June 01, 2008

Top 20 Albums

A few months ago I read Mr Robert Hendy’s top 10 albums list (found here). After reading it I felt that I should produce one of my own. So, now that my exams are done I have produced such a list.

I couldn’t keep it to 10 though, so I’ve done a top 20. Favourite songs from each album are also given along with year of original release:

1.Porcupine Tree – In Absentia
(2003, Trains)
2. Amplifier – Amplifier
(2004, Motorhead)
3. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
(1973, Time)
4.Pure Reason Revolution – The Dark Third
(2006, The Bright Ambassadors of Morning)
5. Opeth – Blackwater Park
(2001, Bleak)
6. Porcupine Tree – Stupid Dream
(1999, Stranger by the Minute)
7. Anathema – Judgement
(1999, Wings of God)
8. King Crimson – Red
(1974, Starless)
9. Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile
(1999, Into the Void)
10. Secret Machines – Now Here Is Nowhere
(2004, Sad and Lonely)

11. R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
(1992, Man on the Moon)
12. Yes – Close to the Edge
(1972, Siberian Khatru)
13. Mew – And the Glass Handed Kites
(2005, Apocalypso)
14. Blue States – Nothing Changes Under the Sun
(2001, The Trainer Shuffle)
15. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
(1975, Kashmir)
16. Turin Brakes – The Optimist LP
(2001, Mind over Money)
17. Porcupine Tree – Fear of a Blank Planet
(2007, Sleep Together)
18. Radiohead – OK Computer
(1997, Airbag)
19. Jeff Buckley – Grace
(1994, Grace)
20. Live – Throwing Copper
(1994, I Alone)

Albums by Immune, The Mars Volta, Doves, Mansun and Dredg all came close. Also my favourite EP is Silver by Jesu and my favourite compilation is Early Days & Latter Days by Led Zeppelin. Obviously this list is likely to be changed in the future!

November 20, 2007

Negative Posting

I’m glad to see that the blogs system doesn’t allow posts by negative amounts of people, for a moment there I though the two comments came from -1 people, but luckily they come from at least 0:


November 19, 2007

New Hexagonal Cheesecake EP

I’ve just heard that the legendary German band Hexagonal Cheesecake are releasing a new EP after an 11 year hiatus. Here’s the cover:

The tracks are:
1) Ist Dieser Mein Freimütige Bleistift? 14:02
2) King of Kerle 1:45
3) Horse Handgrenade 4:21
4) Kalcium 6:32
5) Jetzt Wissen Sie, Wo Sie Leben, Bewegen Wir Uns Nach Düsseldorf 0:57

I have recovered this review from a German website, I’ve translated on the internet, so its not a great translation:
“The tone is new and is real. Hendy also, how Watkins fulfil it Wunderbarheit are, and the track of the name – 14 minutes not really urgently. The truthful progression of the work is former, what is in the impression ’ Handgranate of the horse ’ perceived the cords and the only guitar rages in particular takes up. Some weaknesses appear in later songs, but the general impression is that the very strong EP is which gives big hope for this electro and blue pioneers of the rock. 4/5”

Hopefully it will be as good as the review suggests!

May 30, 2007

The Worst Thursday Ever

Why did I choose to do Probability Theory? I CHOSE to do it. Didn’t I learn my lesson from Maths Of Random Events? Multivariate Statistics is mainly still a lot of nonsense to me. Oh well, they are only two of 9 modules and after tomorrow I have just got one exam left. “How to do it, Ahh.”

May 15, 2007

I forgot this existed

Writing about web page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xOJzJ2hmdw

I forgot about this blog, now I remember it. Woop!

This summarises things that has happened since my last proper post back in 2005:


Maybe I will write something else soon….

February 18, 2007

Videographic Album Out Soon

Red Jason

This is Jason modified, having consumed far too much beetroot juice. Jason makes vinegars out of discarded Gary Numan LPs.

Also here is Chrissymon in his final evolutionary form. Watch out Dr Who! They form the rhythm section of the band Videographic, whose new albumen will be released soon.

It’s only bolognese!

October 18, 2005

Micro Update

I can't believe it's been over two months since my last post. Not that there's much to say. The main reason for this post is to say that I have finally got round to scanning in a few of the pictures Matt and I took when we went to see U2, they are here .

Other than that there has been Ross Noble a couple of weeks ago, which was very good. "Turkey Talks, Hurdles Mostly Muslims" was just one of the hightlights. Oceansize were observed in Birmingham at the end of September, a great gig. House is going well and work is minimal.

August 11, 2005


I have recently been on two short visits to France. The first was a weekend with some friends from home (ie: school friends) to disneyland paris. It was a good laugh, even though we ended up going round in two groups all the time and the 6 of us only went on a ride all together once. The trip also spawned several new sayings from Edd and Jason, these included "PO-TAY-TOES", " A Skull" and "You shall not pass" (i'm sure this only makes sense to the 3 of us).
The best of the many photos I took are now up here under Summer Holiday.

The following weekend (and a bit) I went with my family to Brittany. We stayed in the house my parents bought recently. They got it as an empty shell and someone has been doing it up for them during the last few months. It was not quite finished but it was still very nice and good to finally see it. We also managed to get to the coast.

Also, as I did with Chris when he went travelling, I have created some pictures of John depicting how I think he will fare in India. They are in Hamtarian Photonometry.

August 10, 2005

A Close Escape

This morning I went to work (at the Co-op, no less) at 7.30 as I had to fill in for someone on the produce section, who is away. When I returned home this is what I found:

The shelf that is above my bed had collapsed dropping magazines, DVDs and a very heavy box of work onto where I sleep. If I wasn't called into work then I would probably have still been asleep (it happened just before 10) and all that would have fallen ontop of me. I'm sure it would have hurt quite a lot and there would have been a fairly good chance of getting injured.

I've never been so happy I went to work before.

July 15, 2005

Deadwing Cheap

Writing about web page http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=srmr&page=title&r=CD&title=592991

If anyone wants a really good CD for only £7 go to the site above. It's the lastest album by Porcupine Tree and it's brilliant, for that price it's even better!

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