Chuck Berry: Chuck Berry is On Top (1959) – Reviewed by Oslo Iversen

Rating: 5/10 Best Tracks: Johnny B Goode; Carol; Roll Over Beethoven If you want to save yourself some time and effort, my best advice here is to listen to the above three tracks, and skip the rest of the album. This isn't just because the other songs are merely album fillers; it's because, for the most part, …

Buddy Holly and The Crickets: Buddy Holly (1958) – Reviewed by Dixon James

Rating: 9.5/10 Best Tracks: Everyday; Words Of Love; Rave On; Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues; Valley Of Tears Considering the impact Buddy Holly has had on popular music, it is hard to believe that his recording career didn't even last two years. At the tender age of 23, and with only 3 official studio albums recorded, …

The Jam: All Mod Cons (1978) – Reviewed by Stefan Sedgley

Rating: 9.5/10 Best Tracks: English Rose; It's Too Bad; Fly; Down In The Tube Station At Midnight There are a number of  'classic' albums that I've decided never to buy, for one reason or another, and All Mod Cons is one of them. Now, there comes a time in every man's life where he has to put …

Roxy Music: Roxy Music (1972) – Reviewed by John Kennett

Rating: 8/10 Best Tracks: If There Is Something; Chance Meeting; Bitters End Imagine the sound a pigeon might make if it sprayed bullets from its beak like a machine-gun. This is the best way I can describe Bryan Ferry's vocal style. His version of Jealous Guy appalled me to my very core and put me off listening to the …

Joni Mitchell: Blue (1971) – Reviewed by Joyce Archilbald

Rating: 6/10 Best Tracks: River; A Case Of You I bought this album solely on the recommendation of music critics. Let’s face it; we’ve all done it. Sometimes you think ‘Yeah, I see what the fuss is all about,’ but sometimes, as is the case here, you just don’t. I’m not sure why I found …

Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley (1956) – Reviewed by Stefan Sedgley

Rating: 7/10 Best Tracks: I Love You Because; Tutti Frutti; Blue Moon 'Well it's one for the money, two for the show...' And so begins the first studio album of a certain Elvis Aaron Presley. Gospel choirs, white jumpsuits, and Las Vegas way off in the future, this recording shows Elvis at his raw, energetic …