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The World’s Greatest Hits: Greatest Hits – Elton John
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Greatest Hits – Elton John

Greatest Hits  – Elton John – 1974 Claimed Sales: 17m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Vinyl Elton John is finally part of the World’s Greatest Hits and it’s appropriate that it’s his very first compilation that became his biggest seller of all time. There’s something to admire about hits collections like this – just 10 tracks long, there’s … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: 1962-1966 (The Red Album) – The Beatles
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The World’s Greatest Hits: 1962-1966 (The Red Album) – The Beatles

1962-1966 (The Red Album) – The Beatles – 1973 Claimed Sales: 15m First listen?: Yes (this collection at least) Format Listened?: Apple Music Beatles compilations are a funny thing. During the heyday of Beatlemania there were countless official, unofficial and seemingly random compilations for various territories across the world. Of course this kept the focus purely on … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits – Simon & Garfunkel
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits – Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits – Simon & Garfunkel – 1972 Claimed Sales: 13m First listen?: No Format Listened?: Vinyl/Apple Music Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot to understand why an artist is massively successful. Taking elements of folk music and making it relevant for an audience experiencing the swinging 60s made Paul Simon one of the era’s defining … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: The Beatles (The White Album) – The Beatles
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The World’s Greatest Hits: The Beatles (The White Album) – The Beatles

The Beatles (The White Album)  – The Beatles – 1968 Claimed Sales: 19m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music The White Album is a daunting prospect for a new listener. Thirty songs split over two records that last over 90 minutes when combined, it’s certainly a far cry from the conciseness of their previous album Sgt … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Rubber Soul – The Beatles
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Rubber Soul – The Beatles

Rubber Soul marks the true turning point in the career of The Beatles. Fresh off a series of soundtrack albums for films starring the band, it’s the first true ‘album’ they released and all but changed the format for good. There’s certainly big hit-worthy singles on here, but it’s much more of a single body of work than anyone would have expected from the boys just two years after Beatlemania. Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2019: Nomination Predictions – Halftime Report
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Grammy Awards 2019: Nomination Predictions – Halftime Report

We are exactly 7 months into the eligibility period for the 2019 Grammy Awards which means it’s probably time to look at the early favourites for music’s biggest night. I’ve successfully posted one of these articles in each of the last 4 years with varying degrees of success, my prediction that the Frozen soundtrack would … Continue reading

Grammy Awards 2018: Who should win Album of the Year?
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Grammy Awards 2018: Who should win Album of the Year?

It’s the biggest award of the night and often becomes the most memorable moment of any Grammys telecast. Moments like Arcade Fire taking a surprise win here, or Adele’s reluctance to even accept the award over Beyonce last year have been some of the most memorable times for me. This year is one of the strongest sets of albums in recent memory, with not a single dud in sight. Could it be one of the tightest Album of the Year races in Grammy history? Let’s take a look at the nominees and then see just how deserving each of these albums are in depth. Continue reading