Artists (B)

The B’zz

– Get Up (1982) 4.00 stars


Babe Ruth

– First Base (1972) 4.00 stars
– Amar Caballero (1973) 3.50 stars
– Babe Ruth (1975) 4.00 stars
– Stealin’ Home (1975) 3.50 stars

In many ways, Babe Ruth reminds me of the German band Frumpy. Both came onto the music scene at just about the same time, both bands have gruff-sounding female vocalists, and both bands have styles that are a cross between Hard Rock with Progressive Rock leanings. And both bands, as they released more and more albums, seemed to stray from their original Progressive Rock leanings to become more straightforward Hard Rock bands. Therefore, for Prog-Rock fans, beware of that fact when delving into their catalogues of releases. The earlier the release, the more Progressive Rock-related the offering. But also note, neither act were in the vein of Neo-Prog or Symphonic Prog, but rather Hard Rock with only Progressive tendencies.


Babylon A.D.

– Babylon A.D. (1989) 3.50 stars
– Nothing Sacred (1992) 4.00 stars
– American Blitzkrieg (2000) 3.50 stars


The Babys

– The Babys (1976) 3.50 stars
– Broken Heart (1977) 3.50 stars
– Head First (1978) 3.50 stars
– Union Jacks (1980) 4.50 stars
– On the Edge (1980) 4.00 stars


Bacamarte

– Depois Do Fim (1983) NOT RATED
– Sete Cidades (1999) NOT RATED


Bachman-Turner Overdrive

– Not Fragile (1974) 3.50 stars


Back Street Crawler

The Band Plays On (1975) 4.00 stars
– 2nd Street (1976) 3.50 stars


Backhand

– Through the Turbulence (2014) 4.00 stars


Backyards

– 2Eden (2012) NOT RATED


Bad 4 Good

– Refugee (1992) 3.00 stars


Bad Company

– Bad Company (1974) 4.00 stars
– Straight Shooter (1975) 4.00 stars
– Run With the Pack (1976) 3.50 stars
– Burnin’ Sky (1977) 3.50 stars
– Desolation Angels (1979) 3.50 stars
– Rough Diamonds (1982) 3.50 stars
– Fame and Fortune (1986) 3.00 stars
– Dangerous Age (1988) 3.00 stars
– Holy Water (1990) 3.50 stars
– Here Comes Trouble (1992) 3.50 stars
– Company of Strangers (1995) 4.00 stars
– Stories Told & Untold (1996) 3.50 stars
The ‘Original’ Bad Company Anthology (1999) 4.50 stars


Badd Boyz

Badd Boyz (1994) 4.00 stars


Bad Dreams

Apocalypse of the Mercy (2015) 4.00 stars
– Déjà Vu (2016) NOT RATED


Bad English

– Bad English (1989) 4.50 stars
– Backlash (1991) 4.00 stars
– The Lost Tapes (2002) 3.50 stars


Bader Nana

– Wormwood (2011) 4.00 stars
– Anthology (2013) 4.00 stars
– Devolver (2017) NOT RATED


Badfinger

– Magic Christian Music (1970) 2.00 stars
– No Dice (1970) 3.00 stars
Straight Up (1971) 3.50 stars
– Day After Day (1990) 1.50 stars


Badger

One Live Badger (1973) 3.50 stars


Bad Habit

After Hours (1989) 4.00 stars
– Revolution (1995) 4.00 stars
– Adult Orientation (1998) 4.00 stars
– Atmosphere (2011) 4.00 stars


Badlands

Badlands (1989) 4.50 stars
– Voodoo Highway (1991) 4.50 stars
– Dusk (1999) 4.00 stars


Bad Romance

Code of Honor (1991) 4.50 stars


Bad Salad

– Uncivilized (2012) NOT RATED
– Puzzled (EP) (2013) NOT RATED


Baker Gurvitz Army

– Elysian Encounter (1975) 4.00 stars
– Hearts on Fire (1976) 3.50 stars
– The Baker Gurvitz Army (1974) 4.00 stars


