The UK’s Greatest Hits: 53. Ladies & Gentleman: The Best of George Michael – George Michael
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 53. Ladies & Gentleman: The Best of George Michael – George Michael

Ladies & Gentleman: The Best of George Michael  – George Michael – 1998 First listen?: Yes. I’ve listened to the later collection Twenty Five, but not Ladies & Gentleman. Of the acts that didn’t make the initial top 40 list the one I was most disappointed to not be able to write about was George Michael. I’ve been … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 54. Tango In The Night – Fleetwood Mac
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 54. Tango In The Night – Fleetwood Mac

Tango In The Night  – Fleetwood Mac – 1987 First listen?: Yes One of the best albums I covered in last year’s portion of The UK’s Greatest Hits was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. Released a decade after that breakthrough album, Tango In The Night was both the band’s most commercially successful record since, but also sounds like … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 55. The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 55. The Marshall Mathers LP – Eminem

The Marshall Mathers LP  – Eminem – 2000 First listen?: Yes Disturbed, revolutionary, sickening, groundbreaking, controversial, iconic; The Marshall Mathers LP is all of these things. It’s the only Hip-Hop record to even come close to the top 60 biggest selling albums of all time and it’s unlike anything else on this list. I love rap … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 56. Swing When You’re Winning – Robbie Williams
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 56. Swing When You’re Winning – Robbie Williams

Swing When You’re Winning  – Robbie Williams – 2001 First listen?: No It’s strange to think of a time when the idea of Robbie Williams finding success as a Rat Pack crooner was alien to the British Public. Many have tried it, from Peter Andre to Westlife to Lady Gaga, but Robbie hit the nail on the … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 57. Progress – Take That
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 57. Progress – Take That

Progress  – Take That – 2011 First listen?: No You thought I would stop writing about Take That didn’t you? It’s quite funny that they have two albums with such close sales totals, especially considering both are albums that feature the full 5 piece lineup. Robbie’s return to the band was arguably as exciting as the reunion in … Continue reading

The UK’s Greatest Hits: 59. Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection – Take That
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The UK’s Greatest Hits: 59. Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection – Take That

Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection  – Take That – 2005 First listen?: What a stupid question. I love Take That. Anyone that knows me will understand. I honestly don’t think I would have made it 24 years into my life and be sat here writing about music (As evidenced by the entire blog series based on them). My … Continue reading