Category Archive: Albums/Songs By Decade

The Final Word?

I started this blog waaaayyyy back in 2008, partly to see if I could do it, and partly to be part of a community of like minded music fanatics and coworkers, all of… Continue reading

Favorite Re-Discoveries Of The Year

Only 2 this year, but they were biggies! Saint Etienne:  Saint Etienne just passed me by entirely when they arrived on the scene in 1992 with Foxbase Alpha. The albums that saw the… Continue reading

The Best New Album Reissues Of 2013, Final Round

Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love: I don’t own this and I have never heard the “Wings Of Love” part of this reissue. It’s here because I feel the need to remind people… Continue reading

The Best New Album Reissues Of 2013, Round 1

The Beta Band, The Regal Years: A massive box of virtually everything the amazing Beta Band recorded (6 CD’s), every freak folk/psych-out these geniuses released during the years of 1997-2004. A whole bunch… Continue reading

Best New Albums Of 2013, Final Round

Edwyn Collins, Understated: this one is far enough removed from the stroke Edwyn suffered a few years ago that I can be critical; if it wasn’t any good I could now say so.… Continue reading

Best New Albums of 2013, Round 4

Pet Shop Boys, Electric. There’s just something so very comforting about the music of The Pet Shop Boys and, in particular, Neil Tennant’s voice. It’s like a brandy in front of a fireplace… Continue reading

Best New Albums of 2013, Round 3

Paul McCartney, New: I can be unbiased towards McCartney’s work, and can honestly tell you that I have not fully embraced one of his albums as an all out classic since the early… Continue reading

Best New Albums of 2013, Round 2

Four more that caught my ear this year! Steven Wilson, The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories): The mega talented Stgeven Wilson decided to go balls-out on this paean to 1970’s… Continue reading

That Suicide Sound

Suicide may be painless but they sure were influential! Suicide released one fantastic album (self titled debut), one good one (punningly titled The Second Album) and…well, not much else really worth mentioning. Their… Continue reading

(Fully) Loaded

When Joe Strummer died I listened to nothing but old Clash albums, and his fantastic solo album Streetcore, for 2 weeks straight. During that time I rediscovered what it was about Strummer and… Continue reading