Bakerloo

Bakerloo (1969) 3.50 stars


Balance

– In for the Count (1982) 4.00 stars


Balance of Power

– When the World Falls Down (1997) 3.50 stars
– Book of Secrets (1998) 4.00 stars
– Ten More Tales of Grand Illusion (1999) 4.00 stars
– Perfect Balance (2001) 4.50 stars
Heathen Machine (2003) 4.50 stars


Il Balletto di Bronzo

– Sirio 2222 (1970) NOT RATED
Ys (1972) 4.00 stars


Ballo delle Castagne

– Kalachakra (2011) 3.50 stars


Balloon Astronomy

– Balloon Astronomy (2011) NOT RATED


Baltimoore

– Quick Fix (2009) 3.50 stars


Bang

Bang (1971) 3.50 stars
– Mother / Bow to the King (1972) 3.50 stars


Bangalore Choir

– On Target (1992) 4.00 stars
– Cadence (2010) NOT RATED
– Metaphor (2012) 3.50 stars


Bang Tango

– Psycho Café (1989) 4.00 stars
– Dancin’ on Coals (1991) 3.50 stars


Bangor Flying Circus

– Bangor Flying Circus (1969) NOT RATED


Barclay James Harvest

– Once Again (1971) 3.50 stars
Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974) 3.50 stars


Bare Infinity

– Always Forever (2009) 4.00 stars

The female vocalist is way better than average in this band that sounds (to my ears) similar to Within Temptation. The band shows promise.


Barock Project

– Rebus (2009) 4.00 stars
– Coffee In Neukölln (2012) 4.00 stars
– Skyline (2015) 4.50 stars
– Detachment (2017) 4.50 stars

See my “Barock Project – An Overview” for more information.


Barracuda Triangle

– Electro Shock Therapy (2014) NOT RATED


The Barstool Philosophers

– Crossing Over (2015) NOT RATED


Baton Rouge

– Shake Your Soul (1990) 4.00 stars
– Lights Out on the Playground (1991) 4.00 stars


Battleaxe

– Burn This Town (1983) 3.00 stars


Beardfish

– Från en plats du ej kan se… (2003) 4.00 stars
– The Sane Day (2006) 4.50 stars
– Sleeping in Traffic: Part One (2007) 4.50 stars
– Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two (2008) 4.50 stars
– Destined Solitaire (2009) 4.50 stars
– Mammoth (2011) 4.00 stars
– The Void (2012) 4.00 stars
– +4626-Comfortzone (2015) NOT RATED

This Swedish band is difficult to describe. Each of the releases usually offers a variety of genres—indeed, many of the individual tracks also seem a merging of genres—that it’s so hard to pinpoint any main influence over the music. In some ways, Beardfish reminds me of groups such as The Flower Kings or The Tangent, then at other times seems to draw heavy inspiration from Frank Zappa or Gentle Giant, then at other times the music seems more in the realm of Pain Of Salvation or Porcupine Tree. As I said, difficult to describe. What is, however, apparent, no matter which genre Beardfish happens to toy with at any given moment, is that the musicianship is always at a high level and the releases are typically enjoyable affairs.


The Beatles

– The Beatles [White Album] (1968) 4.00 stars


Beau Nasty

– Dirty, But Well Dressed (1989) 3.00 stars


Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures (2001) 3.50 stars


Beautiful Sin

The Unexpected (2006) 4.00 stars

A female-fronted Heavy Metal/Power Metal band that showed a lot of promise.


Be-Bop Deluxe

Axe Victim (1974) 4.50 stars
– Futurama (1975) 4.00 stars
Sunburst Finish (1976) 4.50 stars
– Modern Music (1976) 4.00 stars
– Live! In the Air Age (1977) 4.00 stars
– Drastic Plastic (1978) 4.00 stars
– Radioland (1994) NOT RATED


Beck, Bogert & Appice

Beck, Bogert & Appice (1973) 4.00 stars


Before Eden

– The Legacy of Gaia (2005) 4.00 stars


Beggars & Thieves

– Beggars & Thieves (1990) 4.00 stars


Beggars Opera

– Act One (1970) 3.50 stars
– Waters of Change (1971) 4.00 stars
– Pathfinder (1972) 4.00 stars


