Congratulations to Eclectic Music Lover and Tony, who were the only 100% scores in last week’s Last Word Albums quiz.
Not surprisingly, this week we’re looking at Last Word Albusm II.
I scored 32/36 – I missed albums by Green Day (twice), The Foo Fighters, and Foreigner. It’s a tricky quiz because it often doesn’t opt for the most famous albums in an artist’s discography. 49% was the median score, so if you make it into the 20s you’re doing well.
I was sorry to hear this week that Delays frontman Greg Gilbert is in palliative care. Faded Seaside Glamour from 2004 is a great record, combining psychedelia, Britpop, and indie into a characterful blend. Gilbert’s raspy falsetto is a key part of the band’s appeal.