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25 great albums you might not have heard yet

waigie "ClydebankMan"
 
... Here's Tom With The Weather
... Here's Tom With The Weather
"timeless scouse magic - buy it!"
Veedon Fleece
Veedon Fleece
"Van's best - before he got grumpy and lazy"
The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot
The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot
"Forget Troutmask... buy this for Big Eyed Beans - his pinnacle."
Aerial
Aerial
"Amazing, relaxing, wise but still eccentric, grown-up music"
Handful Of Earth
Handful Of Earth
"If you only ever buy one folk album, or you just love great 12-string playing and impassioned vocals, great lyrics...etc!"
Miss America
Miss America
"my favourite female singer.. shame about the dearth of output; a bit dated, maybe, but very innovative - and what a voice!"
Rain Dogs
Rain Dogs
"a work of genius, alongside Swordfish"
Pink Moon
Pink Moon
"another work of (tortured, in this case) genius - all 3 of his albums were."
Back in the D.H.S.S. / The Trumpton Riots E.P.
Back in the D.H.S.S. / The Trumpton Riots E.P.
"If you grew up in the '70s (or not at all), this is wickedly funny stuff"
Friday Night In San Francisco
Friday Night In San Francisco
"Wonderfully skilled, but listenable too! Magic"
David Poe
David Poe
"west coast pop with dark lyrics - worth a punt."
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
"you've probably got this already. No? Wonderfully uplifting stuff. The film's good too."
Lowedges
Lowedges
"A 21st century crooner? Amazing"
Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Songs For Swingin' Lovers
"THE Sinatra album - absolutely essential."
Foxtrot (Remastered)
Foxtrot (Remastered)
"OK, I'm an old progger. The best of the genre, and what a good vocalist. Wildly inventive, over 30 years old now!"
Is The Actor Happy
Is The Actor Happy
"several of Vic's earlier albums are great - Drunk, West of Rome - lyrics, pathos, humour. Michael Stipe's a fan, but don't let that put you off."
London Sessions
London Sessions
"Everybody should have the blues - here's an accessible place to start."
On Stolen Stationery
On Stolen Stationery
"oh yes! singer-songwriting perfection - wise, witty, moving, humurous - the lot. £75 s/h at present, I see."
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology
"Jeff's dad - what voices they had."
1972
1972
"groovy, catchy,but with a dark undertinge to the lyrics."
Other Songs
Other Songs
"This (his second) and his first album are astonishing works of tender beauty.I bought  this when Elvis Costello held a RS cd in a Q mag cover photo. Good advertising!"
End of Amnesia
End of Amnesia
"oh, just buy it!"
Language of Snakes
Language of Snakes
"If you only ever buy 2 folk albums... this isn't one of them, but it's varied, interesting, and at times beautiful (Through Moorfields) - unusual instrumentation."
Branduardi canta Yeats (Dieci ballate su liriche di William Butler Yeats)
Branduardi canta Yeats (Dieci ballate su liriche di William Butler Yeats)
"Can't vouch for his other work, but this one - Yeats' poetry sung in Italian, is just lovely."
The La's
The La's
"Oops! Nearly forgot this. Sad story, flawed album, overall..great."