Being

– Anthropocene (2013) 4.00 stars


Bekka Bramlett

– What’s In It For Me (2002) 3.50 stars


Believe

– Hope to See Another Day (2006) 3.50 stars
– Yesterday Is a Friend (2008) 3.50 stars
– This Bread Is Mine (2009) 3.00 stars
– World Is Round (2011) 3.50 stars
– The Warmesy Sun In Winter (2013) NOT RATED
– Seven Widows (2017) NOT RATED


Belladonna

– Belladonna (1995) 3.00 stars


Bend Sinister

– Animals (2014) NOT RATED


Benedictum

Uncreation (2006) 4.00 stars
– Seasons of Tragedy (2008) 4.00 stars
– Dominion (2011) 3.50 stars
– Obey (2013) 4.00 stars


Benjamin Orr

– The Lace (1986) 3.50 stars


Beseech

– Sunless Days (2005) 3.00 stars


Betoken

– Venom Empire (2009) 3.00 stars


Beto Vázquez Infinity

– Beto Vázquez Infinity (2001) 3.50 stars


Bette Midler

– The Divine Miss M (1972) 4.00 stars
– Bette Midler (1973) NOT RATED
– Songs for the New Depression (1976) NOT RATED
– The Rose (1979) 4.50 stars


Beyond the Bridge

– The Old Man and the Spirit (2012) 4.00 stars


Beyond the Labyrinth

– Chapter III – Stories (2011) 4.00 stars


Beyond Twilight

– Lurking Fantasia (Demo) (1996) 4.00 stars
– The Devil’s Hall of Fame (2001) 4.50 stars
– Section X (2005) 4.00 stars
– For the Love of Art and the Making (2006) 4.00 stars

The band started out in the 1990s as “Twilight” and altered its name in the 2000s. I’ve listed both phases of the band separately.


Big Big Train

– From the River to the Sea (1992) 3.00 stars
– The Infant Hercules (1993) NOT RATED
– Goodbye to the Age of Steam (1994) 4.00 stars
– English Boy Wonders (1997) 3.50 stars
– Bard (2002) 3.50 stars
– Gathering Speed (2004) 4.00 stars
– The Difference Machine (2007) 3.50 stars
– The Underfall Yard (2009) 4.00 stars
– Far Skies Deep Time (2010) NOT RATED
– English Electric (Part One) (2012) 4.00 stars
– English Electric (Part Two) (2013) 4.00 stars
– English Electric: Full Power (2013) NOT RATED
– Make Some Noise (2013) NOT RATED
– Wassail (2015) 4.00 stars
– Folklore (2016) NOT RATED
– Grimspound (2017) NOT RATED
– The Second Brightest Star (2017) NOT RATED
– London Song (2017) NOT RATED

This is another band that is a bit “hit or miss” for me. Some of the releases I find fairly average, even rather boring, due to an overall “sameness” regarding the melodies, arrangements, tempos on many tracks. Whereas other releases I find much more eclectic, experimental, exciting, the most recent albums (English Electric 1 & 2) being two of the band’s best, with enjoyable melodies and performances that will likely thrill most fans of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis. So, sometimes, pretty damned good, while at other times, only so-so.


Big Brother & The Holding Company

– Big Brother & the Holding Company (1967) 3.50 stars
– Cheap Thrills (1968) 4.00 stars


Bigelf

Closer to Doom (1996) 4.00 stars
– Money Machine (2000) 4.00 stars
– Hex (2003) 4.00 stars
– Cheat the Gallows (2008) 4.50 stars
– Into the Maelstrom (2014) 3.50 stars


Biglietto per l’Inferno

– Biglietto per l’Inferno (1974) 4.00 stars
– Il Tempo Della Semina (1992) NOT RATED
– Vivi. Lotta. Pensa (2015) 3.50 stars


