Five Faves #1: "Pulp Fiction" (1994)

Whenever I tell friends and family about my passion for film, the first question I invariably get back is, “What is your favorite movie of all time?” And as any cinephile (or scriptophile!) knows, it’s a hard question to answer. 2,707 more words


Number Ones: #27

  • THE DAZZ BAND Let It All Blow (Motown)
  • Week Ending 1st December 1984
  • 1 Week At #1

The first 25 singles to top my personal charts had unwittingly followed a pattern; no records with exclusively female lead vocals, and no dance tracks. 367 more words


My Top 5 Jazz Albums Of All Time!

This morning (at the time of writing) I spent it by watching the¬†Chasing Trane documentary that my Dad had watched and was really raving about it, telling me that I should “really watch it.” Over a lovely cup of tea and some Shreddies, I sat down to watch it.¬† 653 more words


Number Ones: #25

  • HEAVEN 17 This Is Mine (Virgin)
  • Week Ending 3rd November 1984
  • 2 Weeks At #1

There was a lot more to Heaven 17 than Temptation… 200 more words


Number Ones: #23

  • DEPECHE MODE Master & Servant (Mute)
  • Week Ending 6th October 1984
  • 1 Week at #1

Whips. Leather. Domination……and to think, they used to be such nice boys! 440 more words


Number Ones: #22

  • MALCOLM McLAREN Madam Butterfly (Charisma)
  • Week Ending 15th September 1984
  • 3 Weeks At #1

Hip-Hopera, anyone?

That old rascal Malcolm McLaren, the high priest of high concept, turned his gaze away from the ghetto and found his next inspiration in the libretto. 243 more words


Number Ones: #21

  • TEARS FOR FEARS Mothers Talk (Mercury)
  • Week Ending 1st September 1984
  • 2 Weeks at #1

The first new single from Tears For Fears in 9 months was one of the most important of their career, even if it was only a modest commercial success upon release. 283 more words