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Music Index

The starting point for an index of all my musical sections.


Historic Album Reviews

I am gradually building up my reviews of historic albums from America to U2


The Music Years

Albums reviewed by years from 1963 until the present day.


The Gig List

A list of concerts and gigs I have attended over the years with reviews when I can remember what they were like.


Music Writing

My music writing - both published and unpublished.


Here and Now

Details of Eastern Evening News Here and Now columns I was involved in.


2009 Album Reviews

Major 2009 albums reviewed and rated.


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My Amazon Reviews
Free music - Best of 2009


Free music - Best of 2010

My favourite tracks from 2010 compiled as a playlist.






The Music Years

I am building up a review section of music years from 1962 until the present. Many of these reviews have been made possible thanks to the following legal music sites:


Hopefully you will have gathered from my music writings that I am a serious rock/pop listener. Now this cannot be an exact science as what are important rock/pop albums to me will not be regarded as so by others. So once again I underline that the views expressed in my music review section are mine and mine alone. I apologies if I fail to say good things about your favourite album. You can of course respond and have your own say by e-mailing me by clicking here.


Below I am beginning to divide the rock era into various years. The albums listed under each year will eventually be reviewed, Those listed are the ones that I feel should be reviewed. Once again apologies about the lack of variety (e.g no jazz reviews). I can only say in my defence that I am a rock fan and this will be reflected by the albums I feel demand to be reviewed. There will be many crossover artists as well but my criteria for choosing what to review will be.


So let me explain exactly what I will be doing in these pages. I have assigned a page to each year from 1963 to 2010 and intend reviewing albums from that year, given the following criteria.


1/ What are generally considered by those in the know to be important rock/pop music albums

2/ Albums that have a specific meaning for me

3/ Albums by major artists.


There is also a section where I discuss the music of the year in which I was born - 1952 - and another covering the years from 1953 to 1962