Big Picture

– Big Picture (1993) 4.00 stars


Billion Dollar Babies

– Battle Axe (1977) 3.50 stars


Billy Cobham

– Spectrum (1973) 5.00 stars
– Crosswinds (1974) 3.00 stars


Billy Idol

– Billy Idol (1982) 3.50 stars
– Rebel Yell (1983) 4.00 stars


Billy Thorpe

– Children of the Sun … Revisited (1987) NOT RATED


Birds and Buildings

Bantam to Behemoth (2008) 4.50 stars
– Multipurpose Trap (2013) 4.00 stars


Birth Control

– Birth Control (1970) 3.50 stars
– Operation (1971) 4.00 stars
– Hoodoo Man (1972) 4.00 stars
– Rebirth (1973) 3.50 stars
– Plastic People (1975) 4.00 stars
– Backdoor Possibilities (1976) 4.50 stars
– Increase (1977) 4.00 stars
– Titanic (1978) 3.00 stars
– Count on Dracula (1980) 3.00 stars
– Deal Done at Night (1981) 3.00 stars
– Two Worlds (1995) 4.00 stars
– Getting There (1999) 4.00 stars

See my “Birth Control – An Overview” for more information.


Biscaya

– Biscaya (1983) 2.00 stars


Biss

– X-Tension (2006) 3.50 stars


Bittencourt Project

– Brainworms I (2008) 3.50 stars


Bittertown

– Scenes From The Box (2008) NOT RATED


Bjørn Riis

– Forever Comes to an End (2017) NOT RATED
– Coming Home (2018) NOT RATED


Black ‘n Blue

– Black ‘n Blue (1984) 4.00 stars
– Without Love (1985) 4.00 stars
– Nasty Nasty (1986) 4.00 stars
– In Heat (1988) 4.00 stars
– Hell Yeah! (2011) 4.00 stars


Black Bonzo

– Lady of the Light (2004) 4.50 stars
– Sound of the Apocalypse (2007) 4.50 stars
– Guillotine Drama (2009) 4.00 stars


Black Country Communion

– Black Country Communion (2010) 4.00 stars
– 2 (2011) 4.00 stars
– Afterglow (2012) 4.00 stars
– BCCIV (2017) NOT RATED


The Black Crowes

– Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 4.50 stars
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1992) 4.50 stars
– Amorica (1994) 4.00 stars
– Three Snakes and One Charm (1996) 4.00 stars
– By Your Side (1999) 3.50 stars
– Lions (2001) 3.00 stars
– Warpaint (2008) 3.50 stars


Blackeyed Susan

– Electric Rattlebone (1991) 3.00 stars


Blackfeather

– At The Mountains Of Madness (1971) NOT RATED


Blackfoot

– Marauder (1981) 3.50 stars
Siogo (1983) 3.50 stars
– Vertical Smiles (1984) 3.00 stars


Blackjack

– Blackjack (1979) 3.00 stars
– Worlds Apart (1980) 3.00 stars


Black Ladder

– An Ambitious Few (2018) NOT RATED


Blacklands

– A New Dawn (2013) 3.50 stars
– Peaceful Shores (2016) NOT RATED


Black Oak Arkansas

– Black Oak Arkansas (1971) 3.00 stars
– Keep the Faith (1972) 3.00 stars
– If an Angel Came to See You… (1972) 3.50 stars
– Raunch ‘n’ Roll Live (1973) 3.50 stars
High on the Hog (1973) 3.50 stars
– X-Rated (1975) 3.00 stars


Black Sabbath

– Black Sabbath (1970) 4.50 stars
– Paranoid (1970) 5.00 stars
– Master of Reality (1971) 4.50 stars
– Vol 4 (1972) 4.50 stars
– Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973) 4.00 stars
– Sabotage (1975) 4.00 stars
– Technical Ecstasy (1976) 3.00 stars
– Never Say Die! (1978) 2.50 stars
– Heaven and Hell (1980) 5.00 stars
– Mob Rules (1981) 5.00 stars
– Live Evil (1982) 4.00 stars
– Born Again (1983) 4.00 stars
– Seventh Star (1986) 4.00 stars
– The Eternal Idol (1987) 4.50 stars
– Headless Cross (1989) 4.50 stars
– Tyr (1990) 4.00 stars
– Dehumanizer (1992) 5.00 stars
– Cross Purposes (1994) 4.50 stars
– Forbidden (1995) 3.00 stars
– 13 (2013) 3.50 stars
– The End (2016) 3.50 stars


