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FAVOURITE ALBUMS PART 1

Peter Ellis "bukowski-65"
 
Unknown pleasures (1980)
Unknown pleasures (1980)
"Hailing from Manchester, England, Joy Division profoundly affected the alternative music scene. Arriving as punk music was waning, UNKNOWN Joy Division's music inhabits an eerie, twilight world."
Definitely Maybe
Definitely Maybe
"'Definitely Maybe' is the debut album by Mancunian  60's revivalists Oasis. With nods to artists such as The Beatles andT-Rex, Oasis have taken the traditional English songwritingblueprint"
The Bends
The Bends
"Thom Yorke's falsetto crying over a wall of acoustic and electric guitars, as lyrics and music blend to create a masterpiece of melancholy beauty. The Bends is one of the most essential albums"
Parachutes
Parachutes
"Music doesn't come more touching than Parachutes."
Urban Hymns
Urban Hymns
"This is the third studio album by the Wigan indie-rock act fronted by Richard Ashcroft. It is the follow up to 1995's 'A Northern Soul'. The no.1 single, 'The Drug's Don't Work', is included."
Youth & Young Manhood
Youth & Young Manhood
"Youth And Young Manhood' is the debut album from Nashville-based band Kings Of Leon. Featuring production work from Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams/Crosby Stills & Nash), the album fusesgritty southern garage"
Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm
"Silent Alarm' is the first album from London-based art-rockers Bloc Party. The album combines punky, staccato style musicianship with poignant lyrical matter,"
Bring It On: 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Bring It On: 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition
"In 1998, Gomez burst onto the music scene from out of nowhere and picked up the prestigious Mercury Music prize for their debut album, Bring It On."
The Best Of Blur (2CD)
The Best Of Blur (2CD)
"the band's desire to accentuate their more recent efforts is obvious. Running order aside, it's hard to fault the 18 tracks"
Nevermind
Nevermind
"'Nevermind' was Nirvana's stepping stone into the world spotlight. With its grinding guitars, pounding drums, and Kurt Cobain's distinctive voice, it fused alternative punk with 70's rock."
Kasabian
Kasabian
"Honest and real, arrogant and naÔve, Kasabian are four lads making music with total disregard for anything else going on and are sure to be the next big thing."
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
"Debut album from Sheffield-born quartet the Arctic Monkeys.Even before the release of this first offering, the band were being touted as the next big thing. With their mix of melodic pop"
Turn On The Bright Lights
Turn On The Bright Lights
"Turn On The Bright Lights' is the debut album from New York post-punk revivalists, Interpol. Their sound has been likened by critics to the music of Joy Division and The Strokes."
Is This It?
Is This It?
"Debut album which reinvents the 1975 New York era of Television, The Ramones and Blondie. A retro attitude with a contemporary dose of punk fuelled rock 'n' roll. Includes the hitsingle, 'Last Nite'."
Funhouse
Funhouse
"Epitomizing sex drugs and rock 'n' roll, 'Fun House' outraged in the 70's but is now considered a classic. It features the celebrated line up of Iggy Pop, Ron and Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander."
Out Of Time (U.S. Version)
Out Of Time (U.S. Version)
"The confusion Michael Stipe communicates in the catchy "Losing My Religion" and the dark-and-dreamy "Low" hit the mainstream-rock audience when it was most primed for uneasy angst."
The Libertines
The Libertines
"In the late nineties in the East London squat scene, two troubadours and dreamers Peter Doherty and Carl Barat met and bonded over music and a common romanticism."
Once More With Feeling: Singles 1996-2004/Remix Bonus Disc
Once More With Feeling: Singles 1996-2004/Remix Bonus Disc
"Early hits ("Nancy Boy" and "Bruise Pristine") define the band's cross-gender themes and slick, churning sound"
Get Born
Get Born
"'Get Born' is the debut album from the Australian based four piece Jet. The album is a straight forward mix of rock 'n'roll and blues"
Bright Midnight: Live in America
Bright Midnight: Live in America
"Included in this compilation are the likes of 'Light My Fire', 'Roadhouse Blues' and the Vietnam war classic 'Five To One'. It is fair to say that most of the classics are here from the albums"
Straw Donkey: The Singles
Straw Donkey: The Singles
"The social commentry that runs throughout Carter's music is everpresent in Straw Donkey, from their humble beginnings with tracks like 'Sheltered Life',"
Rising for Sunset
Rising for Sunset
"Gene come alight when playing live, and it shows if you listen to this album. It outshines anything they have done in a studio."
Adore
Adore
"With Adore, Smashing Pumpkins return to the forefront of rock to do a dance with a new partner. Trading white-noise vocals and guitars for caramel crooning and dense synthesizers"
Chat and Business
Chat and Business
"The debut album from London town's latest gang of hip young gunslingers, Chat and Business screeches into life with a sound like fingernails scraped bloodily down a blackboard."
Grace
Grace
"Grace is simply one of the most amazing things you can do with your ears and a little digitally-encoded disc. He inherited the voice of his father, the legendary Tim Buckley"