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Music Index

The starting point for an index of all my musical sections.


Historic Album Reviews

I am gradually building up my reviews of historic albums from America to U2


The Music Years

Albums reviewed by years from 1963 until the present day.


The Gig List

A list of concerts and gigs I have attended over the years with reviews when I can remember what they were like.


Music Writing

My music writing - both published and unpublished.


Here and Now

Details of Eastern Evening News Here and Now columns I was involved in.


2009 Album Reviews

Major 2009 albums reviewed and rated.


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Free music - Best of 2009


Free music - Best of 2010

My favourite tracks from 2010 compiled as a playlist.






The Music Years - 1979

The following albums were released in 1964 and have been reviewed thanks to the following legal music sites:


Voulez Vous - 7

There is much more of a disco feel about Voulez Vous but that doesn't detract from an album where at last there is no filler material. Marriage break-ups and relationship problems seem to have worked in the group's favour as the songs become more biting and meaningful. Just listen to "Angel Eyes" and "If It Wasn't For the Nights"  to see what I mean. It's almost as if the quartet are using confessional material to expound their thoughts and sorrows in a strangely therapeutic style reminiscent of some of Fleetwood Mac's material. It gives the album an almost sad quality. There is some top class pop material here such as "As Good As New," "Chiquitita" and "I Have A Dream." Voulez Vous proved that Abba were by now a class act.