Black September

Black September (1994) 3.50 stars


Black Sheep

– Black Sheep (1975) 4.00 stars
– Encouraging Words (1975) NOT RATED


Black Star Riders

All Hell Breaks Loose (2013) 4.00 stars
– The Killer Instinct (2015) 4.00 stars
– Heavy Fire (2017) NOT RATED


Black Symphony

– Tears of Blood (2001) 4.00 stars
– 3: Sowing the Seeds of Destruction (2007) 3.50 stars
– Black Symphony 4 (2007) 3.50 stars


Blackthorne

– Afterlife (1993) 4.00 stars


Black Widow

Sacrifice (1970) 4.50 stars
– Black Widow (1971) 4.00 stars
– III (1972) 3.50 stars
– IV (1997) 3.50 stars


Blanc Faces

– Blanc Faces (2005) 4.50 stars
– Falling From the Moon (2009) 4.50 stars


Blank Forest

– Kayros (2014) NOT RATED


Blank Manuskript

– The Waiting Soldier (2015) NOT RATED


Blank Planet

– Planet One (2013) NOT RATED


Blind Ego

– Mirror (2007) NOT RATED
– Numb (2009) NOT RATED
– Liquid (2016) NOT RATED


Blind Faith

– Blind Faith (1969) 4.00 stars


Blind Guardian

– Battalions of Fear (1988) 3.00 stars
– Follow the Blind (1989) 3.00 stars
– Tales From the Twilight World (1990) 3.50 stars
– Somewhere Far Beyond (1992) 3.50 stars
– Imaginations From the Other Side (1995) 3.50 stars
– Nightfall in Middle-Earth (1998) 3.50 stars
– A Night at the Opera (2002) 4.00 stars
– A Twist in the Myth (2006) 3.50 stars
– At the Edge of Time (2010) 4.00 stars
– Beyond the Red Mirror (2015) 4.00 stars


Blodwyn Pig

– Ahead Rings Out (1969) 4.00 stars
– Getting to This (1970) 4.00 stars


Blondie

– Parallel Lines (1978) 2.00 stars


Blonz

– Blonz (1990) 3.50 stars


Bloodgood

– All Stand Together (1991) 3.00 stars


Bloodrock

Bloodrock (1970) 4.00 stars
– Bloodrock 2 (1970) 4.00 stars
– Bloodrock 3 (1971) 4.00 stars
– Bloodrock U.S.A. (1971) 4.00 stars
– Bloodrock Live (1972) 4.00 stars
– Passage (1972) 3.50 stars
– Whirlwind Tongues (1974) 3.00 stars


Bloodstone

– The Awakening (1994) 4.00 stars


Blood Ceremony

– The Eldritch Dark (2013) NOT RATED


Blood, Sweat & Tears

– Child Is Father to the Man (1968) 3.00 stars
– Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) 4.00 stars
– Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) 4.00 stars
– B, S & T 4 (1971) 4.50 stars
New Blood (1972) 4.50 stars
– No Sweat (1973) 4.50 stars
– Mirror Image (1974) 3.00 stars
– New City (1975) 3.50 stars
– In Concert (1976) 4.00 stars
– More Than Ever (1976) 2.00 stars
– Brand New Day (1977) 3.50 stars
– Nuclear Blues (1980) 1.50 stars
– What Goes Up! The Best of BS&T (1995) 4.00 stars
– Rare, Rarer & Rarest (2013) 3.50 stars


Bloque

– Bloque (1978) NOT RATED


Bludgeon

– Crucify the Priest (2002) 1.50 stars
– Crucified Live (2003) 1.50 stars


Blue Drift

– Cobalt Coast (2003) NOT RATED
– Mariner (2005) NOT RATED


Blue Gillespie

– Synesthesia (2010) NOT RATED


Blue Mammoth

– Blue Mammoth (2011) 4.00 stars
– Stories Of A King (2016) NOT RATED


Blue Murder

Blue Murder (1989) 4.00 stars
– Nothin’ But Trouble (1993) 4.00 stars


Blue Öyster Cult

– Secret Treaties (1974) 3.00 stars
– On Your Feet or on Your Knees (1975) 3.50 stars


