Deap Vally – Sistrionix (2013)


My farewell monthly album review is the mighty Deap Vally who are a bit Zepellin’y and definitely White Stripes’y.   I first heard them whilst passing a festival in Lewes (where I’m moving to next week), and they really do sound like this live.  Mental, loud and heaps of energy.  We tried to get into the festival, but totally sold out… so ‘chatted’ to security guards whilst watching this band.

“The female due formed in LA after guitarist/howler Lindsey Troy took a crocheting class taught by drummer Julie Edwards”!!!!

My favourite track is number 2:  Baby I Call Hell.

Keep up the great album reviews, and I’ll listen to them on Spotify.

If I find any new great albums, I’ll be sure to get in touch.. and maybe try to write as eloquently as all of you.


The Lumineers – The Lumineers (April 2012)

TheLumineersalbumThis is The Lumineers’ self titled debut album released on the 3rd of April 2012.

It is currenly number 4 on the Spotify charts in the UK, and has a similar feel to Mumford & Sons.

The singles are Ho Hey and Stubborn Love.  I’m enjoying the whole album, and find it good to write code to

Am going to be listening to this today, and have to walk to work through the snow now.

Daves Top Albums for 2012


Happy New Year!!!

This has proven to be an exciting challenge; one which has made me clear out my iPod music collection.

Mainly seem to listen when:

  • Programming
  • Driving

And I’m found that I can now listen to music with lyrics in it while programming.

  1. Black Sabbath – Masters of Reality (thanks guys for putting me onto this awesome album!)
  2. Nirvana – Nevermind
  3. Muse – 2nd Law
  4. Buena Vista Social Club
  5. Green Day – American Idiot
  6. Queen – 1
  7. Liquid Tension Experiment – 2
  8. Weezer – Green Album

Looking forward to 2013 big time, and enjoying new (or new old) music!


More Unchartered Heights of Disgrace (1993)

The Dogs D’Amour who I saw on this tour in Glasgow in 1993.  One of the loudest gigs I’ve ever been to.

IMHO the best track is “More Unchartered Heights of Disgrace” which according to wikipedia wasn’t a single.



Queen (1973)

Rolling Stone in 1973 wrote, “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and beyond that to become a truly influential force in the rock world. Their debut album is superb.

After seeing (which my friend from school plays the drums in) this week.  I was inspired to listen to early Queen.

Much heavier, and great to listen to an altogether different band from their later days.  Fave track at the moment:  Track 1:  Keep Yourself Alive

And an unfinished (at the time) demo of Seven Seas of Rye as the last track


Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (1980)

This was Ozzy’s debut solo album after leaving Black Sabbath. Listen to the legendary guitarist Randy Rhodes, espeically on Suicide Solution which ranks as one of my favourite all times solos.

It is Ozzy’s most successful album ever.

This is also the time when I can’t get the damn formatting to work in WordPress.

Listen to this album and your troubles will all drift away like snowflakes…


Bloc Party – Four (2012)

ImageOctopus is the first single, Day Four is the second single.

This album was released on the 20th of August 2012

I’m really quite liking the first track – for me it has some Muse influence.