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Essential Listening

R. Hillyard "MrRich79"
 
The Bends
The Bends
"This album set the standards for bands in the mid 90's.  Fake Plastic Trees is by far one of the best songs I have ever heard, Thoms vocals on this album are met with great musicianship all round"
OK Computer
OK Computer
"Quite Simply one of the best albums ever recorded.  This album cannot have been recorded by humans... can it?  Genius"
Young Team
Young Team
"Superb album with some genius beauty! A friend reccommend it to me, and I cant stop listenning to it"
Happiness In Magazines
Happiness In Magazines
"The best album of 2004 by far!  Coxon proved he can do it alone, filled with great guitar riffs"
Up the Bracket
Up the Bracket
"Fantastic debut album with some great ideas.  Full of energy and excitment building up and up throughout the album letting rip at the end with I get Along"
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
"Chris Martin and the boys proved they have staying power, a great collection of songs, cant wait til the third album"
Who Killed The Zutons [New Version]
Who Killed The Zutons [New Version]
"One of the albums of the year with one of the singles of the year added at the end.  A refreshing sound in comparrison to many other bands at the moment"
O
O
"Brilliant acoustic album with some great lyrics.  If you liked Cannonball you will love the album"
Out Of Nothing
Out Of Nothing
"After a great debut album two rubbish albums followed, I was concerned when I heard about a fourth embrace album, however my concerns were needless, this is a superb comeback album and worth the wait"
Black Cherry
Black Cherry
"A superb follow up to a great debut album.  Allisons vocals are earie, over retro sounding elctronica twisted and turned upside down. Strict Machine reminisses the 70s disco track  'I Feel Love'"
Never Mind the Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols
"With one album they changed popular music culture forever! Obscene, Skathing, Angry 7 Political!  God Saves the Queen is a true anthem!"
Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby
"Many said Joshua Tree was their best album, how wrong they all are.  Achtung Baby from start to finish is U2 at their very best.  'One' is touching, Wild Horses, political, The Fly is awesome."
Ray Of Light (U.S. Version)
Ray Of Light (U.S. Version)
"William Orbit worked wonders,  Madonna Worked hard.  Her Comeback was complete.  Her best work by far.  Its moody, its creepy, its touching. Well Done Madge"
Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
"Highly political, Tracy Chapman at her best, great lyrics that are heartfelt"
Blur: The Best Of
Blur: The Best Of
"A fine round up of their pre Think Tank days.  Bar far the best band to survive Brit Pop and improve all the time"
Think Tank
Think Tank
"One of my fav albums of recent years, post Coxon and the lads still have it!"
Mezzanine
Mezzanine
"Massive Attacks best album, from start to finish it is a great listen.  It is very dark and very moody, lie down in a pitch balck room and let it take you for a ride!"
Screamadelica
Screamadelica
"Wow!"
Mechanical Animals
Mechanical Animals
"Marilyn Manson is so intelligent, He is a reinvention of Glam Rock and there some definate Bowie influences ont his great piece of musical art"
Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine
"Political, funky, angry, great guitar and bass lines! Everyone should own this album"
Automatic for the People
Automatic for the People
"Touching and Heartfelt.  Stipe at his best.  One of the all time classics"
Music For The Jilted Generation
Music For The Jilted Generation
"The album that fused hard dance with hard rock and defined a generation.  Liam Howlett rewrote the genres with this defining album.  Superb music which was ground breaking"
Final Straw
Final Straw
"After three albums and 12 years, these boys get their break through! This is a superb album with one of the anthems of the year 'Run'"
Feeling Strangely Fine
Feeling Strangely Fine
"First heard this in 1998 when working in USA, it has quality song after quality song that makes you feel good inside"
Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction
"Play this loud!  Great anthems from the most destructive band in Rock! Slash's guitar and Axls lyrics are a must listen!"