At last! The final segment of my favourite 200 British and European albums of the 21st century! Once again I’m joined by Huw as we smash all our own previous records for podcast length and bring things bang up to date in grand style!
The penultimate part of the 200th show festivities, concentrating on music released in 2011 and 2012 – and every one a corker!
Part 4 of the 200th show celebrations features albums made in 2010 and 2011, two fantastic years for progressive rock. These were also fantastic years for the show, with many of the bands featured having graced us with their presence for interview features.
The relentless march through my favourite 200 British and European progressive rock albums of the 21st century continues, this time focused entirely on music released in 2009. An epic year for the music, but quite honestly it would have been a standout just for one release, Big Big Train’s landmark album, The Underfall Yard.
Anyway, get on with it, Wilf.
So…the second part of the ‘Two Hundred’ six-parter – no cake (well, not until tea-time) and no Spoffo, but the quality of the music is undiminished! We’re really getting into the ‘TEP Years’, as I’ve just decided they’re called, with albums that provided the mainstay of the first year or so of the show’s history.
Back next time with Part 3, when we’re really getting into the swing of things…
In this and the next five shows I will be presenting my personal selection of the 200 albums that have ‘made’ British and European progressive rock since the start of the 21st century. It’s been quite a ride, I can tell you – and choosing 200 wasn’t that easy.For the first show I’m once again joined by the redoubtable Spoffo to take a look back at the great records released between 2001 and 2006, the year when it really all got going.
Be warned – it’s not short!
A special this time around – an extended interview with Simon Godfrey, whose new album, Motherland, is currently creating a big splash on the progressive and acoustic music scenes. I chat to Simon about the album in detail, about his plans for the future – including relocation to the USA – and about the three-field farming system prior to the agricultural revolution of the late eighteenth century. We also take the album for a spin in its entirety, as well as airing a few other songs which Simon has been involved with in the past including a couple from Tinyfish.
You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll go out and buy the album at The Bad Elephant Music website!
Where else would you get Lazuli, Matt Stevens, Univers Zero, Wishbone Ash, jh and Richard Thompson on the same podcast? Why, on The European Perspective, of course!