A musical and personal journey
Monthly Archives: Mar 2021
J.T. by Steve Earle
The only way to say goodbye
Please Please Me by The Beatles
Chemtrails Over The Country Club by Lana Del Rey
The sound of Summer 2021. Or at least, Spring.
Jon Savage’s 1969-1971. Rock Dreams On 45
Music that reflected a sincere hope that the past could be blown away and replaced by something much more virtuous, caring and egalitarian.
Free As A Bird by the Beatles
Whatever happened to the life that we once knew? Can we really live without each other?
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by The Byrds
Too rock for a country audience. Too country for a rock audience. Just right?
Career Moves by Loudon Wainwright
The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard by Rickie Lee Jones
An album that touches the heart
Rafferty’s Folly and Shoot Out The Lights by Richard & Linda Thompson
Improvisation unleashes creativity
Across The Great Divide. Getting It Together In The Country 1968 – 74 by Various Artists
‘I’ll never be Muddy Waters, but I bet I could whine like that if I really tried’
The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings
A glorious triumph of uplifting music about death
Live At The Hollywood Bowl by The Beatles
A positive emotional state can only be maintained by a meaningful existence.
Golden Hour Of The Kinks
Sixty minutes of musical inventiveness and lyrical experimentation
Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band
Expressing or listening to raw emotion can be simultaneously unsettling and cathartic
Egypt Station by Paul McCartney
This is great songwriting; it’s pop perfection.
Archives Volume II 1972-1976 Disc 1 (“Everybody’s Alone”) by Neil Young
There’s no danger of these songs being perfectly in tune and maybe that’s why it all sounds so wonderful.
Luca by Alex Maas
The quiet joys of parenthood
Little Oblivions by Julien Baker
Self loathing set to music.
Hard Nose The Highway by Van Morrison
A great album in which Van Morrison recalls the moment when his waitress told him it was snowing.
Soul Journey by Gillian Welch
“There’s gotta be a song left to sing, ’cause everybody can’t have thought of everything”
X&Y by Coldplay
Maths Teachers Fail To Add Up