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 …

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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 …

Paul Simon: The Paul Simon Songbook (1965) – Reviewed by Glenn Fosbraey

Rating: 9/10 Best tracks: The Sound Of Silence; I am a Rock; Kathy’s Song In 1964, following Simon and Garfunkel’s ill-received debut album Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, Paul Simon left the Unites States for London. During this period, Simon recorded The Paul Simon Songbook; a collection of new songs, recorded with just his vocal and …

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 Beatles – Glenn Fosbraey

I am thirteen years old, and my family and I are living in a small town called Voorschoten in The Netherlands. I am King of The Geeks, and spend the majority of my time holed up in my bedroom, playing unfashionably outdated games on my Master System, or enjoying the cricket dice-game OWZTHAT (a game intended for 2 …