RECENT REVIEW INDEX


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The star rating system takes into account that these were all "Acquisitions Of The Year" to warrant being written up. Therefore * represents 50-60%, ** is 60-70%, *** is 70-80%, **** is 80-90% and ***** is 90-99.9% (we're talking Pet Sounds, Blood On The Tracks or Forever Changes here). The price paid, packaging etc. are not relevant to the rating.

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FEBRUARY 2010

11/2/10 Carla Bruni
No Promises
(34.45)*

JANUARY 2010

23/1/10 Compilation
The Complete Motown Singles (Vol. 5)
(79.05/71.29/77.12/77.55/75.44/74.32)****

DECEMBER 2009

18/12/09 Compilation
Birth Of Soul (Vol. 3)
(74.49)****
7/12/09 Dick Dale
Mr Eliminator
(36.58)**

NOVEMBER 2009

30/11/09 Eddie Cochran
Twelve Of His Biggest Hits/Never To Be Forgotten
(50.53)***

OCTOBER 2009

23/9/09 Beatles
The Beatles (Mono Box Set)
(557.00)****

SEPTEMBER 2009

23/9/09 Beatles
The Beatles (Stereo Box Set)
(525.00)****

AUGUST

27/8/09 Incredible String Band
"U"
(52.03/55.50)**

JULY 2009

12/7/09 Marvelettes
Forever - The Complete Motown Albums Vol. 1
(78.39/73.59/72.17)***

JUNE 2009

25/6/09 Rolling Stones
More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies)
(38.13/52.28)***
22/6/09 Donovan
Barabajagal
(76.55)*
22/6/09 Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd
The Moon And The Melodies
(37.24)**
1/6/09 Marvin Gaye
Together/It Takes Two
(62.49)**

MAY 2009

31/5/09 Donovan
The Hurdy Gurdy Man
(57.50)**
13/5/09 Donovan
Mellow Yellow
(65.13)**

APRIL 2009

27/4/09 Donovan
Sunshine Superman
(67.05)***
19/4/09 Compilation
Girls With Guitars
(56.30)***
19/4/09 Jeff Beck
Truth
(70.37)**
18/4/09 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Voices On The Air - The Peel Sessions
(69.58)***

MARCH 2009

6/3/09 Ikettes
Fine, Fine, Fine
(62.01)***

FEBRUARY 2009

2/2/2009 Shop Assistants
Will Anything Happen
(38.21)***

JANUARY 2009

24/1/2009 Bob Dylan
No Direction Home
(72.11/72.20)***

DECEMBER 2008

31/12/2008 Ann Peebles
The Complete Ann Peebles On Hi Records (Vol. 1): 1969-1973
(46.08/56.41)***

NOVEMBER 2008

20/11/2008 Darlene Love
So Much Love - A Darlene Love Anthology 1958-1998 (63.45)
**

OCTOBER 2008

27/10/2008 Marvin Gaye
MPG/That's The Way Love Is
(70.13)**
23/10/2008 Marvin Gaye
Moods Of Marvin Gaye/In The Groove
(69.08)***

AUGUST 2008

23/8/2008 Gladiators
Dreadlocks The Time Is Now
(62.37)**
21/8/2008 Ann Peebles
Greatest Hits
(74.34)***

JULY 2008

28/7/2008 Nina Nastasia
Run To Ruin
  (31.09)****
25/7/2008 Dion
The Road I'm On - A Retrospective
(48.05/53.44)***
24/7/2008 Steeleye Span
The Lark In The Morning
(62.51/58.24)****
24/7/2008 Blondie
Eat To The Beat
(43.13)***
15/7/2008 Compilation
Trojan Rocksteady Rarities Box Set
(48.18/45.25/45.40)***
9/7/2008 John Martyn
The Electric John Martyn
(48.34)*
4/7/2008 Dion
Lovers Who Wander/So Why Didn't You Do That The First Time
(77.36)**

