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Nuggets: Codine by The Charlatans

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968 and…

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Music Quiz: Tracks on the Back Solo

Congratulations to Kamer Chameleo-Man who scored the fastest perfect score last week. This week you need to identify solo artists from the tracks on the back of one of their albums. There’s a fair chunk of modern pop in…

10 Best Hit Songs of the 1970s

I’ve listed the ten worst songs of the 1970s, so it’s only fair to look at the highlights of the decade. If rock music came of age in the 1960s, the 1970s saw a proliferation of genres. Funk, disco, progressive…

10 Best Paul Simon Songs

Paul Simon’s songs are part of the American landscape, a thoughtful man documenting his inner dialogue in popular song. From Simon and Garfunkel songs like ‘America’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ to solo songs like ‘American Tune’ and ‘Graceland’, his…

The Clash From Here to Eternity

Music Quiz: Guess Em In Fewer Words

Congratulations to ‘Boom Boom’ Rich Kamermancini, who won for the second week running in last week’s 4×4 quiz. This week it was a lot closer, with a bunch of contestants very close behind his time. This week you need to…

Nuggets: Johnny Was A Good Boy by Mystery Trend

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968, and…

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Music Quiz: 4×4 Albums

Congratulations to Baby-You’re-A-Rich-Kamerman who blitzed last week’s quiz, solving the 8 questions in a reality-defying 6 seconds. This week we are looking at another 4×4 grid – we had one about artists a few weeks ago, but this one has…

Mitski: Albums Ranked from Worst to Best

Japanese-American indie-rock musician Mitski is one of the most interesting figures currently working in popular music – Iggy Pop famously labelled her as “the most advanced American songwriter that I know”. While guitar rock can sometimes feel stale in the…

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10 Best Stevie Wonder Songs

Michigan’s Stevland Hardaway Morris started his recording career young – taking the name Little Stevie Wonder, he recorded his first album at the age of 12. His second album, Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius, and his 1963 single…

Music Quiz: Group Clicking

We had a smaller turnout than usual in last week’s parentheses quiz, but it was again won by a Jim (but just one this week, unlike last week’s two-Jim tie). Congratulations to Jim the Music Enthusiast. This week’s quiz is…

10 Worst Songs of the 1990s

It’s easy to look back at the 1990s with rose-coloured spectacles, assuming that the charts were dominated by respected and cutting-edge acts like Nirvana and Nas. But like every decade, plenty of less illustrious artists sold truckloads of records. This…