The Next 10

The next ten records after my Top 10 & you start to get into territory of this could be one of 40 or 50 but here goes:

Whatever People Say I am, That’s what I’m not – Arctic Monkeys – one of those records that when it came out it blew you away with its energy and power and Northern guile. Quite raw in places and all the better for it

Sugaring Season – Beth Orton – after a 6 year hiatus she recorded this in 2012 & it’s sumptuous

Songs for Swinging Lovers – Frank Sinatra – happiness is this record

Bring it On – Gomez – unbelievably 20 years old and at the time a breath of fresh air. They are touring the album again now & we will luckily see them @ Rock City in 2 weeks

50 Words for Snow – Kate Bush – to be played none stop in winter

Diamond Mind – King Creosote & John Hopkins – press play & enter a world of perfect peace

Out of the Blue – ELO – at the time ELO took the path of pop and classical into new territory following on from George Martin’s work with Music that I think he would have admired

Band on the Run – Paul McCartney – an amazing record with an amazing back story. Released in 1973 it was his 5th album since leaving The Beatles in only 3 years! This has all time classics plus one of my favourite tunes ‘Bluebird’

The Bends – Radiohead – awesome. Tracks to literally never leave you. Pieces of poetry, built with craft and genius.

The White Album – The Beatles – also awesome. The most eclectic of the Beatles records and the one that most bands drew inspiration from including Radiohead. In its depth alone it is simply incredible. Then there’s the small matter of some of the most delectable tunes ever

And the beauty of music? I’ve got so much more to discover and there’s so much more to come out which means our choices are always positively affected. Here’s to discovery.

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