Tag Archives: Rock

Countdown to Ecstasy — Steely Dan — W.A.C.#3

My thoughts What an odd choice! This one required a few listens. Cards on the table, it’s a decent album. Actually it’s quite forward thinking for when it was produced, I would not have put it as early is this … Continue reading

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Talking With the Taxman About Poetry — Billy Bragg — W.A.C.#2

My thoughts In a never ending quest for context, I felt I had to hear Billy Bragg speak. In a quick search I heard him give a great quote: “the real problem comes not as being labelled a political song … Continue reading

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The Plan — The Osmonds — W.A.C.#2

My thoughts I know why I got this album to review. One of the people that I really share musical taste with suggested it and so here we are. It starts ticking my boxes – a concept album and here … Continue reading

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Ez Reviews #2: Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

I got this album and confessed to Alex that, although I know plenty of Floyd tracks, I’ve never listened to a whole album in a sitting before. There are always connotations with Pink Floyd of it being ultimate hippy music, … Continue reading

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News of the World — Queen — W.A.C.#2

My thoughts Right, cards on the table; my problem with News of the World is that it’s a flurry of different styles that sound a little unfocused; let’s leave that comment there for now. Like EVERY Queen album, you come to this one … Continue reading

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Esme Reviews #1: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

My Thoughts I was incredibly fortunate this week to revisit a classic album that I’ve loved for years. ‘Rumours’ is perhaps Fleetwood Mac’s best known album, and there are a hundred good reasons why – in fact, it’s one of … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures — Rush — W.A.C.#1

My thoughts Oh, that first sound! The hit of a growling synth with the backing drums sounds and immediately we’re into Tom Sawyer. This song is an icon of prog rock, and a herald for the arrival of the 80’s. Deep … Continue reading

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