The Ultimate Album – A Subjective (and Stupid) Endeavour: Part IV

by Luke Irwin Ending World War II, landing on the moon, steak dinners: they all pale in comparison to the crowning achievement in humanity – the ultimate album, comprised of the best songs from each album track position. As always, my only rules are each song must appear in its original album position, and the …

The Ultimate Album – A Subjective (and Stupid) Endeavour: Part III – Luke Irwin

As has been the case so far, my only rules for this subjectively greatest album of all-time are that each song must appear in its original album track position, and the same artist can’t appear twice. Please find Parts I and II for tracks 1-6. Track 7 Honourable mentions: Shangri-La – The Kinks, Don’t Think …

The Ultimate Album – A Subjective (and Stupid) Endeavour: Part II Luke Irwin

Where were we?  I was in the middle of compiling a list of what is, in theory, the greatest album of all-time by selecting the best songs from each album track position.  As I stated in Part I, the only rules are that each song must appear in its original album track position, and the …

The Ultimate Album – A Subjective (and Stupid) Endeavour: Part I – Luke Irwin

This list is wrong.  Not just to you, reader – who might argue that S Club 7’s Bring It All Back was the greatest album opener of all time (SPOILER: It isn’t), but also to me, the creator of this list.  That is because like all things in life, music is an entirely momentary and …

Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (1985) – Reviewed by Dixon james

Rating: 7.5/10 Best tracks: Hang down your head; Tango till they’re sore; Time. My first, and, admittedly, long overdue Tom Waits experience, and I was not disappointed. If the songs took a while to grow on me, Waits’ distinctive, gravely voice didn’t, and I was captivated instantly. Lyrically very strong, some of the imaginary worlds …