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posted a comment on Ramones. over 5 years ago
The first and greatest punk band
posted a comment on Pergon - #1. over 6 years ago
I can't believe I haven't yet commented on this. I bought it 20 years ago on the strength of 'The Deliverer'. It was utterly astonishing then, and still is today. I don't know of any more exciting and/or powerful techno tracks out there. The build up... See full review
posted a comment on Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher. over 6 years ago
What a glorious song! Almost 50 years later, it is still wonderful. I think we can pretty much bet that anything released in this decade will be long forgotten in 50 years
posted a comment on Felt - Primitive Painters. over 6 years ago
Felt's greatest moment, by far. Courtesy of Elizabeth and Robin from the Cocteau Twins. A superb track
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posted a comment on Rolling Stones* - Exile On Main St.. over 8 years ago
An astonishing lp. It's difficult to think of a better double album than this one. 'Blonde On Blonde' maybe, but this has more variety. This was the last time the Stones did anything good. Tragically they continued for another 40 years and in so doing... See full review
posted a review of The White Stripes. over 9 years ago
I'm not sure who wrote the profile of the band from which this is taken:

"The influential John Peel was quoted as comparing their importance to that of Jimi Hendrix and the Sex Pistols. The dispute here is that both these acts were originators,... See full review
posted a comment on The Stone Roses. over 9 years ago
I can't believe I haven't already posted a comment here.

Opinion may well be divided on which of the two is their best album - Rich C is uncommited, the rest of the world agrees, its their first. The first album is much more experimental than the... See full review
posted a comment on Bauhaus (2). over 10 years ago
Couldn't you say the same about the English band from the late 1970s? Unless, of course, you are referring to the German art movement of the early 20th century.
posted a comment on The Beatles - Yellow Submarine. over 10 years ago
Jadetom - point taken. However, if it wasn't released there would be a hell of alot of disgruntled fans. No band, not even The Beatles, can be expected to release classic after classic album. This is the Beatles. Even if you don't like it you have to... See full review
posted a comment on Joy Division. over 11 years ago
Their story is probably the greatest, most honest and most endearing in all of rock, pop or whatever we call this music.
4 young pups who didn't really know where they were going, beyond school, in rainy, misty, dreary Manchester.
Amateur at best,... See full review
posted a comment on The Fall. over 11 years ago
The Mighty Fall as the Mighty John Peel used to say. If John Peel adores them then who are we, mere infidels, to argue. An acquired taste without doubt, and that taste can only be acquired when young. Fortunately i acquired it when i was 17, back in... See full review
posted a comment on Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. over 11 years ago
This band would merit beatification purely on the basis of having recorded the song 'Ladies and gentlemen....'
This is a song without compare. Any brilliance the 90s had is contained within this song. It is 'God only knows' with a touch of ecstasy... See full review
posted a comment on Chito's Revenge* - Lagrimas / Oracion. over 11 years ago
I have to agree with Mach1ne's review. An astonishing 12". Its difficult to choose which side is better - both are astounding and both will fill and then destroy any dancefloor. I haven't heard it in a club since the 90s. I remember one glorious... See full review
posted a comment on Jam & Spoon Feat. Plavka - Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music). over 11 years ago
Follow Me is the template for tribal trance.
Jam & Spoon were good at producing utter shite, but they did have incredible moments - Age of Love, Odyssey to Anyoona, Neurotrance Adventure...
Follow Me is one of those incredible moments. Forget the... See full review
posted a comment on Gilgamesh - Trescore. over 11 years ago
Trescore is astonishing. Even today it will blow apart a dancefloor - if the little kiddies can handle its high end madness
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat. over 11 years ago
I heard her call my name - the greatest and wildest guitar solo of all time. Rock on Lou - you cantankerous old git
posted a comment on The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico. over 11 years ago
Everything starts with this album. It's 50 years ahead of its time so we haven't really heard it yet. One day soon we will have.
posted a review of Luciano Pavarotti. over 12 years ago
What an incredible voice. The emotional range he could scale was astonishing. Sometimes its better not to know the lyrics of a song, but instead wallow in the beauty of the voice as an instrument. Luciano Pavarotti, I think, had that beauty more than... See full review