But if you’ve lost your faith in love and music the end won’t be long. Because if it’s gone for you then I too may lose it and that that would be wrong.
Every time I come here I’m not sure what to say. I know it should be easy but it never seems that way.
It’s dark and eerie and it’s really late, come on kids don’t hesitate.
Like a desert sun that burns my skin, I’ve been waiting for her for so long.
I’ve been waiting so long to be where I’m going, in the sunshine of your love.
I don’t know where I’m going, but I sure know where I’ve been.
I’m not gonna get too sentimental like those other sticky valentines.
Yeah, smokestack lightning. Don’t you hear me calling?
Every little thing the reflex does leaves you answered with a question mark.
So many times I used to give a sign. Got this feeling, gonna lose my mind.
Destroyed by MTV, I hate to bite the hand that feeds me.
Livin’, lovin’ on the run, so far away from you.
A surprisingly warm tone eventually gives way to something more fractured, shattered, and eventually becomes somewhat haunting. Well, this is Radiohead, right?
One part evil, three-fifths blind.
You can find her screaming along with the ghosts, reminds you she’s the one that you need the most.
Yeah, when you call my name I salivate like a Pavlov dog.
This is love, this is love that I’m feeling.
Take a bow for the new revolution.
Bang a gong. Get it on.
One listen and you’ll be on the pull.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but I still turned out to be a huge Babyshambles fan, didn’t I?
The high highs make it well worthy of being in the magnificent seven… hundreds on the best 1,000 albums ever list.
There’s something about the vibe that takes me back to the Nag’s Head pub in Rochester, Kent.
There are some powerful powerful, favorite favorite, classic classics going on here.
It will, I suppose you could say, make you (sha, sha-ba-da) feel good.
For that uniquely trip-hoppy, moody, atmospheric, and posh-sounding vibe.
It’ll get stuck in your head and make you go wild.
Points to the future of aggressive music generally in some small but important way.
Intelligently lucid hook-driven, guitar rock. But, you know, also fun.
Heavy metal is bestowed upon We Mere Mortals. And it is good.
Record scratches, catchy pop hooks, and Indian influences that will butter the soul.
When you gonna learn?
The grooviest, swinging, British Invasion-est music that most people these days have not (yet!) heard.
Now that IS workin’, that’s the way you do it.
One hundred wild youth punks agree: this one is ready steady go.
Incredible raw energic punk that sounds both of its time and timeless.
It’s fun and rock and pop and a little quirky and very British Invasion.
Shmaltzy, glammy, proto-punk? Yeah, this is one unique album.
I’ll call it up when I’m… in any number of states.
Are you not entertained? Well, you will be by this classic post-punk album, yes, thanks for asking.
Just because it’s the end, there’s still plenty of reasons to get the led out.
Wildly inventive and intriguing punk rock from the UK circa 1977.
Conjures hyper specific sound collages and creates songs that immediately feel essential.
Britpop that’s deeply soaked in 1970s and 1980s influences spanning post-punk to glam rock to synth pop to dance music.
Not including it would be akin to, say… breaking the law, for example?
Rock ‘n roll meets proto-punk meets David Bowie-inspired early ‘70s glam rock. And chocolate and peanut butter (somehow?).
Don’t you want me to tell you? Read on.
Driving energy and pop hooks that helps to carry the initial British punk music wave forward.
A stunning collection of post-punk (but mostly leaning into the punk side, and thankfully so) artists out of the UK.
This is a (small!) collection of songs that demanded to make this list by a fun, brash, and talented band at their early best.
The definition of heavy metal.
From ska to punk to new wave to pop, all performed with the extreme exuberance and confidence of youth and with tongues firmly planted in cheeks… I guess you can only describe it as Madness.