A quantum leap in the singer-songwriter paradigm, Joni Mitchell’s flawless essay on love, loss and regret ‘Blue’ remains hugely powerful.
‘After The Gold Rush’ stands as a late entry to the Great American Songbook, properly establishing Neil Young as a solo star.
Green Day’s deliberately economical 13th album ‘Father Of All…’ represents a minor late-career upswing, full of energy and spirit.
Although his influence is often taken for granted, it is important on the 50th anniversary of ‘Electric Ladyland’ to remember what Jimi Hendrix could do with a guitar.
‘Emperor Of Sand’, Mastodon’s seventh album, sees the metal wizards in scintillating form.
Green Day’s fire is still alight, but while they aren’t exactly neutered, they do sound diluted.