JUNE 2008

28/6/2008 Aretha Franklin
Live At Fillmore West
(67.54/60.50)****
26/6/2008 Martha and the Vandellas
Spellbound: Lost And Found
(63.22/66.14)***
21/6/2008 Everly Brothers
Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits/Gone Gone Gone
(79.42)***
17/6/2008 Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
(78.11/72.05/79.52/78.14/79.51)***
16/6/2008 Everly Brothers
It's Everly Time/A Date With The Everly Brother
s (72.15)***
12/6/2008 Magic Band
Back To The Front
(55.44)***
2/6/2008 Nina Nastasia
On Leaving
(34.00)**

MAY 2008

30/5/2008 Cornershop
Handcream For A Generation
(60.52)***
13/5/2008 Cat Power
Jukebox
(41.38/21.31)***
11/5/2008 Etta James
The Very Best Of Etta James
(52.52/53.47/55.13)**
6/5/2008 Eighteenth Day Of May
Eighteenth Day Of May
(47.45)***

APRIL 2008

22/4/2008  Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club
(39.32)***
15/4/2008  Pink Floyd
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
(42.15/41.58/32.06)****
14/4/2008 Duane Eddy
Greatest Hits
(61.50)***
11/4/2008 Hollies
The Essential Collection
(66.56)**

MARCH 2008

19/3/2008 Deviants
Ptooff!/Disposable
(78.09)**
11/3/2008 Jeff Beck
Shapes Of Things - 60s Groups And Sessions
(72.33)*

FEBRUARY 2008

25/2/2008 Nina Nastasia
"Dogs"
(44.01)***
12/2/2008 Diana Ross and the Supremes
Let The Sunshine In/Cream Of The Crop
(69.10)**
8/2/2008 Bob Weir
Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir
(78.11/77.10)**

JANUARY 2008

31/1/2008 Compilation
A Cellarful Of Motown (Vol. 3)
(60.58/64.36)***
21/1/2008 Supremes
The Supremes (Box set)
(69.40/64.10/67.26/70.53/36.17)****
15/1/2008 Brenda Holloway
The Motown Anthology
(67.03/66.34)***
14/1/2008 Jefferson Airplane
Bless Its Pointed Little Head
(65.31)**
12/1/2008 Grateful Dead
American Beauty
(79.56)****
7/1/2008 Marvin Gaye
That Stubborn Kinda Fellow/How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
(59.11)**
3/1/2008 Compilation
SoulSatisfaction 02 - The Motown Connection
(70.11)**
3/1/2008 Siouxsie
Mantaray
(41.00)***
1/1/2008 Inez and Charlie Foxx
Mockingbird
(76.19)***

DECEMBER 2007

24/12/2007 Chér
All I Really Want To Do/The Sonny Side Of Chér
(65.35)**
18/12/2007 Gram Parsons
Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels - The Gram Parsons Anthology
(77.55/78.36)***
17/12/2007 David Axelrod
David Axelrod - The Warner/Reprise Sessions: The Electric Prunes & Pride
(76.34/70.42)**
16/12/2007 Electric Prunes
Mass In F Minor
(26.28)***
12/12/2007 Beatles
Love
(78.50)****

NOVEMBER 2007

12/11/2007 Belfast Gypsies
Them Belfast Gypsies
(56.18)***

OCTOBER 2007

20/10/2007 Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together
(37.56)**
3/10/2007 Compilation
Phil's Spectre III - A Third Wall Of Soundalikes
(67.56)***
3/10/2007 Sons and Daughters
Dance Me In (EP)(US Import)
(13.42)***
1/10/2007 Emma Pollock
Watching The Fireworks
(43.20)****

SEPTEMBER 2007

9/9/2007 Mable John  
Stay Out Of The Kitchen
(67.08)**

AUGUST 2007

26/8/2007 Clash
The Clash (US Version)
(43.35)***
26/8/2007 Clash
The Clash (UK Version)
(35.20)***
23/8/2007 Temptations
Meet The Temptations/The Temptations Sing Smokey
(63.13)****
15/8/2007 Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa
(79.26)***
12/8/2007 Buddy Holly
The "Chirping" Crickets
(34.15)****
11/8/2007 Funk Brothers
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection - The Best Of The Funk Brothers
(38.26)**

