Musical update…

Have been a bit remiss with this over recent days (for many reasons) but am now going to attempt to catch up.

Day twenty four (onwards – I won’t list the days from now on)

1993 – The Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream
Maddoc’s verdict: I know you’re a big fan Daddy but they’re not that good are they? 3/5

1994 – Portishead: Dummy
Maddoc’s verdict: This was a nice surprise Daddy, I didn’t expect you to be this funky! 4/5

1995 – The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Maddoc’s verdict: Ah, now I know what you’re going on about as this is immense, its class, it’s brilliant! 5/5

1996 – Boys for Pele: Tori Amos
Maddoc’s verdict: I know you’ve gone off her recently but if this was her at her best then I’m glad I haven’t heard her much! 2/5

1997 – The Chemical Brothers: Dig your Own Hole
Maddoc’s verdict: Now you’re getting carried away with trying to be cool for your son as this was not very good at all. 2/5

1998 – Eels: Electro-shock Blues
Maddoc’s verdict: Daddy, I know you love them but cancer, suicide, death; I’m only ten months old, give me a chance! 2/5

1999 – Blur: 13
Maddoc’s verdict: We’re getting a bit better here but you’re on a bit of a downward spiral here (with no NIN in sight)! 3/5

2000 – Fiona Apple: When the Pawn…
Maddoc’s verdict: Urgh! 2/5

2001 – Eels: Souljacker

Maddoc’s verdict: Now we’re talking, easily the best album you have played so far, this is bloody brilliant! 5/5

2002 – Lambchop: Is a Woman
Maddoc’s verdict: You’ve gone on about this so much that I expected it to be better. 2/5

2003 – Radiohead: Hail to the Thief

Maddoc’s verdict: I wondered why you hadn’t played these yet and they are pretty good aren’t they? 4/5

2004 – Stina Nordenstam: The World is Saved

Maddoc’s verdict: She’s pants, she is. 2/5

2005 – Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires

Maddoc’s verdict: Good but was expecting something with a little more oomf. 3/5

2006 – Two Gallants: What the Toll Tells
Maddoc’s verdict: I know it was yours and eneit’s album of last year but nah. 3/5

It’s been fun (yes I’ve already started the second round)!

The list, with grades and stuff, will be appearing on Maddoc’s LJ soon, I’ll keep you informed.

About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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