January 6, 2016

As I go through this list, I realise how many albums / bands that are properly good that I have ignored or avoided for so long. This is ridiculous and I am glad I am doing this exercise.

 

It is shocking, in retrospect, how a young mind can decide something "isn't for t...

January 6, 2016

The whole album is seriously schizophrenic in terms of style. It was surprising in that I hear elements of denim-clad rock of the 70s and I hear Chicago (the band) vocal harmonies.

 

Cans and Brahms I could barely stand to listen to. It reminded me of early educational T...

December 14, 2015

It seems that 1970s Prog Rock is the best accompaniment to my current state of flux (closing Katterwall Vocal Academy but NOT Katterwall!) so next up is Yes. Along with Camel I have NO idea what they do, but this seems like the best time to find out!

 

 

 

December 14, 2015

 

After an album of only 2 tracks, this took a while to get my head around.

 

The opening of "I Am The Sea" (track 1) totally took me by surprise - so experimental and fresh, I thought perhaps I had TOTALLY got them categorised completely wrong. Then "The Real Me" kicks...

November 19, 2015

Never knowingly listened to The Who before but they are definitely in the group of 'I really should have by now'.  Prior to my first listening I absolutely no idea of what they are going to sound like. Quite exciting actually!

 

 

 

November 19, 2015

I've listened to so little modern guitar band stuff so this made a very refreshing change. Loud clangy guitars, distortion and some very catchy tunes.

 

It's probably the album I've got the least to say about since I started this exercise. They write good tunes, nice vo...

November 17, 2015

This album is a '21st Century One I Missed'. Why is it on my list? Two main reasons: 1) A friend I once went on a cricket tour with spoke of them very highly and 2) A student shared their 'Take Me Out Tonight' video as part of a Play & Tell for a course I taught last y...

November 17, 2015

I've been putting off writing this blog entry. I've listened to Jethro Tull's (or 'Tull' as I've discovered they are called to those in the know) "Thick As A Brick" pretty much back to back for at least two weeks now and I like it. I really like it.

 

But as soon as I t...

November 8, 2015

I'm back to Prog Rock and next up is Jethro Tull's ground-breaking 'Thick as a Brick' - two tracks to the entire album! Couldn't get much more contrasting to Amy's 2:25 tracks of last time!

 

 

November 8, 2015

At the request of a few people, I have been updating my Listening albums to FB, which so far have been greeted with a few supportive 'Likes' and a handful of comments.

 

Coming out to the general public as a non-listener of Back to Black was a whole different ball game....

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