These are acts who I’d like to cover one day if I keep this site going for long enough.
Able Tasmans Air Alex G Alvvays Fiona Apple Badfinger Erykah Badu The Bats Beck Adrian Belew Belle and Sebastian Ben Folds (Five) Bjork Black Sabbath Blondie Weyes Blood Bon Iver Bonnie “Prince” Billy The Boo Radleys The Books Bad Bunny Cardiacs Vanessa Carlton Neko Case Nick Cave Chairlift Cheap Trick Chic Chicago The Chills CHVRCHES The Clientele Cocteau Twins Cream The Cure D’Angelo De La Soul Death Cab For Cutie Destroyer Dimmer The Doors The Dream Academy Earth, Wind, and Fire Kathleen Edwards The Fall Felt Roberta Flack The Flaming Lips Fleet Foxes Game Theory Marvin Gaye Gentle Giant Girls Aloud Godspeed You! Black Emperor Al Green Grimes Grouper Steve Hackett Roy Harper PJ Harvey Hatchie Isaac Hayes Joe Henry Julia Holter Hoodoo Gurus Iron & Wine The Isley Brothers Janet Jackson Joe Jackson Michael Jackson Jethro Tull Rickie Lee Jones Paul Kelly The Kinks Fela Kuti Kendrick Lamar Jessy Lanza Jens Lekman Let’s Active Let’s Eat Grandma Los Lobos The Loud Family Low Aimee Mann Ian Matthews Curtis Mayfield Mercury Rev Midlake Midnight Oil The Monkees The Mountain Goats Mr. Twin Sister My Morning Jacket Neu! Harry Nilsson Alexander O’Neal Shuggie Otis Outkast Over The Rhine Phoenix The Pogues Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson The Posies Prince John Prine Procol Harum Public Enemy Otis Redding Renaissance Dawn Richard Jonathan Richman Shiina Ringo Josh Ritter Sade Ron Sexsmith The Shins Sloan The Smashing Pumpkins Patti Smith Sonic Youth Sparks Spoon Squeeze Stars Steeleye Span The Stereo Bus Al Stewart The Stooges Susanne Sundfør Super Furry Animals Supergrass The Stooges/Iggy Pop Sweet Trip T-Rex Richard Thompson Traffic/Steve Winwood The Triffids TV on the Radio U.K. The Undertones Van Halen The War on Drugs Joe Walsh / James Gang Waxahatchee Weather Report The Who Lucinda Williams Wire World Party X Yo La Tengo Frank Zappa Warren Zevon
Current pages that need expansion: David Bowie – Heathen, The Next Day, Blackstar Burna Boy – first three albums John Cale – Academy in Peril, Sabotage Can – Holger Czukay’s Movies Elvis Costello – Spike Brian Eno – Another Day on Earth Fairport Convention – BBC Sessions Fleetwood Mac – EP, McVie and Buckingham Richard X Heyman – 2000s Robyn Hitchcock – solo The Jam – Style Council, Paul Weller Jellyfish – solo material The New Pornographers – A.C. Newman’s solo career and Zumpano Portishead – NYC Live The Rolling Stones – 1965-1968 Josh Rouse – recent work Sigur Ros – 2012 and 2013 albums Run D.M.C. – King of Rock Todd Rundgren – Healing, Nearly Human Television – solo debuts from Verlaine and Lloyd U2 – Best Ofs, B-sides Jimmy Webb – albums of Webb compositions by Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, The 5th Dimension, and Thelma Houston Wilco – More Like the Moon EP
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Graham Fyfe is probably the only music blogger to appreciate both Neil Diamond and Ariana Grande. Based in Fleet Street (New Zealand), he's been writing this blog since around 2000. Aphoristic Album Reviews features reviews and blog posts across a growing spectrum of popular music.
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Rock and roll’s perpetual underdog, Thomas Earl Petty was born in Gainsville, Florida, in 1950. His interest in rock and roll was sparked when he met Elvis Presley in 1961, and was cemented when he saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Petty dropped out of school at the […]
Born in Texas, a year before fellow country star Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves has followed a markedly different musical path. Swift is the golden girl, whose albums go to number one, even after she’s transitioned to pop, while Musgraves is more the outsider, whose grandmother cried when she pierced her […]
Born Carol Klein, Carole King was the most successful female songwriter of the second half of the 20th century in the U.S., writing more than 100 Billboard 100 hits. King grew up in New York, and attended Queens College, where she collaborated with other musicians of Jewish heritage; she recorded […]
A gentle-sounding English folk-artist, Nick Drake hardly made a ripple during his short lifetime. He was too shy to play live and barely sold a record. Posthumously, his small catalogue has earned plenty of attention; his delicate and measured approach produced some of the most timeless music of his generation. […]
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1990s power-pop star Matthew Sweet was born in Nebraska – also the home of Josh Rouse, Conor Oberst, Randy Meisner, and JoJo Siwa. After finishing school he moved south to Athens, Georgia, to attend college and join the alt-rock scene. Athens had already spawned notable alt-rock bands The B-52s and […]
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In tandem with Robert Forster, Grant McLennan was a vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for literate Australian jangle-pop band The Go-Betweens. While The Go-Betweens were on hiatus during the 1990s, Grant McLennan embarked on a solo career, releasing four solo albums, two albums with The Church’s Steve Kilbey, and one album […]
Original Eagles bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner passed away last week. It wasn’t a surprise – he’d been battling physical and mental health issues, as well as alcoholism. It was as though he still carried the baggage from leaving the Eagles in their prime – his career never recovered. He […]
Between 1967 and 1972, Birmingham’s The Moody Blues released seven studio albums, commonly referred to as the core seven. They stayed in step with the times, transitioning from richly orchestrated psychedelic pop to more stripped-down albums in the 1970s. At the same time. The Moody Blues were twee, moustachioed and […]
Neil Young has enjoyed a long and erratic music career. His first brush with fame came with Buffalo Springfield in the 1960s. He released his first solo album in 1969, and he also teamed up with Crosby, Stills, and Nash for 1970’s Déjà Vu. Young’s been prolific ever since, releasing […]
Ariana Grande pivoted to a music career after four seasons on Nickelodeon teen comedy Victorious. She released her debut, Yours Truly, in 2013 at the age of 20. It showcased a beautiful voice with a four-octave range, warm tones, and a distinctive slur. Grande’s vocal abilities are impressive given her […]
Californian folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield were short-lived but signicant. They recorded one of the defining protest songs of the 1960s, ‘For What It’s Worth’, and launched the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay of Poco, and Jim Messina of Loggins and Messina. Buffalo Springfield’s lineup was fluid – the temperamental Young […]