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The Haunting

Advantages: piercingly original beautiful haunting song
Disadvantages: so perfect it makes everything else seem weak

"It had to be the single. To me it was the only one." January 1978 saw the release of one of the most unusual singles ever to hit the British charts. The first of many 'firsts', her debut, 'Wuthering Heights' made nineteen year old Kate Bush the fi ...

noodlebutty 16.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush (Single)

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Almost like 'Animal Farm' set to music

Advantages: Lyrically and musically a tour de force
Disadvantages: It proved a very hard record to follow up

By 1971, The Who had released several very powerful and usually successful singles, to say nothing of albums and the rock opera ‘Tommy’. Early that year their songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend planned to deliver what he intended to be their masters ...

JOHNV 06.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Single)

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Wall of death

Advantages: Some of the lyrics are quite good
Disadvantages: Vastly overrated, dirge-like sound, oddly beloved of buskers everywhere

Quite a few years back now, the listeners of Virgin Radio (as it then was) voted "Wonderwall" the best British song of all time, joining any number of other voters in other polls, music writers and - unfortunately - unimaginative buskers - and thus perpet ...

davidbuttery 04.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Wonderwall - Oasis (Single)

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Davies clinches it again!

Advantages: Everything
Disadvantages: Nothing

...Back in the heady days of the summer of 1967, The Kinks released one of their most widely appreciated singles. Waterloo Sunset, taken from their album entitled Something Else, sadly didn’t reach no.1 in the UK charts, being held at no.2 by The Tremeloes’ ...

CelticSoulSister 31.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (Single)

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The autumn of love

Advantages: Beautiful, bittersweet and almost painfully evocative of both era and emotion
Disadvantages: Don't be silly

If you only listen to one song by The Kinks in your life, then... well, to be honest you're really missing out. But if I were locked in a dark cell on a diet of stale bread and stagnant water and told that I wouldn't be getting out until I'd made a choice ...

davidbuttery 20.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (Single)

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