Articles by Jamie Atkins
Fearlessly critical, with emotional breadth and depth, the best Randy Newman songs go to places other songwriters wouldn’t dare.
With ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’, the Minnesota mavericks arrived on the scene with a debut album littered with classic songs.
Talking Heads’ most straightforward and relatable album, ‘Little Creatures’ was also their biggest-seller. It endures to this day.
With his ‘Happy Sad’ album, Tim Buckley embraced jazz music and gave himself creative carte blanche for the future.
Released in 1994, Blur’s third album, ‘Parklife’, captured the zeitgeist and saved their career in the process.
Recorded in fraught circumstances, ‘Tango In The Night’ provided a swansong for Fleetwood Mac’s most commercially successful era.
From her attention-grabbing debut through to some of the most forward-thinking pop, the best Kate Bush songs are the work of a unique mind.
From street-corner soul to floor-filling disco, the best Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons songs remain evergreen pop classics.
From arch noise-pop to heartbroken ballads, the best Blur songs show rich and varied the band were over a hugely successful career.
The release of Where Are We Now? surprised the world, but only hinted at what David Bowie’s penultimate album, ‘The Next Day’, had in store.
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