Only The Best Stuff: A+ Records

A quick guide to all of the best records I have reviewed over my time.

The list only includes records that have been rated A+ or five stars, and is ordered by year of release.

The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (1966 Capitol)

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967 Parlophone)

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (1969 Straight)

David Bowie: Hunky Dory (1971 RCA)

David Bowie: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972 RCA)

The Saints: (I’m) Stranded (1977 EMI)

David Bowie: “Heroes” (1977 RCA)

Tom Waits: Blue Valentine (1978 Asylum)

Adam and The Ants: Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1980 CBS)

Black Flag: Damged (1981 SST)

Violent Femmes: Violent Femmes (1983 Slash)

Hoodoo Gurus: Stoneage Romeos (1984 Big Time)

Einsturzende Neubauten: Halber Mensch (1985 Some Bizarre)

Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (1985 Island)

The Beastie Boys: Licensed To Ill (1986 Def Jam)

Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (1988 Enigma)

Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988 Def Jam)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: The Boatman’s Call (1997 Mute/Reprise)

Tom Waits: Alice (2002 ANTI-)

The White Stripes: Elephant (2003 V2)

The Waifs: Up All Night (2003 Jarrah)

Grinderman: Grinderman (2007 Mute)

Pugsley Buzzard: Wooden Kimono (2010 Independent)

Robert Johnson: The Centennial Collection (2011 Columbia/Legacy)

Pugsley Buzzard: Chasin’ Aces (2013 Independent)

M.I.A: Matangi (N.E.E.T/Interscope)


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