Thursday, 29 March 2012

MTV Unplugged - 10,000 Maniacs (1993)

Some fine twee ditties can't disguise the fact that this format rarely worked all that well.  4/10.

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (1971)

Yes, it's clever, well written and commendably socially concious, but I just don't see that it's aged all that well.  7/10.

Grinderman 2 - Grinderman (2010)

Talented old farts remind us that age hasn't diminished their libido or sense of humour.  8/10.

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement (1994)

Kick-ass lo-fi mastery, often copied, rarely bettered.  9/10.

The Stooges - Iggy and The Stooges (1969)

The eternal sound of being a raucous and randy 22.  Deservedly influential.  9/10.

At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash (1968)

If there was ever any doubt that Cash was the real deal, this opus quashed that uncertainty very quickly.  What balls.  9/10.

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins (1995)

Pretentious twat strikes lucky and captures the human condition with some verve.  8/10.

Definitely Maybe - Oasis (1994)

Great British music, but just not original enough.  7/10.

Bleach - Nirvana (1989)

Often overlooked, but should not be underestimated, a truer picture of Kurt emerges here.  9/10.