Kate Bush Albums Ranked Best to Still Pretty Wonderful

Kent, England’s beloved Catherine Bush turns 61 today. After a half-century of songwriting, the artist can look back proudly on a career that has balanced commercial success with the respect of both critics and admirers of sophisticated pop music. We can only hope there’s more to follow. Meantime, a plainly subjective take on her 10 … Continue reading Kate Bush Albums Ranked Best to Still Pretty Wonderful

New Order in Chicago – 1983 (free download)

A big Kangol tip to The Power of Independent Trucking for securing a copy of New Order’s legendary 1983 set at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago. I’ve written before about what an important year that was for the Mancunian hit makers. This previously hard-to-find bootleg represents a high point during the band’s most creative period. “Blue … Continue reading New Order in Chicago – 1983 (free download)

Souvenir: A 36-year old album you should buy right now

The lead single from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s 13th studio disc drops today. “La Mitrailleuse” is a vintage slice of the electropop that made the Wirral, Merseyside duo rich and famous in the 1980s. The title is French for “the machinegun,” an all-too apt reference these days. It features looped recordings of gun and … Continue reading Souvenir: A 36-year old album you should buy right now