Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

“It’s songs for the deaf, you can’t even hear it”. ‘Songs For The Deaf’, is QOTSA third album. Released in 2002, I didn’t hear it in it’s entirety until 2008, which is crazy. It’s a loose concept album built around the story of someone taking a drive from LA to Joshua Tree. They tune inContinue reading “Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf”

The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful

The Killers first record in 5 years and the first record of their’s I’ve bought in 9 years. Where the heck does the time go? I did a little research on the album the day it came out on Spotify and through that first brief listen I thought it might be worth picking up. MyContinue reading “The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful”

The National – Sleep Well Beast

It’s finally here!! All is well in this world again with the release of The Nationals seventh album ‘Sleep Well Beast’. It’s been four years since ‘Trouble Will Find Me‘ and on first appearances, the wait is worth it. Four singles preceded the release of the album, the best in my opinion being ‘Carin InContinue reading “The National – Sleep Well Beast”

The Killers – Hot Fuss

Ah yes. The Killers. The early Killers actually just to clear things up. Back when Brandon Flowers was fresh faced and Mr. Brightside took over the world of radio. They came flying out of the traps with their early singles and became one of the biggest bands in the world in a pretty short spaceContinue reading “The Killers – Hot Fuss”

Tame Impala- Currents

‘Currents‘ is the third album by Tame Impala and the first record of their’s that I bought. I picked it up in HMV because I thought the cover looked cool and then the cashier started raving on about them. I then found out how highly rated they are and that they were already pretty big.Continue reading “Tame Impala- Currents”

Foals – Total Life Forever

‘Total Life Forever’ is English band Foals second album released in 2010. The band said that the album’s sound can be described as “the dream of an eagle dying“. Oook then, no drugs involved here. Four singles were released from the record and it did pretty well where ever it was released. Their debut ‘Antidotes‘Continue reading “Foals – Total Life Forever”

The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish

You’ve gotta love The Smashing Pumpkins. A band that gave a generation of pissed off teens in America something to mosh to in the 90’s. I know several other groups came along or were present at the time, especially punk bands, but The Smashing Pumpkins were fucking loud. ‘Gish’ is their debut record, released inContinue reading “The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish”

White Stripes – Elephant

‘Elephant’, released in 2003┬áby The White Stripes is in the Top 10 best records of the last 15 years. No doubt. Their previous album ‘White Blood Cells‘ had brought them mainstream success on a smaller scale and set them up for bigger things. They delivered with ‘Elephant‘, and album with which they used 60’s recordingContinue reading “White Stripes – Elephant”

The National – Cherry Tree

‘Cherry Tree’ is an EP released by The National in 2004 in the run up to the release of the studio album ‘Alligator’. It’s a short one, as EP’s tend to be, and it was a clear indication of where The National were going following the release of the previous album ‘Sad Songs For DirtyContinue reading “The National – Cherry Tree”

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens eight studio album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ was released in 2015 and met with acclaim from pretty much everyone. I got into his work whilst in college, starting with the massive and brilliant album ‘Illinois‘ and then ‘Seven Swans‘. I kind of came across him because of his work with The National too, butContinue reading “Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell”