A Stereo Full Of Wasps And Wow: The Most Significant Albums Of 1995, Part Two

The two biggest selling albums on this year’s list are both examples of commercial, adult-orientated “rock” music that operate under intriguingly slanted parameters – albeit the “rock” epithet is used in its widest configuration, and any fascination is derived from contrasting sources. The intelligence behind Radiohead’s The Bends is how it manages to exist as a mass-market … Continue reading A Stereo Full Of Wasps And Wow: The Most Significant Albums Of 1995, Part Two

The Urgency Of Audio – And Then The Thrill: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, Part Two

As mentioned in part one of this, there’s a number of albums timestamped ’93 where the cultural weight involved demands closer attention than the occasional flippant sentences often exhibited here. Something along the lines of if you only own one record by Drimble Wedge And The Vegetations (or whoever), make it this one. It means … Continue reading The Urgency Of Audio – And Then The Thrill: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, Part Two

And A Swoon, Gladly: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part Two

I fully expect, in fifty or so years time, to have great-grandchildren gathering round my fireside chair, and for them to ask: “What did you buy in the great 1991 record k’pow, old man?” And I’ll nod sagely, oblivious the the drool leaking gently down my chin, and what I’ll come out with is something … Continue reading And A Swoon, Gladly: The Most Significant Albums Of 1991, Part Two