John Clarkson - Favourite Albums


Ian Dury

Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury

In our Re:View section John Clarkson examines an impressive three CD Ian Dury retrospective.


Hipsway

Hipsway - Hipsway

John Clarkson finds that Scottish dance/rock act Hipsway's 1986 eponymous debut album, which has just been released in a double CD thirtieth anniversary edition, remains substantial


Godfathers

Godfathers - The Godfathers

John Clarkson examines South London-formed alternative rock band the Godfathers' eponymous and rarely heard 1993 album, which is about to be re-released for its twentieth anniversary in a double CD edition


Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English

In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, John Clarkson reflects upon Marianne Faithfull's classic 1979 comeback album, 'Broken Edition', which has recently been re-released in a deluxe edition


Propaganda

Propaganda - A Secret Wish

In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers looks back on albums from the past, John Clarkson reflects upon German electronic group Propaganda's 1985 debut album, 'A Secret Wish', which has just been released in a 25th anniversary edition


Tallulah Rendall

Tallulah Rendall - Addiction

John Clarkson looks at Edinburgh-based post-punk act Isa and the Filthy Tongues debut album, 'Addiction', which has just been re-released in an extended edition


Drop Nineteens

Drop Nineteens - Delaware

John Clarkson reflects on Boston-based shoegazing band the Drop Nineteens' 1992 debut album, 'Delaware'


Lost Soul Band

Lost Soul Band - The Land Of Do As You Please

In our 'Re : View' series, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, John Clarkson examines Scottish cult group the Lost Soul Band's under appreciated 1993 album 'The Land Of Do As You Please'.


Chameleons

Chameleons - Script of the Bridge

Anthony Strutt writes about Manchester post punk group the Chameleons' 1983 debut album, 'Script of the Bridge', which has just been re-released in a 25th anniversary double CD remastered edition


Martha And The Muffins

Martha And The Muffins - Danseparc

John Clarkson examines the fourth album of the still under-rated Martha and the Muffins, which finally 25 years after it originally came out has been released on CD


Thomas Feiner

Thomas Feiner - The Opiates Revisited

In our Re : View section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, John Clarkson examines Thomas Feiner and Anywhen's orchestral'The Opiates', which has just been re-released with extra tracks on David Sylvian's Samadhisound label


Ian Dury

Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties

In the latest in our 'Re : View' series, in which our writers examine albums from the past, John Clarkson looks at Ian Dury's 1977 album, 'New Boots and Panties', which has just been re-released in a 30th anniversary edition


Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs - That Sentimental Slush

In the latest in our 'Re : View' series, in which we reassess albums which we feel deserve another look, John Clarkson examines the Bitter Springs' sprawling fifth and latest album, 'That Sentimental Slush'


Triffids

Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional

In the latest in our 'Re : View' series, in which our writers re-examine albums from the past, John Clarkson looks at Australian group the Triffids' haunting 1986 masterpiece 'Born Sandy Devotional', which has just been reissued


Talk Talk

Talk Talk - London 1986

In the latest in our 'Re : view' series, in which our writers looks back on albums from the past, John Clarkson examines 'London 1986', a live recording released finally in 1999 of Talk Talk's final concert


Sound

Sound - Thunder Up

Despite being the only one of their albums not recently to be re-released, the Sound's sixth record, 'Thunder Up', was seen by the band's members to be their best album. John Clarkson profiles it, and the tragic circumstances in which it was made


Lou Reed

Lou Reed - The Blue Mask

In the latest in our Favourite Album series, in which a writer writes about a favourite album of his or her choice, John Clarkson examines Lou Reed's 1982 record 'The Blue Mask'