Category music

When Do Bands Peak?

Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy

It’s easy to find lists of great debut albums, but personally I often prefer a band’s later records, where they stretch their wings, becoming more diverse and more comfortable in the studio. Bands’ debut albums are often the most pure,…

Tuesday’s Top Tens

Tom Waits Heart of Saturday Night

Happy Tuesday morning* (New Zealand time)! Often on Tuesday morning I feature an artist that I’ve recently added to the site, but I haven’t written much this week, so here are some lists for your viewing pleasure. *I just accidentally…

The Shuffle the Music Tag

Jazz Queen

I was nominated by Turntabletalk (thank you!) to do the shuffle music tag challenge. Here are the rules. THE RULES• Mention the creator of the tag and link to their blog (created by )• Thank the person that nominated you for this…

Wild Horses by Prefab Sprout

Prefab Sprout‘s terrific 1990 album, Jordan: The Comeback, features a song named ‘Wild Horses’. It’s about an older gentleman’s unsavoury attempt to woo a young lady. Paddy McAloon is a brilliant lyricist, and he’s in full flight here, throwing in…