Category Archives: Bumstead in the 90s

Spiritualized, Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, 1997

Ladies And Gentlemen was a highlight of my late 90s, but in 1997, the year it came out, I’d shifted allegiance away from Spiritualized, in part I think because I hadn’t really enjoyed Pure Phase all that much (back then). … Continue reading

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Nick Drake, Time Of No Reply, 1986 (recorded 67-74)

Well, here we go with another album of sadsackery, depressing, morose, exquisitely beautiful, loner music. This is yet more of that music which haunts my nineties reminiscences. This one is not really even an album proper. It was originally included … Continue reading

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Tindersticks, Tindersticks II, 1995

So here I am on to my second Tindersticks review. I suppose Tindersticks are the kind of band who engender passionate outpourings. I think their debut is pretty grand, but this one, the second album was my first dalliance with … Continue reading

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Laurie Anderson, Bright Red, 1994

Indelible, Bright Red is a mature, crafted, high-polish, art-avante concept album. I’ve had this album for 15 years. I know it like the back of my hand. I started playing this a lot in 1995 and found it the most … Continue reading

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Smog, Red Apple Falls, 1997

I bought this on CD in 1997, the year of its release, and again in 2008 on vinyl. The clarity of the CD recording was always exquisite but the quality on the vinyl seems to take it to the next … Continue reading

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Radiohead, Ok Computer, 1997

It’s been a while since I gave this a serious play. I picked up a vinyl copy in 2008. Hardly play it these days, and I’m now strongly aware of the datedness of this record. Not so much in sound … Continue reading

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The Cure, Disintegration, 1989

There is no album in my collection that has been played as much as this one. This was my falling asleep album for years. I played it at night until it became a ritual, night after night, Disintegration was my … Continue reading

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