Aphoristic Album Reviews

Obsessively chronicling one man’s exploration of popular music.

Welcome to Aphoristic Album Reviews, where I discuss highlights from the last sixty years of popular music. I write album reviews, highlight my favourite albumsblog regularly, and make lists.

Recent Album Review Pages



Seventies Swedish superstars

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Added the post-Roger Waters era

Erika de Casier

Erika de Casier

Smooth and (currently) Danish

Albums Ranked From Worst To Best

What’s Tom Waits’ least impressive album? What’s Kate Bush’s best record?

Recent Blog Posts

Music Quiz: Famous Albums Badly Drawn

For most of the week, it looked like ‘Advance Australia Fair’ was going to ring around the medal ceremony. A late entry from Rich Kamerman turned out to be the fastest time, just pipping Bruce. Congratulations to everyone who participated.…

Popular Blog Posts

10 Worst Songs of the 1980s

When I was a teenager in the 1990s, the 1980s were often reviled as the decade that taste forgot. But I think this list is far less heinous than the 10 Worst Songs of the 1970s – the corporate vibes…

10 Worst Song Lyrics of All Time

Unless you’re Leonard Cohen or Gil-Scott Heron, lyrics in popular music are a secondary concern. Normally I’m happy to bop along to the music, and don’t mind if the lyrics aren’t profound. But sometimes the words are too jarring too…