When I first heard the Kaiser Chiefs years ago via 'I Predict A Riot', I immediately hated the song, and then when the radio starting playing 'Everyday I Love You Less and Less' I decided that I've give this new band a miss. However, subsequent hits on later albums, and indeed a change in my musical taste at the time, made me warm to them, and eventually I bought their 2005 debut 'Employment'. I now love those aforementioned songs, although I still think they become receptive after a while, so I make sure I mix them in with other songs.
My favourite track, indeed my all time favourite Kaiser Chiefs song is 'Caroline, Yes', and this is also on the CD, alongside other greats like… Read more
2004 was a great year for music, there were so many good releases from bands like Keane and The Libertines, but my absolute highlight was when The Killers launched their debut album 'Hot Fuss', which stayed with me constantly throughout my secondary school years.
Brandon Flowers and his band came up with an indie album filled with classic anthems that make you feel good, and were destined to go down well in the indie clubs. There isn't one bad song on here, and even the weaker tracks towards the end are good at best.
With hindsight, 'Hot Fuss' contains so many of The Killers' most important songs that even the casual listener associates with them. There's the anthem… Read more
After a cracking debut, followed by a masterpiece ('In It For The Money'), Supergrass gave us album number three in 1999. Their music envolved from quirky and bouncy pop punk, to more mature, melodic Britpop.
There are a couple of songs here that are reminsistant of the older stuff, notably the infectious hit single 'Pumping On Your Stereo' (check out the brilliant music video), but their style here is definitely different for the most part, with a song to suit any mood. The top ten hit 'Moving' is a standout track, and the mesmerising 'Beautiful People' and excellent 'What Went Wrong (In Your Head)' ensure that it isn't just the singles that make this a class album. It has a… Read more