Thursday, 16 January 2014

Classic Music Week 2 - Stereophonics

As part of my newly revamped blog I intend to choose different bands each week to revisit. Some will be classic bands, some will be pop icons, but they will all have one thing in common - great music. Last week, I chose Blondie. Click here if you want to take a look.

This week my choice is Welsh band Stereophonics. Fronted by Kelly Jones - he of the Rod Stewart-esque gravelly voice. The Stereophonics have released eight studio albums, and are still going strong. They have also released a successful compilation album.

Their style is rock, but its not hard rock and with Jones vocals, their sound stands out from the pack. Their earlier music had more speed and energy, but then  settled into their sound, and became more in the public awareness and mainstream with their second album, Performance and Cocktails. They have also achieved the status of five consecutive UK number one albums, putting them up there with the likes of U2! They have achieved ten top ten singles and one number one single. Not bad for a band formed in a Welsh village.

Over the next seven days, I shall choose seven of their singles to revisit and review. At the end of my week with the Stereophonics I shall put them in order of preference. I'm looking forward to it!!

For more of my music choices, check out My Music page, and happy listening. :)

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