Recent Reviews

Feb 18, 2020
70
UK rave era fun for all. Smiley and PJ really could have been much bigger as they were the most known, most quoted artists around 89, 90. The morning after the club or rave friends would remember the Shut Up and Dance tune played and especially the time "£20 to get in" came out... "I thought it was £10 to get in?" "Nah man it's had a remix."

If a big label had had the balls to license, release and properly market a best of compilation with classic ... read more
Feb 18, 2020
70
"Radio Babylon" heard absolutely everywhere 89-91 era parties. Heavier than most club tunes but the samples, sirens bleeps and effects worked a treat.

Play It Again Sam were known more for Continental artists - Belgian, Dutch, Swiss... so it was always a surprise to see which UK artists licensed their tracks to them.

"Woo, Alright" is from Encore (Dance Version) by Cheryl Lynn, "Babylon" is from Rivers Of Babylon by Boney M, "Oh No!" is from I Can't ... read more
Feb 16, 2020
80
Fantastic compilation. The demos, BBC live recordings and unreleased lounge jazz numbers are a treasure trove for Bobbie Gentry fans. Still a few non-Capitol recordings to collect but this pretty much completes the picture for Bobbie's career while under a label contract. All we need now is for Bobbie to be tempted out of retirement, put a band together and headline Glastonbury.
Feb 16, 2020
80
Her 6th album but my first time listening to Laura Marling. "Don't Pass Me By" and "Nothing, Not Nearly" hit the spot instantly for me in terms of sound and production - some raw earthy electric guitar, a drum machine, live strings, nicely separated electric? bass and a voice that surprises with leaps and hiccups. I'd like to find more 'electric' Laura, it's right up my street. I also adore the melodies and production on "Soothing" and "Always This Way" ... read more
Feb 15, 2020
60
one of the first Black Ark Studio classics.
Jan 16, 2020
fine work right here.
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Subjective 'what this means to me' ratings: 60 = I enjoy, 70 or 71 = I listen regularly, 80 = I listen regularly and recommend to friends, 90 = I'm obsessed, 100 = my desert island discs.
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