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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 42. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 42. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

Tubular Bells  – Mike Oldfield – 1973 First listen?: Yes The last ‘new’ album for me to listen to in this whole series, Tubular Bells is unlike anything else, on this list or otherwise. An instrumental piece composed and performed almost single-handedly by a 19 year old Mike Oldfield there are no ‘tracks’, just a Pt1 and … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 44. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 44. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman  – Tracy Chapman – 1988 First listen?: Yes I really didn’t know what to expect going into my first listen of Tracy Chapman’s landmark debut album. Of course I had heard signature hit Fast Car, notably current again thanks to a certain terrible tropical house version from earlier in 2016, but my knowledge of Tracy Chapman … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 45. Parachutes – Coldplay
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 45. Parachutes – Coldplay

Parachutes  – Coldplay – 2000 First listen?: No It’s very strange to think back to a time when Chris, Will, Guy and Johnny weren’t the monolithic music entity that they are in 2016, when they were just 4 university graduates who happened to find themselves on the radio with their breakthrough hit Yellow. Back at the turn of the millennium, … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 47. Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture – Various Artists
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 47. Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture – Various Artists

Grease The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture – Various Artists – 1978 First listen?: To the full soundtrack, Yes. Of course I’ve seen Grease A LOT. Let’s get one thing out of the way first, I’m not a huge fan of Grease. There isn’t much of a story, the songs are inconsistent at best and Danny is … Continue reading