Monthly Archives: May 2011

Congratulations to Gin Blossoms and Sabbath, sorry to Marillion and Belinda Carlisle.

GROUP 44: Congratulations I’m Sorry: Gin Blossoms Volume 4: Black Sabbath Script For A Jesters Tear: Marillion Live Your Life Be Free: Belinda Carlisle Another close group and I’m giving top spot to the wonderful Gin Blossoms album which is … Continue reading

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Madonna confesses, Mechanics get their sums wrong, Graham Gouldman sings with some animals and Saxon sing about the assasination of JFK!

GROUP 43: Confessions On A Dance Floor: Madonna M6: Mike & The Mechanics Animalympics: Graham Gouldman Strong Arm Of The Law: Saxon Madonnas’ brilliant dance fused Confessions takes this group. I don’t normally ‘do’ dance, too souless for me but … Continue reading

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Foreigner Want To Know What Love Is and Simple Minds are Alive and Kicking.

GROUP 42: Agent Provocateur: Foreigner One Upon A Time: Simple Minds Best Of: Sheryl Crow Building The Perfect Beast: Don Henley The group goes to the awesome Agent Provocateur which is a great Rock album. Starting with the all out … Continue reading

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AC/DC sing about sex, drinking, sex, more sex and er, more sex.

GROUP 41: Back In Black: AC/DC Best Of : Labi Siffre Fear Of The Dark: Iron Maiden Ritchie Blackmores’ Rainbow: Rainbow Back in Black wins this group by some margin. From that opening bell and guitar riff of Hells Bells … Continue reading

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Sign ‘O’ The Times

GROUP 40: The Hits: Prince Big Ones: Aerosmith The Hurting: Tears For Fears 2112: Rush I’ve not been a massive advocate of Prince over the years if I’m honest but the wife got me into his stuff (and dragged me … Continue reading

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“Let him who have understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty six.”

GROUP 39: Number Of The Beast: Iron Maiden Magical Ring: Clannad Collection Of Metal: Saxon Happy Nation: Ace Of Base I thought this group would be closer than it turned out. The masterful Number Of The Beast wins this group … Continue reading

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“I’ve got a book of matches, I’ve got a can of kerosene, I’ve got some bad ideas involving you and me”

GROUP 38: Good Mourning: Alkaline Trio Wildflower: Sheryl Crow Beggar On A Beach Of Gold: Mike & The Mechanics Pills Thrills n Bellyaches:  Happy Mondays This was my first *real* listen to Pills Thrills n’ Bellyaches, I can’t understand what … Continue reading

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Sweden’s best band defeat some of England’s finest.

GROUP 37: Crash Boom Bang: Roxette On Every Street: Dire Straits Songs From The Big Chair: Tears For Fears Decade: Duran Duran Songs From The Big Chair is controversially knocked out in round one, it’s luscious sweeping west coast production … Continue reading

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