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KINGS OF LEON  "young & young manhood"  cd,  2003:

their debut....
I got on board with their third, this was a return purchase later one...
the UK and Australia were on the ball with these guys from the get go...
took the US/Canada etc a couple more releases to appreciate them...
album went 3x platinum in Australia and 2x platinum in the UK....
almost an alternative country sound on some tracks, even the melodies lean
towards country at times....
one of my favourites of theirs, its edgy, its raw, its not over produced like some of their material...

the debut single:



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THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS "mirror moves" cd, 1984

UK New Wave band....
fourth studio set, I own the first five, never bought the last two for some reason???...
far and away my favourite of theirs...
more uptempo overall than their other ones....
still with their distinctive sound though...
love every track on this one...
the Kiwis got it right here making New Zealand the only country it registered top10...

couldn't pick a favourite track off the album so heres the lead off single:



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THE POWER STATION  "the power station"  vinyl, 1985:

a supergroup of sorts...
Robert Palmer, both Taylor's from Duran Duran and the drummer from Chic....
Palmer wrote or co-wrote most tracks so his sound is all over it...
a couple of covers, one from Isely Brothers and "get it on" from T Rex....
eight tracks....
love the first side's four tracks, superb stuff...
the remaining four are the two covers and what i'd consider two Palmer throwaways...
so love four, dislike four....
sorry, but Isely Brothers are sacred to me and T Rex, well, like Bowie, no one should be allowed
to record the songs because no one can improve on what was....
at the same time as this, the other members of Duran Duran recorded under the name Arcadia,
I have that album ready to play tomorrow...

great live version of this one:



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ARCADIA  "so red the rose"  vinyl, 1985:

so,
a couple of the Duran Duran members with the Chic drummer and Robert Palmer formed Power Station
when the band took a break, Simon Le Bon and the other two members of Duran Duran formed Arcadia
as their side project....
their friends David Gilmour and Sting were bought in to supply guitars and vocals on a few tracks....
Power Station would have scored a pass mark from me, this one however....
would be lucky to get any marks off me!
album sounds like a second rate Duran Duran album without the catchy "in your head" tunes...
cant say I like anything off it but I must have at some point in the past...
either way, album hit double platinum in Canada and single platinum in the US

the lead off single:



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KASABIAN "kasabian"  cd, 2004:

UK alt-rockers' debut set....
i cant remember if i own all their albums or am missing one???....
good solid alt rock on here...
was their highest charting album in the US, peaking at #94...stupid Americans!!!...
was the only one not to chart in Australia...stupid Aussies!!!....
one of the most consistent alt rock bands out there, well worth a listen if youre not
sure about them IMO...
MH, never seen you post an album of theirs, do you own any???

my favourite:



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^^

great track there
I own nothing
I could never be a fan
I would always be thinking of Kardashians

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another classic moment bought to you by Music Head!
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HOODOO GURUS "magnum cum louder"  cd,  1989:
the band's fourth studio album....
even though its a good album its always felt like a letdown after the brilliance of the first three...
steady alt rock sounds here, true to their sound

from the album, the lead off single:



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KINGS OF LEON "mechanical bull"  cd, 2013:

the band's sixth....
my second favourite of theirs after their latest "walls"...
alt-rock, tinges of country,funk,pop etc on this one...

six singles released from the album but I cant remember any singles getting airplay here???
anyway, my favourite track was the sixth single to be released:



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PAUL WELLER  "illumination" cd, 2002:

his sixth solo set...
wasn't sure how i'd feel about it prior to pressing the 'play' button...
I needn't have worried, its stood the test of time pretty well,
in fact, better than I remembered it...
alternative, pop, soft rock, ballads, love songs, even a Gospel tinged track
and the now obligatory instrumental....
#1 in his homeland as expected, 
love this album!

two single lifted off the album, the top ten hit "its written in the stars"
and this one:



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