The UK’s Greatest Hits: 33. Only By the Night – Kings Of Leon
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 33. Only By the Night – Kings Of Leon

Only By The Night – Kings Of Leon – 2008 First listen?: Yes I thought that Kings Of Leon were much heavier than this, but turns out they are just Pop Rock sweethearts in the end. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but I went into Only By The Night thinking it would be … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 35. Hopes and Fears – Keane
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 35. Hopes and Fears – Keane

Hopes and Fears – Keane – 2004 First listen?: No I remember the chart battle between the debut albums from Scissor Sisters and Keane for the biggest selling album of 2004 quite well, there ended up being less than 1000 copies in the end. Scissor Sisters edged it in the end, but Keane manage to find themselves two places … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 37. Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – Jeff Wayne
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 37. Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – Jeff Wayne

This album is unlike anything else on this list. A musical without a stage, a performance piece without any performers, Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds is so weird to comprehend in the current chart that it’s probably no surprise it’s had such a lasting effect on the British public. Continue reading