The Best ‘Best of the 90s’ since the last one…certainly – Neil McCaw

Jeff Buckley: Grace (1994) Rating: 9.5/10 Best Tracks: where to start ? Remarkable isn’t the word. Well, it IS the word, or one of them at least. But it’s not enough. Nowhere near enough of a word to do this album justice. This is as close to musical balletics as you’re ever likely to come. …

The Best Albums Of The 90s … Probably

Pulp: Different Class (1995) Rating: 9/10 Best Tracks: Common People; Disco 2000; Something Changed; Underwear; Bar Italia For me, this is the ultimate 90s album. As the Oasis vs Blur saga rumbled on, Pulp released this monster of a record, obliterating the two heavyweights of Britpop, and summing up the era in 12 brilliantly crafted pop songs. …

Albums That Changed My Life Part IV: The Smiths, The Queen is Dead (1986)- Neil McCaw

Sometimes you buy an album that speaks to you. No, literally, it speaks TO YOU. Each song has something to say about your life. It reaches out from the speakers and clasps you tightly until the last note has faded away. It conjures up everything you have ever thought and felt and said and wished …

Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice – Michael Duffy

Morrissey arranged five dates in the UK towards the end of last year; at the first he collapsed during the second song, the second date was cancelled, the third was under an hour long and the fifth was cut short due to a plastic bottle bouncing timidly off of the big Mancunian’s head. I was …