A celebration of the LP, the long-player, the album music format. Reviews, recommendations and discussion.

Undeclared Masterpiece #3: McAlmont – A Little Communication (1998)

After a quiet couple of weeks it seems about time to champion another LP that doesn’t get anywhere near the recognition I think it deserves. It’s a source of continual … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

David Bowie – The Next Day (2013)

Ah, a day I, along with most other people, thought would never come…..a new David Bowie album. I have spent the last couple of weeks trying not to get too … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks (2012)

I’ve had a rather intermittant relationship with Paul Weller. Leaving his work in various bands aside his solo records have fleetingly got onto my personal playlist but never really established … Continue reading

March 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Revival Hour – Scorpio Little Devil (2013)

I don’t know how many records I listen to each year….lots would probably be the closest I could come to putting a number on it. Some are good, some are … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Undeclared Masterpiece #2: Is This Desire? – PJ Harvey (1998)

After a couple of rather lukewarm reviews I thought it was about time for another post in the Undeclared Masterpieces section. To be clear, these are albums which I feel … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Delta Sweete – Bobbie Gentry (1968)

So this weeks album of the week was The Delta Sweete, a 1968 release from the Mississippi country singer Bobbie Gentry. If anyone read last week’s review of the Ike … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

River Deep Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner (1966)

If there is one person I never thought I’d own a record by it’s Tina Turner. But then again this isn’t the stadium filling, middle of the road, private dancer … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kimono My House – Sparks (1974)

Due to circumstances both planned and unplanned which I won’t bore you with here this weeks album of the week ended up becoming album of the fortnight as I spent … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills (1970)

Sometimes a record sits on the list for a long time before being selected. So long in fact that when it finally gets it’s chance as album of the week … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 8 Comments

It’s the best thing since……blahblahblah!

As the whole world couldn’t help but notice a certain David Bowie popped up again last week with a surprise new release and tidings of an imminent album. I won’t … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 1 Comment