Author Archives: Manuel Pallage

Roxy Music’s 1973 For your pleasure album – Manu’s review

We tend to forget it but Roxy Music was one of the most innovative, disruptive, bands of the 70’s. Their second opus, the Roxy Music’s 1973 For your pleasure album, is in my opinion, their best ever and fully deserves to be in your collection. A jewel that truly belongs to the list of the […]

The Pixies Surfer Rosa album – Manu’s Review

Pixies Surfer Rosa album Vinyl on 991.com

Released exclusively in the UK in 1988 by an indie label, Pixies’ Surfer Rosa is their first major album. Surprisingly, although it is praised today as being one of the 500 best albums ever (one that laid the foundations of alternative rock), it was not a commercial success at first. And it had to wait […]

The Eagles Debut Album 1972 – Manu’s Review

Eagles Debut Album 1975 Japanese vinyl LP

I like the idea that my vinyl collection holds most game changing albums. This 1972 Eagles debut album certainly belongs there. Because it made so that anyone can immediately identify any Eagles tune! My feeling about the Eagles debut album A unique mix of country-rock, ballads, rock-and-roll and amazing singing harmonies, it was an instant […]

Paul Weller Wild Wood Album – Manu’s Review

Paul Weller Wild Wood

Released in September 1993, Wild Wood is Paul Weller’s second solo album. And it is a masterpiece that belongs to your collection. Definitely, Paul Weller Wild Wood is one of the top British albums ever released. Paul Weller Wild Wood Album I have two heroes in music : David Crosby and Paul Weller. Both are […]

Under A Blood Red Sky by U2 (1983) – Manu’s Review

Under a Blood Red Sky by U2

We all have an album that we played over and over when we were teens. The One you still know every song of, every comment by the band, every reaction of the audience, every sound, by heart. Mine is Under A Blood Red Sky by U2 (mini live album). This is so powerful, so energetic. […]

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 4 Way Street, 2LP 1971 – Manu’s Review

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 Way Street UK 2-LP vinyl Cover

4 Way Street is definitely part of the 20 albums that I would bring along to a desert island. This is Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at their very very best. One may argue that this live album is one of the first ever great albums of the genre, only rivaled in my opinion by […]

Stephen Stills Manassas 1972 double LP – Manu’s review

Stephen Stills Manassas

Released in April 1972, Manassas is the first album of Stills side project Manassas. It was an instant success, acclaimed by critics and awarded gold just a month after its release. There are many good reasons for this album to be in your collection of vinyls! Manu’s review of Stephen Stills Manassas 1972 double LP […]

Fleetwood Mac 1980 Live album – Manu’s review

Fleetwood Mac Live 1980 UK

Some don’t like live albums. I most certainly do. And this first Fleetwood Mac Live album’s most successful lineup is one of the best of the kind. The quality of recording of the Fleetwood Mac 1980 Live album is exceptional and the album captures the atmosphere of the triumphant 1979-1980 Tusk Tour. Manu’s review of […]

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller (1991) – Manu’s review

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller - Manu's Review

Into Tomorrow by Paul Weller is a favorite of mine. It actually is the first album of Paul after a couple of troubled years that saw a drop of the public’s interest in The Style Council up to a point where the band was refused a contract to produce its fifth album. Into Tomorrow features […]

Time fades away by Neil Young – Manu’s review

Time fades away by Neil Young

Time fades away is a clear must-have for any loyal fan of ´the Loner’ as well as for any vinyl collector! This live album was released in the Summer of 1973 and never has been edited on CD, which makes the original vinyl version, one of the most sought after Neil Young’s albums. Time fades […]