Aphoristic Album Reviews

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.

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Nuggets: Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) by The Hombres

Nuggets: Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) by The Hombres

ByAphoristicalNov 27, 20222 min read

Before he became Patti Smith’s lead guitarist, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American…

Music Quiz: Bands by Long Song Title

Music Quiz: Bands by Long Song Title

ByAphoristicalNov 24, 2022

Congratulations to Jamie Kyei from The Music in my Ears, who recorded the fastest time in last week’s album quiz. This week you need to link the long and pretentious…

New Music Reviews: Beth Orton, Alex G, and Cass McCombs

New Music Reviews: Beth Orton, Alex G, and Cass McCombs

ByAphoristicalNov 22, 2022

Three strong records from experienced solo artists this week. 1990s veteran Beth Orton is back with an album of poised and textural folk. Alex G delivers another well-written, quirky pop/rock…

The 10 Best Pet Shop Boys Songs

The 10 Best Pet Shop Boys Songs

ByAphoristicalNov 20, 2022

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe met in a hi-fi shop in Chelsea in 1981. Tennant had bought a Korg synthesizer and the pair bonded over their shared love of electro-pop…

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