#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


#589 Gomez – Bring It On

There were a lot of great indie guitar bands in the 90s. There was a whole resurgence of pop music played on ‘proper’ instruments, perhaps as a reaction to the synth-led 80s. Gomez were one of them. In fact, still are. They’re still occasionally producing albums and have recently toured on the back of the … Continue reading #589 Gomez – Bring It On

#1266 Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

This is the sound of the apocalypse. The album opens with the tolling of bells, leading us into the eye of the storm, with an onslaught of guitars and drums heralding the end times. No Words/No Thoughts roars with a dark nihilistic energy. I love it. Swans were a new band for me when I … Continue reading #1266 Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky