“Element of Light” by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians (No. 7)

If Robyn Hitchcock hadn't gone into music, perhaps he'd have become a novelist like his father. His penchant for storytelling shows through heavily in Element of Light. Hitchcock has a pretty solid catalog of music as a solo artist, with his backing bands The Egyptians and The Venus 3, and (of course) with The Soft … Continue reading “Element of Light” by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians (No. 7)

“Strangeways, Here We Come” by The Smiths (No. 10)

The final album by The Smiths, Strangeways Here We Come is a fitting close to a brief but brilliant career. The Smiths' star shone brightly and burned out quickly, but they were prolific as Hell for the brief time they were together. Strangeways is their fourth and final album, released in 1987. That's four albums … Continue reading “Strangeways, Here We Come” by The Smiths (No. 10)