Blue – Simply Red

Yet another artist in my collection is feeling rather blue. This is Simply Red’s sixth album, with five cover versions and some original Mick Hucknall brilliance. It’s no Stars, but his voice makes… Continue reading

Blue – Joni Mitchell

Dearest A to Z Albums readers, I have abandoned you for so long. This has been, in part, a reaction to having a new job, and a new London life. But it’s been… Continue reading

Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Bob Dylan is an excellent songwriter. Blood on the Tracks was written around the time of Dylan’s messy breakup with his wife and the… Continue reading

Blood and Chocolate – Elvis Costello and The Attractions

Hello A to Z readers! It’s been a while. We’re getting back into the swing of things with Elvis Costello & The Attractions. This album has some great tracks. I’m a particular fan… Continue reading

Blonde on Blonde – Bob Dylan

Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan’s seventh studio album, is frequently found in the top ten of ‘Best Albums of All Time’ lists. It has ‘classic’ status and Dylan described it as “the closest… Continue reading

Bleach – Nirvana

Picture this: I’m sat in a classroom at school, aged around fifteen, and I spend most of my time with my nose in a book. A group of guys at the back of… Continue reading

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady – Charles Mingus

I only started listening to jazz two or three years ago. It was going to live jazz nights that first sparked my interest and I still find that any recording can never be… Continue reading

Black Holes and Revelations – Muse

Apologies for the lack of posts in recent weeks! There’s a bit of an explanation of what I’ve been up to over on my second blog, cambridgetheologian, so have a read of that… Continue reading

Black Cherry – Goldfrapp

Together Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory make electronic music duo Goldfrapp. Their second album, Black Cherry, was released in 2003 and incorporates dance, glamrock and synthpop sounds. Whilst I do enjoy listening to… Continue reading

Bizet: Carmen – Bizet

Bizet’s Carmen is the only opera I’ve ever seen, but I loved it. It was ground-breaking in its time and tells the story of Don José and his downfall. Don José is a… Continue reading