I think the Bunnymen were my most seen band in the 80s. I love these three albums in particular
A friend was moving house recently so sent me some of their vinyl as a gift, including this Pixies album.
I started collecting vinyl again at the start of the year having given mine away in the 2000s like a doofus. With a donation from a friend today I filled out the first section of IKEA shelving. Onwards!
The album on the left is Welsh artist 9Bach, and Carole King on the right obviously. Both feature the artist with what I assume is their pet. I’m now trying to think of other contenders for this niche category
More vinyl – I think Portishead is one of those albums you feel is made with you in mind: it combines jazz, indie, trip hop and all in a melancholic shell. It’d be one of my desert island discs I think
This was the first proper album I ever bought. It hasn’t aged all that well, but still a good listen
Daughter was being a pitch side assistant for Wales Poland women’s hockey match today so I walked into town while she was busy. Inevitably that meant going to Spillers Records, where I bought this copy of Neutral Milk Hotel’s classic album and then had a coffee.
Now that we’re into vinyl whole new avenues of gifts have opened up. Daughter got me this Radiohead album for Father’s Day.
I would offer this up as contender for perfect pop album. It’s catchy, witty, soulful and intelligent – ABC often get lumped in with 80s nostalgia but this is a classic. I got it on vinyl and was reminded of how great the lyrics are listening to it today
I watched this film the other night – it’s amazing, and has a cool soundtrack by Quincy Jones. So I picked up a cheap copy on eBay