Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Trouble - Ray LaMontagne

The perfect soundtrack to sorrow and loneliness and the hope of recovery.  8/10.

Your new favourite band - The Hives (2001)

Wild, stylish and so much fucking fun!  8/10.

It's a Shame about Ray - The Lemonheads (1992)

Cutesy pop fun that nearly improves on the heavenly Simon & Garfunkle - nice!  8/10.

Live at the Olympia - R.E.M. (2009)

Some consolation for those unlucky enough to have missed R.E.M. performing live.  7/10.

Live 93 - The Orb (1993)

Post drug haze special has little else to stake itself to.  4/10.

Last Splash - The Breeders (1993)

Pixies offshoot nearly, but doesn't quite eclipse the original.  6/10.

American Idiot - Green Day (2004)

Scrappy mess of a concept but still something special here.  8/10.

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis (1995)

The high water mark for Oasis and possibly Britpop as a whole.  8/10.

Live at the Fillmore East - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (2006)

Finally, a live album that makes your skin tingle as if you were actually there.  8/10.