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Ray of Light by Madonna

Published November 6, 2022

Ray of Light by Madonna

This is a rollercoaster of an album, the bangers are brilliant, obviously. Frozen is a tune and a half, and I’d forgotten about The Power of Good-Bye which is a really great song. And then some of the other stuff is great, not quite living up to that level but really listenable. But then there’s also some elements that really dragged. the Candy Perfume one really felt like it was never going to end. Overall, though, a great album.

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours by Manic Street Preachers

Published April 23, 2022

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours by Manic Street Preachers

The marvellous Manics with a super strong album - that first five tracks are really good, hitting you right from the start with the mood that takes you right to the end. It’s quite a long album, but it never feels like it’s taking too much of your time. I’ve really loved the most recent couple of Manics albums, and whilst this doesn’t quite live up to those for me, it’s still head and shoulders above a lot of other albums.

Bring It On by Gomez

Published May 8, 2021

Bring It On by Gomez

I had honestly never heard of Gomez before, even though they seem to have many, many albums. This is their first one and actually I quite liked it. The underlying songs are great, there is the occasional moment where the band try something experimental and it’s okay but drags on just a beat or two too long. Reign it in just a bit and this would be a really solid album.

*Nsync by *NSYNC

Published February 15, 2020

*Nsync by *NSYNC

I’ve had a few disappointments over the last couple of weeks, so I wanted to listen to something I knew I would like - good old-fashioned 90s boyband pop. I fell for the manufactured BSB vs NSync rivalry back in the day but older and wiser I can now listen to it all and enjoy.

Gran Turismo by The Cardigans

Published November 30, 2019

Gran Turismo by The Cardigans

You have to love The Cardigans, great 90s music that just makes time goes faster. Erase and Rewind is great, obviously, but the whole thing stands up. Back then, this album was a way of the band changing their image a little - darker than what had gone before.

Mezzanine by Massive Attack

Published February 15, 2016

Mezzanine by Massive Attack

Didn’t know much about this band except for Teardrop but enjoyed the album a lot. Oppressive and intense, I wanted to just sit back, relax and listen. Teardrop the standout though.