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Jason's English-list: Music

Jason Parkes
 
The Jazz Age
The Jazz Age
"One of the great lost albums of the 1990s - literate, art-inflected wonder released in era of 'Be Here Now' & Robin Williams' solo career...."
Imperial Bedroom (Expanded Edition)
Imperial Bedroom (Expanded Edition)
"Still my favourite Costello LP- 'Beyond Belief', 'You Little Fool', 'Man Out of Time'...."
Fried
Fried
"Copey a bit lost in Albion....'Reynard the Fox', 'Sunspots', 'The Bloody Assizes' - see 'Repossessed'..."
English Settlement
English Settlement
"Well it's got English in da title? - see also 'Skylarking' & 'Oranges & Lemons' & The Dukes of Stratosphear..."
Don't Stand Me Down (The Director's Cut)
Don't Stand Me Down (The Director's Cut)
"The British equivalent of both Pet Sounds & Smile, only much much better (yes I know Kevin Rowland has Irish roots...)"
The Village Green Preservation Society
The Village Green Preservation Society
"If one LP could define this list, it would probably be this one-"
20 Jazz Funk Greats
20 Jazz Funk Greats
"The cover itself is a great work of art that could only stem from the psychology of this nation!"
New Wave
New Wave
"After the false-start of The Servants, this was where Luke Haines arrived & made our lives the joy they are in a parallel universe..."
The Madcap Laughs
The Madcap Laughs
"See also The Canterbury Scene, or in Syd's American-made mirror a reflection of Roky Erickson-"
Suede
Suede
"Lots of nice lines about volvos and references to smalltowns and a Reginald Perrin world: 'Sleeping Pills', 'Pantomime Horse', 'The Next Life', 'Animal Nitrate' et al..."
The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead
"& no list of this nature would be complete without The Smiths: Carry On, Oscar Wilde, Jean Cocteau, Terence Stamp, The Byrds, Elvis- but still very English?"
What's The Matter Boy?
What's The Matter Boy?
"This beat Orange Juice, St Etienne, Robyn Hitchcock, Caravan, ATV, Billy Bragg & Van Der Graaf Generator..."
England Made Me
England Made Me
"More Luke Haines, with a title from Graham Greene and one of the best LP covers ever! "Life is hard- kill yourself or get over it!!!!""
His Greatest Misses
His Greatest Misses
"Nice career compilation that includes 'Shipbuilding' & 'Sea Song'...."
Vauxhall And I
Vauxhall And I
"His best solo LP & along with 'Viva Hate' & 'Your Arsenal' one of the few to bother with (You are the Quarry is dire...)"
Grotesque - After The Gramme
Grotesque - After The Gramme
"Definitive reissue of definitive Fall-LP featuring Marc Riley in the line-up: 'English Scheme', 'The NWRA', 'Totally Wired' , 'Leave the Capitol', 'CNC's Mithering'...."
Forever Breathes The Lonely Word
Forever Breathes The Lonely Word
"This one beat Blur, Wire, The Teardrop Explodes, The Slits & The Brilliant Corners...."
Back in the D.H.S.S. / The Trumpton Riots E.P.
Back in the D.H.S.S. / The Trumpton Riots E.P.
"Worth entry for 'All I Want for Xmas is a Dukla-Prague Away Kit' alone!"
Original Pirate Material
Original Pirate Material
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George Best Plus
George Best Plus
"Expanded reissue of Indie-classic: 'Give My Love to Kevin', 'My Fave Dress', 'Nobody's Twisting Your Arm', 'A Million Miles'...."
Bummed
Bummed
"Produced by Martin Hannett"
Bryter Layter
Bryter Layter
"His most English-album? (a most English singer- Warwickshire floats through his voicebox...)"
Selling England By The Pound
Selling England By The Pound
"The 'Grotesque' of the 1970s?"
Mr. Fantasy
Mr. Fantasy
"Like a psychedelic Brit-take on The Band...."
Hits
Hits
"Oh Jarvis is so English- 'Babies', 'Razzmattaz', 'Sorted for...', 'Trees', 'Do You Remember...'"