Recent Albums

Breezin’

Breezin’

Benson’s cruisy, R & B, jazz guitar stylings are instantly recognizable.  And his songs are at once mesmerising in their smoothness and yet irresistibly catchy.  If defy you not to start singing along.

Carencro

Carencro

Broussard is a masterful song-writer and Carencro is wall-to-wall with wonderfully catchy pop songs that show real substance.

I love the way this album flows effortlessly between rollicking southern-bayou funk to sweet, pop, love-songs and back again.

Damn The Torpedoes

Damn The Torpedoes

Damn The Torpedoes is one of those albums I remember being released when I was a teenager with tracks like Refugee, Here comes my Girl and Don’t Do Me Like That.

Pure Heroine

Pure Heroine

Perhaps I’m just not ‘target audience, but I find this album musically dull.  The label “electro-pop’ sounds like music industry marketese for “couldn’t be arsed paying for musicians to play actual musical instruments.”

Texas Flood

Texas Flood

Texas Flood, anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan in fact, is a must-listen for guitar lovers.  This guy was without doubt, one of the greatest.

Shake Your Money Maker

Shake Your Money Maker

Three great tracks in Twice as Hard, Hard to Handle and She Talks to Angels, which all reached number one in the charts.  In my opinion,  Could I’ve Been so Blind is a pretty strong track too.

Drummer, Steve Gorman shows himself to be a standout musician.  I can listen to him all day.

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

I know I said there wouldn’t be any recommendations here, but this has been one of my favourite albums of all time, since I first heard it on release.  It is one of those rare albums that doesn’t have a weak track.

Communique

Communique

Communique was Dire Straits second album and the final one featuring the original line-up of Mark Knopfler, lead guitar and vocals; David Knopfler, rhythm guitar; John Illsley, bass; Pick Withers on drums.

They were never the same again.