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Placebo by Placebo

Published September 7, 2019

Placebo by Placebo

I was expecting this to be more of a rock/punk album, all guitars and shouting, but actually it was a bit more muso than that. There was a lot of drumming, lots of musical interludes, and a variety of vocals - singing, shouting, talking, all sorts.

Alisha Rules the World by Alisha's Attic

Published July 20, 2019

Alisha Rules the World by Alisha's Attic

I don’t specifically remember listening to this album before but it all felt very familiar and it was wonderful. Obviously the two main songs stand out, Indestructible is a particular favourite but the rest of them all have that soft floating but fun pop feel that makes a distinctive vibe the stretches through the full album.

Paranoid and Sunburnt by Skunk Anansie

Published July 14, 2019

Paranoid and Sunburnt by Skunk Anansie

I have a vague memory of Skunk Anansie from the 90s but I don’t suppose it was my kind of music back then. I quite enjoyed this album, it’s a strong, proud and emotive rock from a superbly powerful front-woman. It did cross, occasionally, into the realm of being slightly too angry for my tastes, although by the sounds of it she has every right to get a bit shouty.

Backstreet Boys by Backstreet Boys

Published June 23, 2019

Backstreet Boys by Backstreet Boys

Naturally, I know all the words to all the songs off by heart which makes them super fun to listen and sing along to. It’s a bit of a difficult one to score because I’m so close to this album that it is naturally a five, but really, objectively, there are some less-than-stellar songs on there.

Falling Into You by Céline Dion

Published June 1, 2019

Falling Into You by Céline Dion

I was a bit nervous about this one, anything that’s a bit punky or aggressive represents a challenge for me. But I actually liked it. I think I maybe didn’t take it in as much as I should have so this is one I will listen to again in future just to make sure.