JULY 2007

24/7/2007 Grateful Dead
Anthem Of The Sun
(39.04)****
21/7/2007 Ike & Tina Turner
The Soul Anthology
(57.40/67.52)**
20/7/2007 Electric Prunes
Too Much To Dream
(50.31/59.21)***
13/7/2007 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Ridin' High/Sugar N' Spice
(76.16)*
13/7/2007 Elgins
The Motown Anthology
(75.27/60.43)***
13/7/2007 Electric Prunes
Lost Dreams
(63.52)***
9/7/2007 Detroit Cobras
Baby
(31.38)***
2/7/2007 Mable John
My Name Is Mable
(50.38)**
1/7/2007 John Mayall and the Blues Breakers
John Mayall Plays John Mayall
(50.49)***

JUNE 2007

27/6/2007 Detroit Cobras
Life, Love And Leaving
(29.46)***
24/6/2007 Miracles
Lost And Found - Along Came Love
(55.05)***
22/6/2007 Annette Peacock
My Mama Never Taught Me To Cook - The Aura Years 1978-1982
(78.33)***
21/6/2007 Ike & Tina Turner
The Kent Years
(62.59)**
15/6/2007 Cat Power
The Greatest
(41.50)***
13/6/2007 Byrds
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
(55.05/61.20)****
13/6/2007
Compilation
This Is Soul (79.29)***

MAY 2007

31/5/07 Mogwai
Happy Songs For Happy People
(41.49)****
27/5/07 Pretty Things
The BBC Sessions
(79.10/79.08)***
19/5/07 Junior Walker and the All Stars
Road Runner/Home Cookin'
(71.04)***
18/5/07 Junior Walker and the All Stars
Shotgun/Soul Session
(79.06)***
17/5/07 Miracles
Going To A Go-Go/Away We A Go-Go
(68.08)***
13/5/07 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Live At The BBC
(56.57/51.53)***
3/5/07 John Mayall and the Blues Breakers
Live At The BBC
(36.57)**

APRIL 2007

5/4/07 Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
Take Two Plus
(53.12)***
4/4/07 Jimmy Ruffin
Early Classics
(52.20)***
4/4/07 Solex
Low Kick And Hard Bop
(42.16)***
2/4/07 Byrds
There Is A Season
(64.49/66.18/78.43/71.22)****

MARCH 2007

14/3/07 Kinks
BBC Sessions 1964-1977
(49.46/53.22)***

FEBRUARY 2007

27/2/07 Marvelettes
The Best Of The Marvelettes - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection (US Import)
(28.42)***
17/2/07 Jerry Lee Lewis
Southern Roots/Boogie Woogie Country Man
(78.25)***

JANUARY 2007

11/1/07 Grateful Dead/John Oswald
Grayfolded
(60.00/46.49)****

DECEMBER 2006

15/12/2006 Beatles
Love Me Do (CDS)
(6.52)***

NOVEMBER 2006

30/11/2006 Tyrannosaurus Rex
Unicorn
(73.43)***
28/11/2006 Tyrannosaurus Rex
Prophets Seers And Sages, The Angels Of The Ages
(59.49)***
4/11/2006 Everly Brothers
From Nashville To Hollywood
(56.37)***
3/11/2006 Delta Five
Singles And Sessions 1979-1981
(45.26)***

OCTOBER 2006

17/10/2006 Rolling Stones
Rarities 1971-2003
(79.30)***
2/10/2006 Miracles
Early Classics
(48.51)***
2/10/2006 Chuck Berry
Blues
(39.50)***
2/10/2006 Sinéad O'Connor
So Far... The Best Of Sinéad O'Connor
(74.30)***

SEPTEMBER 2006

22/9/2006 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Downside Up
(64.55/71.42/73.53/19.40)****
7/9/2006 Temptations
Live At The Copa/The Temptations With A Lot O' Soul
(72.15)**
2/9/2006 Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders
***
Solid Senders
(62.41)

AUGUST 2006

31/8/2006 Beatles
The Capitol Albums (Vol. 2)
(52.23/55.59/59.05/58.59)***
24/8/2006
Compilation
The Roots Of Chuck Berry
(62.02)**
20/8/2006 Small Faces
From The Beginning
( 44.19)**
17/8/2006 Tony Joe White
Black And White
(41.48)***
17/8/2006 Don Covay
Mercy/See-Saw
(63.08)***
10/8/2006 Pogues
The Ultimate Collection/Live At The Brixton Academy
(75.02/77.46)****
8/8/2006 Yoko Ono
Ono Box
(71.33/71.56/65.17/57.51/73.10/49.15)***
7/8/2006 Mary Love
Then And Now
(79.31)**
1/8/2006
Darlene Love
The Best Of Darlene Love
(76.43)***

