#1469 Martha Wainwright – Martha Wainwright

This is Martha’s debut record, and arguably still her best, at least in terms of the emotional power of her songs. Younger sister to Rufus, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, they all must have been hard acts to follow being the youngest in such a musical dynasty. Although closer to the guitar-led … Continue reading #1469 Martha Wainwright – Martha Wainwright

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#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