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 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”

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”

Def Leppard – Hysteria

Def Leppard’s fourth album ‘Hysteria‘ is 30 years old this year. That’s older than myself. A few years ago I bought one of their greatest hits albums (can’t remember the name) because ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ was on it. That then lead on to me playing it for a friend who also loved it,Continue reading “Def Leppard – Hysteria”

Ryan Adams-1989

Now, I’m a fan of Ryan Adams. I think he’s done some great work, a mix of country, rock, and heartbreak. He has a fantastic amount of work done which is something no one can take away. He’s been in two bands which have also released material. He’s been through some shit too and comeContinue reading “Ryan Adams-1989”

Sonic Youth-Sister

  Noise, YEAH. Art rock, AWW YEAH. Distortion, FUCK YEAH. “Her brother said she’s just a bitch”, wait, what? Sonic Youth have quickly become one of my all time favourite bands. I hate to say it but they’re cool as fuck, and that’s a big part of why I like them. Every record has aContinue reading “Sonic Youth-Sister”