I Know You Say Love When You Mean Control

Pour a drink for Sam Phillips’ wonderful Martinis & Bikinis, now up at 100 Albums.

She Never Thought She’d Fall In Love

Over at 100 Albums, I attempt to describe the enigmatic beauty of Saint Etienne’s Tiger Bay, and why you should avoid the American edition of it.

Will We Catch Your Eye?

Pet Shop Boys get Very theatrical on their masterpiece, now up over at 100 Albums.

All The Bridges Blown Away Keep Floating Up

I explain how Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville is not all dirty talk over at 100 Albums.


She’s Got The River Down Which I Sold Her

The ex-lead singer of ‘Til Tuesday makes the first of multiple appearances on 100 Albums with her solo bow, Whatever.

Don’t Forget To Catch Me

Saint Etienne’s So Tough proves a game changer over on 100 Albums.

Love and Hate, What a Beautiful Combination

Erasure “Pop!” up over at 100 Albums, and we learn what they have in common with ABBA (and, to a lesser extent, the Pet Shop Boys).

I Guess I Had It Coming

The other Erotica from 1992: a good bargain bin find surfaces on 100 Albums.

Every Street Light Reveals A Picture In Reverse

R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People (aka the album that changed my life) gets its due over on 100 Albums.

Just One Look and I Can Hear a Bell Ring

Get out your bellbottoms and put on your white sombrero: 100 Albums covers Abba Gold over on Haunted Jukebox.