JULY 2006

27/7/2006 Crystals
Ultimate Collection
(77.25)****
22/7/2006
Ramones
Ramones Anthology - Hey Ho Let's Go!
(78.55/77.18)***
9/7/2006
This Mortal Coil
Blood
(76.24)**
5/7/2006
Supremes
More Hits By The Supremes/The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland (64.26)
***
2/7/2006 Davey Brothers
Monkey No. 09/Monkey Child
(33.31/42.24)**

JUNE 2006

28/6/2006 Supremes
Love Child/The Supremes A' Go-Go
(63.35)**

MAY 2006

11/5/2006 Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Rattlesnakes
(35.51/57.19)****
3/5/2006 Echo and the Bunnymen
Crystal Days 1979-1999
(76.54/72.52/76.24/76.58)***

APRIL 2006

10/4/2006 Stereolab
Oscillons From The Anti-Sun
(50.51/56.07/57.57)****
7/4/06 Sharon Tandy
You Gotta Believe It's... Sharon Tandy
(78.12)***
3/4/06 Cocteau Twins
Lullabies To Violaine (Vol. 1)
(68.15/55.41)***

MARCH 2006

31/3/06 Compilation
A Cellarful Of Motown (Vol. 2)
(59.41/61.41)***
28/3/06 Marvin Gaye
Early Classics
(47.55)***
27/3/06 Beatles
The Capitol Albums (Vol. 1)
(54.38/55.06/51.22/54.49)***
Martha and the Vandellas

Early Classics
(46.14)**
8/3/06
Compilation
This Is Northern Soul! The Motown Sound Vol. 1
(66.51/66.01)****
6/3/06
Grateful Dead
Anthem Of The Sun
(79.40)****


FEBRUARY 2006

21/2/06 Pogues
Red Roses For Me
(57.45)****
14/2/06 Rip Chords
Hey Little Cobra - And Other Hot Rod Hits
(30.55)**

JANUARY 2006

26/1/05 Candi Staton
Candi Staton
(74.16)***
25/1/06 Martha and the Vandellas
Come And Get These Memories/Heatwave
(70.40)**
24/1/06 Mary Lee's Corvette
Blood On The Tracks
(55.41)**
21/1/06 Compilation
The UK Sue Label Story (Vol. 3): The Soul Of Sue
(69.33)****
21/1/06 Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
(79.18)***
20/1/06 Tim Buckley
Blue Afternoon
(39.55)****
171/06 Compilation
Sock It To 'Em Soul
(78.50)***
13/1/06 Mary Wells
Looking Back 1961-1964
(55.52/59.05)**
12/1/06 Richard Thompson
Watching The Dark
(74.23/70.50/72.13)**

DECEMBER 2005

29/12/05 Howlin' Wolf
The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (US Import)
(66.43)***
27/12/05 Muddy Waters
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
(43.57)**
27/12/05 Compilation
Phil's Spectre II - Another Wall Of Soundalikes
(63.32)***
21/12/05 Duke Spirit
Cuts Across The Land
(45.33/36.39)***
18/12/05 Tyrannosaurus Rex
My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair... But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brow
(78.24)***
7/12/05 Nashville Teens
Tobacco Road
(76.24)**
5/12/05 Compilation
Where The Girls Are (Vol. 3) - Chess Female Singers And Groups
(66.03)***

NOVEMBER 2005

30/11/05 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
The Pious Bird of Good Omen
(64.20)*
26/11/05 Compilation
The Roots Of The Grateful Dead
(53.32)**
26/11/05 Compilation
This Is...The Front Line
(72.55)**
23/11/2005 Jefferson Airplane
The Essential Jefferson Airplane
(49.36/76.43)**
22/11/05 Tricky
A Ruff Guide
(66.37)***
4/11/05 Compilation
The Motown Box
(58.11/61.00/60.01/34.16)***
2/11/05 Donovan
Summer Day Reflection Songs
(42.32/54.02)***


 







 

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