Dude and has far far more knowledge of the more esoteric corners of the musical world than anyone I’ve heard of, let alone actually know. He’s turned … Continue reading #528 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities