Experimental Music Love

January 26, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Ten

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 9:24 pm

Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)

When R’n’B met rock and had beautiful funky babies. Many grooves have been got on to this. Choice cut – Superstition.

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January 25, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Nine

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 8:27 pm

Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks (1977)

Made people care about punk like no other piece of music. Choice cut – Pretty Vacant.

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January 24, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Eight

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 9:07 pm

Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)

How to take a great, big, dirty, ugly riff and turn it into something that pulsates and pleasures with lustful melodies and frantic percussion. Choice cut – Closer. (more…)

January 21, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Seven

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 12:14 am

N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton (1988)

 

Dealing with the harsh realities of poor, black America without ever having the feeling of this idea being glamorised to any extent. Profane and profound. Choice cut – Express Yourself.

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January 20, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Six

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 2:30 am

Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (1977)

I bought this the same day I bought Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. Luckily, both titles had a clear title on them or otherwise it’d have been hell telling them apart. This is great anyway, in a repetitive, hypnotic, nod your head and be taken away to a beautiful German place sort of way. And pretty damn important too in leading the way in terms of electronic music. Choice cut – Trans-Europe Express.

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January 16, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Five

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:43 pm

Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes (1995)

28 songs of astute shortness and questionable production, but all with a terrific, raw punch that reassembles the heart of music.  Whatever that means.  Messy and mighty.  Choice cut – Game of Pricks.

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Brit Awards 2008 – A point of view

Filed under: Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 2:21 am

Unlike my last take on this particular high/lowlight of the music calendar, I feel like I should probably write something relevant to the actual awards show rather than just displaying my vehemence of one the most loathsome men on British television (don’t tell anyone, but he’s actually growing on me!). So here is a collection of those all important nominees, as well as some useful insight from my very good self. Take care. (the ones in bold are the ones I think, not hope, will win).

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January 15, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Four

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 8:56 pm

Echo and the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain (1984)

Liverpools other greats, and something far darker than anything The Beatles ever conjured up. Will Sergeant’s guitar ripples to spine tingling effect over 9 songs that show off an intelligence and insight that often lacked in mid 80s British pop music. Choice cut – The Killing Moon.

 

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January 13, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Three

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 9:02 pm

The Clash – The Clash, US version, natch (1977)

To punk what Jesus is to dudes on crosses, The Clash far overshadowed their peers by creating music that not only had that fabulous aggression, but also had a real point and purpose with its message. Questions were asked, possible answers were given, and a lot of people listened. Far better than the iffy (in places) London Calling. Choice cut – (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais.

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January 11, 2008

101 Albums You Really Should Own: Part Two

Filed under: Album Reviews,Features — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 8:58 pm
    Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
    Scotland’s amost accomplished and praised music doers, and this perfectly demonstrates their subtle bittersweet melodies that have made them so many fans throughout the world. Hopefully bleak in a way to make your head nod. Choice cut – If You’re Feeling Sinister.
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