Can you recognise these words which only appeared in one US #1 single? https://www.sporcle.com/games/jmsr525/uninumone1 I scored a solid 22/39, which … Continue Reading Sporcle Challenge #5 – Unique Words in #1 Songs
Roxy Music were formed in the early 1970s by vocalist and keyboardist Bryan Ferry who, along with several of his … Continue Reading An Introduction to Roxy Music
Can you recognise these bands without their lead singer? https://www.sporcle.com/games/hcd199/singer-removal It’s surprisingly difficult on some – I only scored 10/20, … Continue Reading Sporcle Challenge – Week #4
I’ve just added three albums by 1970’s soul legend Bill Withers to Aphoristic Album Reviews. As well as his timeless … Continue Reading A Duck in a Microwave – and other music jokes
The best albums from Van Morrison’s catalogue.
Last week’s challenge was a little too involving, but today’s is much more friendly. Can you match the to-do list … Continue Reading Sporcle Challenge – #3 – To Do List
A game I like to play on my cycle commute from work is figuring out the best band of each … Continue Reading Album Battle – Wilco vs Radiohead
An analysis of the 1969 Woodstock movie.
One of my favourite websites is Sporcle – it’s a quiz website where users can create their own quizzes. I … Continue Reading Sporcle Challenge #1 – Band by Set-list
Aphoristic Album Reviews has had a couple of significant milestones this week. 500 Ratings I’ve been keeping a record of … Continue Reading Site Updates: 500 Ratings and a New Domain
To what extent was punk rock an expression of dissent?
Revisiting Kate Bush’s catalogue over the past week or so has only increased my appreciation of a fearless and original … Continue Reading An Introduction to Kate Bush
Ten worst pop stinkers ever I wrote this in response to a list published in a major New Zealand weekly … Continue Reading Ten worst pop stinkers ever – A Letter to the Editor
“There are only two kinds of songs; there’s the blues, and there’s zip-a-dee-doo-dah.” – Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt … Continue Reading An Introduction to Townes Van Zandt