Category: Classic Album Reviews

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The Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord 50th Anniversary Box Set

The release of The Moody Blues’ In Search of the Lost Chord 50th Anniversary Box Set is sure to excite Moodies devotees. For those unaccustomed to the Birmingham five-piece’s third album,…

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Mansun – Attack of The Grey Lantern

Mansun In 1997, as Oasis’s gluttonous Be Here Now euthanased Britpop, a mutation occurred in the UK rock gene that has since yielded great things. Two events signalled that lairy…

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Finley Quaye – Maverick A Strike

Finley Quaye For a short time in the mid 90’s, Findlay Quaye seemed to be the future. With a first class family pedigree, he was the son of jazz pianist…

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Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

Show me a man who doesn’t immediately think Come On Eileen when you say Dexy’s Midnight Runners and I’ll show you a liar. However, frontman Kevin Rowland yelping along to…

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Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals

Formed in 1989 from the remnants of two dissolved bands, Ocean Colour Scene were as Mod as Mod could be. It would be another few years before Oasis would bridge…

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10cc – The Original Soundtrack

It was 10cc's second album Sheet Music which would see the band brought to national recognition. But by now the Manchester quartet of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme were starting to perfect the art of…

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The Housemartins – London 0 Hull 4

Icon, legend, greatest of all time, these platitudes are thrown at musicians with increasing regularity, but how many get to be called National Treasure? Paul Heaton, vocalist with The Housemartins,…

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The Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories

Baggy, Madchester, whatever you want to call the movement that was the genesis of the risibly named Britpop phenomenon, the Charlatans have proved themselves to be the last men standing.…

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The Smiths – Meat is Murder

The Smiths Strictly speaking the second studio album by The Smiths Meat is Murder was released in 1985 four months after the compilation album of radio sessions Hatful of Hollow.…

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Carter USM – 30 Something

The preamble on the Classic Album section of this website states that it reviews a British Classic you may have missed. Carter USM are simply a band you may have missed. Unless of course you’re of a certain age and lived in the UK. Because simply, they were hard to miss at the time.

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