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133. The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo

I’m not going to do it this time. Honest I’m not. Last time I reviewed a Byrds album I went on and on about how they had five albums in this book (more than Pink Floyd or The Smiths) and how I just wasn’t getting it. This time though, it’s the last one. Once this...

132. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

“What Astral Weeks deals in are not facts but truths. Astral Weeks, insofar as it can be pinned down, is a record about people stunned by life, completely overwhelmed, stalled in their skins, their ages and selves” – Lester Bangs Do you remember that phase in the...

131. The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

There’s something romantic about the idea of a band that’s already decided to implode putting an album together. No commercial pressures, no fear of the critics, just an overriding urge to make something great. That’s essentially how “Oddesey and Oracle”...

130. Scott Walker – Scott 2

I discovered Scott Walker through a random Our Price bargain bin purchase of “Scott Walker sings Jacques Brel” back when I was editing a student magazine and didn’t have the money for such random purchases (much like now really). Sure, I’d...