Great Albums

Great Albums

Ben Mahony is the author of our  "Great Albums" column


Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Type Thing — available on the Bandcamp website — is a full length, home-recorded, independent rock n’ roll record by the artist known as Kitten Puppy, who I believe to be Whitehorse mailman Tom Pritchard. Read more

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO:

When “The Pink Floyd” released their 1967 experimental psychedelic classic, Piper At the Gates of Dawn, the term “Swinging London” had just been coined by Time magazine. Art school dropouts and all manner of urban Anglos were exploring music and... Read more

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO:

In her controversial interview with Maclean’s Magazine in November 2014, Joni Mitchell refers to Debussy and Duke Ellington as the gold standard of music that inspires “awe” in her. She also dismisses some of her acolytes — such as those who sing... Read more

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Album Cover of XO by Elliott Smith

My van died the day that I learned that Elliott Smith had put a knife through his chest. “Maybe it’s time to lighten up,” I mused. Some songwriters of that generation, and those who came slightly before, couldn’t muster the wherewithal to cope with.. Read more

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August 14, 2014

At some point Bob Dylan claims to have lost his edge. Or more specifically, his ability to capture transfixing and haunting images waned ever so slightly — at least in his own estimation. Read more

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June 19, 2014 Issue

Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends clocks in at just over 45 minutes. I know that because my cassette tape that featured it would cut-off and flip over to "Crooked Rain Crooked Rain" by Pavement halfway through The Bends’ ultimate track, “Street Spirit Read more

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Tears For Fears The Hurting


The Hurting is worth a re-listen Two years before Tears For Fears’ 1985 Songs from the Big Chair album elevated them into superstardom, they released The Hurting. Read more

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