The Beatles

Still catching up on classic albums. Here are my thoughts on The Beatles by The Beatles (that’s the album we all know better as The White Album). Some Historical Context I was six when this came out. I don’t remember it being released, but I have vague memories of singing Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da when I was […]

Graceland

Still several weeks behind on the classic album front. But I wanted to leave this one until I cam back from my holiday in South Africa – it’s Paul Simon’s Graceland. Some Historical Context I’m not sure I can remember a time when I didn’t know this album. When it was released I was frequenting […]

OK Computer

Attempting to get less behind on the classic albums… The next one is Radiohead’s OK Computer. Some Historical Context Like REM, I don’t really remember when I first heard Radiohead. I expect I was aware of things like “High and Dry” and “Creep” when they were released as I’m sure they both had lots of […]

Green

It seems that somehow I’ve got four weeks behind on the classic album write-ups. I’ll try to get through at least a couple today. The first one is REM’s Green. Some Historical Context I don’t remember when I first heard REM. I remember being aware of Document but I’m not sure how soon after its […]

The Joshua Tree

Last week’s classic album (I’m still a week behind) was U2’s Joshua Tree. Some Historical Context I don’t remember listening really early U2. I remember liking New Years Day when it came out. But then Under a Blood Red Sky was released and everyone played it all the bloody time. I grew to hate it […]

Rumours

Still a couple of weeks behind on the classic album project. Today’s album is Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”. Some Historical Background I can’t really remember a time when I didn’t know and love this album. It seems to have been around forever. It has actually been around about thirty-five years. I guess that at some point […]

Songs of Faith and Devotion

I’m running a couple of weeks behind on classic albums again. Today I’m catching up by listening to Depeche Mode’s 1993 album Songs of Faith and Devotion. Some Historical Context Depeche Mode are very much my era. Their first singles came out in 1980 – when I was eighteen. But while I’ve always really liked […]

Let It Bleed

This week’s (ok, it’s actually from a couple of weeks ago – I’m catching up) is the Rolling Stones’ Let it Bleed. Some Historical Context My earliest memories of popular music are from the late 1960s. It was a time when the Beatles dominated. But the Stones were the only band who came close to […]