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Aftermath by The Rolling Stones

Published May 17, 2020

Aftermath by The Rolling Stones

As I recently listened to my first Beatles album of this adventure, it seemed only fair to give their bitter rivals a go as well. I had somehow thought The Rolling Stones were a bit more rocky than this, but they’re only just straddling the rock/pop border.

Please Please Me by The Beatles

Published April 18, 2020

Please Please Me by The Beatles

So, yea, I’ve been doing this album thing for five years now and I’ve only just got around to listening to a Beatles record. If I’m honest, I’ve been avoiding them because the Beatles aren’t my favourite. They’ve got a lot of good, classic songs, obviously, and we know they’re super important to the music world, but mostly, they’re just not my thing.

Irish Son by Brian McFadden

Published April 5, 2020

Irish Son by Brian McFadden

I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting to like this one that much, as I already thought Irish Son was a great song and I’ve loved Almost Here with Delta Goodrem since I first heard it. The rest of the album totally stacks up - although I have to admit to not being surprised Guy Chambers had his hands all over it.

Violator by Depeche Mode

Published March 21, 2020

Violator by Depeche Mode

I love some Depeche Mode, I really do, but it always surprises me when the albums kicks off and I’m bobbing my head along with it. Unfortunately, the first time I listened to this I had it on shuffle so I got a bit confused but second time through was better.

Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley

Published March 14, 2020

Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley

We’re in to the fifth year of this album adventure and I’ve only just picked up an Elvis record to listen to. Incredible. This is his debut, twelve songs of lovely Elvis voice - some covers, some original stuff, some that are super famous. Imagine having Blue Suede Shoes on your debut!

Kinks by The Kinks

Published February 22, 2020

Kinks by The Kinks

I don’t know what I was expecting of this but I really liked it! The Kinks, as a concept, confuse me because many of their songs are so timeless, you feel like they could be released today and still fit in perfectly. So it sort of boggles my mind that they’re of the sixties. But then you hear something like Cadillac and they slot right back into place again.

Supernatural by Santana

Published December 13, 2019

Supernatural by Santana

Yes! What a great album to sign off the year with. If I’m honest, we were a bit lost for inspiration on how to wrap up the year, and so turned to many lists of greatest albums or best-selling albums. This featured quite highly but now I can see why.

Two by The Calling

Published December 7, 2019

Two by The Calling

I love this album, not quite as much as the first from The Calling but really good. The first half I know very well, from a time when I would start listening to albums and get bored halfway through. So the first half is stacked full of tunes, and the second half, whilst it tails off for me, is still really good.

White On Blonde by Texas

Published October 19, 2019

White On Blonde by Texas

I loved this album. It was very familiar to me, even though I’m pretty sure I didn’t own it when I was younger. I did have the single Say What You Want, the remix version, which I slightly prefer to the album version but even so, it’s one of the best songs on the record.

Rattle and Hum by U2

Published October 5, 2019

Rattle and Hum by U2

Before listening to this one, there was a little debate over whether it counted in the album game. I have weird rules that bend and mutate over time, but the fact that this album contains a significant amount of previous songs was an issue. They’re live, so that’s different, and in the end I allowed it because this is clearly an album that they have worked and crafted as a piece of art.