Recent Albums

Dark Room

Dark Room

Nothing like a bit of good ole Aussie Rock to blow the cobwebs out and who does it better than The Angels?

The songs are simple but incredibly catchy and whether I’m sitting at my desk, in the car or elsewhere, I can never help but sing along.

(IV)  Rattus Norvegicus

(IV) Rattus Norvegicus

This is one of the sound-track albums of my youth and it’s been some time since I listened to it.  However, someone played The Stranglers’ Golden Brown at a BBQ I attended at the weekend and I knew I had to listen to this album again.

Live At Folsom Prison

Live At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash is one of the 20th century’s greats for a reason; his earthy, simplistic tunes of Americana are irresistibly catchy and yet Cash brings real heart and meaning to them.

Supernatural

Supernatural

This album was a giant commercial success for Santana after a period of relative obscurity during the 1980s and 1990s. The single Smooth, with Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty was the monster hit but there are several fantastic tracks including Corazon Espinada with Mana, Africa Bamba, Maria Maria with The Product G&B and The Callin with Eric Clapton.

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.