#1244 Barbra Streisand – And Other Musical Instruments

This is a very recent (£1 eBay) purchase, and I’m delighted that it’s come up on the randometer. I read about it on one of those 50 weirdest albums listicles somewhere on Tinterweb, and was intrigued by the write up, not least because you don’t expect Babs to be amongst the usual suspects of Metal … Continue reading #1244 Barbra Streisand – And Other Musical Instruments

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#576 Goldfrapp – Head First

I love Goldfrapp. Muchly. There’s really no one else doing quite what they do, and they’ve carved a little niche of their own. This album, their 5th, is arguably their most straightforward - pure unashamed electro disco pop but, as much as I love them, my least favourite. Each of their albums showcases Alison Goldfrapp’s … Continue reading #576 Goldfrapp – Head First

#1066 Radiohead – Hail To The Thief

Released in 2003, this album was described by critics at the time as ‘a return to form’ and ‘still not as good as OK Computer’. (I made that last quote up, but let's face it, how could anyone top that?) This is certainly a return to more familiar guitar-based territory than their previous two albums … Continue reading #1066 Radiohead – Hail To The Thief

#473 Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

This was mahoosive wasn’t it? And rightly so. It feels as though little popular music since has so completely captured the zeitgeist and popular imagination as this era of Big Beat with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx and all. It features big hooks, fat beats, and deft pilfering of a well-stocked record collection. … Continue reading #473 Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby