Now spinning: Von is the debut album by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. The production of the album took a long time, and the end result sounded significantly different from the original recordings. Here is the numbered limited edition heavyweight 200G audiophile pressing. Chilled Sunday listening.
Now spinning: Cold Fact is the debut album from American singer-songwriter Rodriguez. It was released in the United States on the Sussex label in March 1970. The album sold very poorly in the United States, but managed to sell well in both South Africa and Australia, with Rodriguez touring Australia in 1979. Coming from Reality is the second and final studio album to date, originally released by Sussex Records in 1971. I came across these records extremely late in life and don’t recall them at all during the 70’s. Great mix of folk and politically charged songs! Great listening on a Thursday evening in Melbourne!
Now spinning: Sam's Town is the second studio album by American rock band The Killers. It was released on October 2, 2006, in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States. Essential listening on a Sunday evening in Melbourne. A mature follow up to their debut.
Now Spinning: Queen Greatest Hits I and II. Personally I prefer Vol. 1 but Vol. 2 also contains a range of hits. Great to see a resurgence of their music on the charts in the wake of the success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)’ Love seeing younger generations enjoying the Queen classics!
Now spinning: American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American rock band Green Day, released on September 20, 2004 by Reprise Records. The album released five successful singles: "American Idiot", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Holiday", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Jesus of Suburbia". Great listening on a Sunday evening!
Now spinning: The Rolling Stones masterpiece Sticky Fingers, with the Spanish-only album cover. While the rest of the world released Sticky Fingers in Andy Warhol’s famed cover featuring jeans, a zipper and underwear, censors in Spain under General Franco wouldn’t permit the cover to be used there. They also objected to the song “Sister Morphine”. As a result, a Spanish-only version was devised, substituting a live version of Chuck Berry’s “Let It Rock” for “Sister Morphine” and packaged in this unique-to-Spain album cover. Love wild horses from this record!
Now spinning: Love to Love You Baby is the second studio album by American singer Donna Summer, released on August 27, 1975 and her first to be released internationally and in the United States. Great way to get into the new year groove with some sensuous soul/disco. The album title track goes for almost 17 minutes! Love it! Happy new year to all!
Now spinning: U2’s Best of series spanning 20 years of hits! Which decade of their music do you love more? Great listening on the day after Christmas.
Now spinning: This is our top nine albums of 2018. All were on high rotation during the year. Did we miss some modern classics from 2018?
Now spinning: Honey is the eighth studio album by Swedish singer Robyn, and her first since Body Talk ( 2010). Picked this up today on white vinyl. Originally set for release in January, looks like it was rushed in for a pre Christmas release. Robyn mixes dark lyrics with dance beats. Good to hear from her after an eight year hiatus.
Now spinning: Blue Lines is the debut studio album by English electronic music group Massive Attack, released on 8 April 1991 by Wild Bunch and Virgin Records. What a brilliant debut and journey into trip hop blended with soul! People talk about Mezzanine, but this is where it all started.
Now spinning: Kate Bush 2018 Remastered set. Christmas has arrived early. Now the question is whether to play the records or store them away!
Now spinning: Use Your Illusion I is the third studio album by American rock band Guns N' Roses, released on the same day as its counterpart Use Your Illusion II. Both albums were released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour. Over indulgence or brilliance? It’s the latter for me! Do you prefer one over the other?
Now spinning: Homework is the debut studio album by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 20 January 1997 by Virgin Records and Soma Quality Recordings. The duo produced the tracks without plans to release an album. After working on projects that were intended to be separate singles over five months, they considered the material good enough for an album. Arguably their best album, even considering Random Access Memories. Iconic album full of blissful house beats.
Now spinning: Definitely Maybe is the debut studio album by English rock band Oasis. The album was released on 29 August 1994 by Creation Records. It is the band's only studio album to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll. Great debut record by Oasis!
Now spinning: Slowhand is the fifth solo studio album by Eric Clapton. Released on 25 November 1977 by RSO Records, and titled after Clapton's nickname, it is one of his commercially and critically most successful studio albums. Classic album from the guitar great!
Brilliant night watching Bloc Party play ‘Silent Alarm’ - great crowd and amazing performance!
Now spinning: Howl is the third studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It was released on August 22, 2005 in the UK, August 23 in the US, and September 21 in Japan. The record was released in the UK and Europe by Echo and by RCA in the U.S., Australia, Japan and the rest of the world. This record sees the band expanding their sound beyond rock and is their best record. Agree?