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180. The Doors – Morrison Hotel

180. The Doors – Morrison Hotel

 “I’ve been singing the blues ever since the world began”  – Jim Morrison, “Maggie M’Gill”. For all the musical skill floating around in the band, the fact is that it’s hard to separate the story of The Doors from its uniquely talented but similarly ridiculous...
WHERE THE HELL IS!? #1. INXS – Kick

WHERE THE HELL IS!? #1. INXS – Kick

Following on from my frustration in my last post about the obvious missing choices in the latest edition of “1001 Albums to Listen to Before You Die”, one of the things I’ve decided to do is make a list of those albums that are screaming by their absence and share...
The “1001 Albums…” 2016 Edition is here!

The “1001 Albums…” 2016 Edition is here!

Quick confession – I’ve been planning out these posts in a manner that would make your average OCD shut-in embarassed, and as part of that I’ve been working from not just one edition of “1001 Albums…” but the 2005 edition, the 2009 and...
179. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

179. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

I think it was about March last year, when I reviewed “Tommy”, that I pointed out one key fact about this list – the book is entitled “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”, and that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the best, just the ones you MUST hear....
178. Spirit – The Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus

178. Spirit – The Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus

California’s Spirit never really made it big – in fact their main lasting impression on pop culture was their riff from instrumental track “Taurus” (from their first album), which would appear to have ‘inspired’ a certain more famous track, but of course, that’s...