2010/10/23

Young Marble Giants/Colossal Youth (1980)

A post-punk band formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1978, Young Marble Giants' only album. Released on Rough Trade (#3 on the UK indie charts). Indie pop of extremely simple sound, featuring only metronome-like drum machine, cheap electric organ, guitar, bass and lazy female vocals (Alison Statton), like minimal art. Recommended to those who like Brian Eno's "Another Green World", the Flying Lizards, Everything but the Girl and Galaxie 500.

Colossal Youth

2010/09/11

Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Fever to Tell (2003)

An alternative/indie rock band formed in New York in 2000, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' first full album. One of the bands in the 2000s garage rock/post-punk revival, following the Hives, the White Stripes and the Strokes. A bassless trio of female vocalist Karen O, Nick Zinner (guitar, keyboards) and Brian Chase (drums). Garage rock like the late 1970s post punk/art punk. A hit album which sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Includes the single "Maps". Recommended to those who like Patti Smith, the B-52's, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and PJ Harvey.

Fever to Tell

2005/07/30

The Yardbirds/Roger the Engineer (1966)

Released when Jeff Beck (guitar) was a member. Characteristic sounds with echo and fuzz tone.

Roger the Engineer

Yazoo/Upstairs at Eric's (1982)

A duo of Vince Clark (synths) and Alison Moyet (vocals). Soulful electro-pop. 1st album featuring the masterpiece "Only You".

Upstairs at Eric's

Yello/Solid Pleasure (1980)

A queer electro-disco band from Switzerland.

Solid Pleasure

Yes/Close to the Edge (1972)

Better in quality than the previous album "Fragile". One of the masterpieces of UK progressive rock.

Close to the Edge

Neil Young/After the Gold Rush (1970)

The third album established as the greatest work in his early days. Folk-country style rock with heavy guitars. Includes the masterpiece "Southern Man".

After the Gold Rush

Neil Young/Harvest (1972)

One of his masterpieces in the 1970s. Includes No. 1 hit on the US charts "Heart of Gold".

Harvest

The Young Rascals/Groovin' (1967)

White soul group. 3rd album. Includes an excellent cover of Stevie Wonder's "A Place in the Sun".

Groovin'