Previously in the Alphabeticon: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, singles, N, O, P
Well, this week's trawl through the bit of my record collection that is stored on one set of shelves shouldn't take us too long.... although it would detain us for a tiny bit longer if I could remember where I'd put all of my Queensryche CDs. Good band!
365. Queen – Greatest Hits
I'm not a massive Queen fan, but as a general rule, I prefer their earlier stuff to their later stuff - hence the presence of their first hits compilation, but not the second. Mind you, if you are only going to buy one album by Queen, then it really should be this one, I think: Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Killer Queen, Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Flash..... and so on. They're not my favourite band by any means, but they're nice every once in a while. In fact, I'm going to listen to this now, I think.
366. Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R
367. Queens of the Stone Age – Songs For the Deaf
368. Queens of the Stone Age – Lullabies to Paralyse
Hm. "Songs for the Deaf" is an album I bought on a whim and absolutely adore. It's a brilliant album, with Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan sharing vocals and with the tuneful hard rock being furiously driven along by Dave Grohl's drumming. I saw them touring this at Rock City, and it's still comfortably one of the very best gigs I have ever been to. Sensational. I then went back to "Rated R" and was less impressed. There are good songs on there, though ("The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" and "Feelgood Hit of the Summer" for starters), and you can see where they're going. I bought "Lullabies to Paralyse", the follow up to 'Songs for the Deaf' when it first came out.... and although it's not a terrible album by any means, it was a big disappointment and I've hardly listened to it. I haven't bothered with the last album ("Era Vulgaris"). Shame. When they're good, they're very, very good. Mind you, I'd see them live again at the drop of hat.
Lost in iTunes: Quiet Riot, Quincy Jones (the Italian Job soundtrack, no less)
It'll be a bit busier next time: ...R.
Shuffleathon 2007 Update
Well, I've started so I'll finish.
CDs are now in the post to JamieS and Wombat to try and makeup for the Shuffleathon CDs that never showed up (although I understand that one of those has just been resent, so hopefully should arrive this time).
Anyone else feeling hard done by? Uncle Swiss is here to try and help... (God, I started this, so it's probably the least I can do). I'll do some reviews if you really want....
|3. Cody Bones||yes||review|
|6. Hen||yes||JamieS review|
|11. The Great Grape Ape||yes||review|
|29. Wombat||yes||CD from ST in the post!|
|30. Max Bob||yes||review|
|34. Russ L||yes||review|
|36. Mike T-D||yes||review|
|37. JamieS||yes||CD from ST in the post!|
From an original idea by lovely YokoSpungeon....