[sic] Magazine

Classics Revisited

Shack – Waterpistol (1991)

the legendary album that almost went up in smoke


Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen (1985)

‘one of the most flawless Side 1’s in the history of vinyl’


Jeniferever – Choose A Bright Morning (2006)

Drowned In Sound

Emotive post-rock from the beginning of Brett Spaceman’s writing career.


Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You. (2014)

Epitaph

The latest entry into our Hall of Fame.


Idlewild – 100 Broken Windows (2000)

The tunesmithery beggars belief.


Big Country – The Crossing (1983)

Big Country’s wonderful debut gets the revisit treatment.


The Legendary Pink Dots – The Maria Dimension (1991)

Play It Again Sam

Jonathan Levitt offers another ‘classic album’ selection.


Thomas Dolby – The Golden Age Of Wireless (1982)

EMI

A “retro future by a retro-futurist” but there was more to Dolby than the zany boffin image suggested.


Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)

Few, surely, would dispute one of the greatest albums of all time. Red On Black revisits a landmark.


Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (1979)

The best Manchester album in the world ….ever?


Lowlife – Diminuendo (+ singles) (1987)

Another cult classic deserving of further recognition.


Catherine Wheel – Adam And Eve (1997)

Another nineties gem re-evaluated.


My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)

Loveless twenty years on.


Pink Industry – New Beginnings (1985)

Guest article from Make Mine Music founder Scott Sinfield, who revisits a little-known, 80’s gem.


The Chameleons – Strange Times (1986)

A band out of time. Brett Spaceman revisits one of his all time favourites.


The Boo Radleys – Giant Steps (1993)

One of the albums of the nineties.


Trashcan Sinatras – I’ve Seen Everything (1993)

Hall Of Fame entry gets a bump due to up coming re-issue


The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (1993)

Brett Spaceman is drawn to one of the darkest, most claustrophobic records in his collection.

Will you be too?


Mansun – Six (1998)

In the second in our series of classic album re-appraisals, Brett Spaceman offers Mansun’s enigmatic masterpiece for our reconsideration.


Kitchens Of Distinction – The Death of Cool (1992)

Commercial success may have evaded them, but still Jon Leonard looks back at a band that made “some of the most beautiful, emotionally-charged music of modern times”