Blues Creation

– Demon & Eleven Children (1971) 4.00 stars


Blue Shift

– Not the Future I Ordered (1997) 4.00 stars
– Levels Of Undo (2015) NOT RATED


The Blue Ship

– The Executioner’s Lover (2013) 2.00 stars


Blues Image

– Blues Image (1969) 3.00 stars


Bob Catley

– The Tower (1998) 4.00 stars
– Legends (1999) 4.00 stars
– When Empires Burn (2003) 4.00 stars
– Spirit of Man (2006) 4.00 stars
Immortal (2008) 4.50 stars


Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

– Night Moves (1976) 3.50 stars
– Stranger in Town (1978) 3.50 stars


La Bocca della Verità

Avenoth (2009) 4.50 stars


Bolus

– Delayed Reaction (2010) NOT RATED
– Triangulate (2013) NOT RATED


Bomber Goggles

– Gyreland (2018) NOT RATED


Bonfire

– Don’t Touch the Light (1986) 3.50 stars
– Fireworks (1987) 4.50 stars
– Point Blank (1989) 3.50 stars
– Knock Out (1991) 3.50 stars
– Feels Like Comin’ Home (1996) 3.00 stars
– Rebel Soul (1997) 3.00 stars
– Fuel to the Flames (1999) NOT RATED
– Glorious (2015) 3.50 stars


Bonham

– The Disregard of Timekeeping (1989) 3.50 stars
– Mad Hatter (1992) 3.50 stars


Bon Jovi

– Bon Jovi (1984) 3.00 stars
– 7800 Fahrenheit (1985) 3.50 stars
– Slippery When Wet (1986) 3.50 stars
– New Jersey (1988) 3.00 stars
– Keep the Faith (1992) 3.50 stars
– These Days (1995) 3.50 stars


Bonnie Tyler

– Faster Than the Speed of Night (1983) 3.50 stars


Book of Reflections

– Relentless Fighter (2012) 4.00 stars


Borealis

– World of Silence (2008) 4.00 stars
– Fall From Grace (2011) 4.00 stars
Purgatory (2015) 4.00 stars


Boston

– Boston (1976) 4.50 stars
– Don’t Look Back (1978) 3.50 stars
– Third Stage (1986) 3.00 stars
– Walk On (1994) 2.50 stars


Boulevard

– Blvd. (1988) 4.00 stars
Into the Street (1990) 4.50 stars


Boxer

– Below the Belt (1976) 3.00 stars


Box of Frogs

– Box of Frogs (1984) 2.50 stars


Box of Shamans

– Belief and Illusion (2015) NOT RATED


The Boyzz

Too Wild to Tame (1978) 3.50 stars


Brainstorm

– Hungry (1997) 3.00 stars
– Liquid Monster (2005) 3.50 stars


Bram Stoker

– Cold Reading (2014) 3.00 stars


Brand X

– Unorthodox Behaviour (1976) 4.00 stars
– Moroccan Roll (1977) 4.00 stars
– Livestock (1977) 3.50 stars
– XCommunication (1992) 4.00 stars


Brazen Abbot

– Live and Learn (1995) 4.00 stars
– Eye of the Storm (1996) 4.00 stars
– Bad Religion (1997) 4.00 stars
– Guilty as Sin (2003) 4.50 stars
– My Resurrection (2005) 4.00 stars


The Brecker Brothers

The Brecker Bros. (1975) 4.00 stars


Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express

Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express (1970) 4.00 stars
– A Better Land (1971) 3.00 stars
– Second Wind (1972) 3.50 stars
– Closer to It (1973) 4.00 stars


Brian Howe

– Tangled In Blue (1997) 3.00 stars
– Circus Bar (2010) 3.50 stars


Brian May

– Back to the Light (1992) 4.00 stars


Brickyard

Brickyard (1991) 3.50 stars


Brides of Destruction

– Here Come the Brides (2004) 3.50 stars
– Runaway Brides (2005) 3.50 stars


Brieg Guerveno

– Valgori (2016) NOT RATED


Brighteye Brison

– Stories (2006) NOT RATED
– Believers & Deceivers (2008) NOT RATED
– The Magician Chronicles – Part I (2011) NOT RATED


Brimstone

– Mannsverk (2014) NOT RATED


British Lions

British Lions (1978) 3.50 stars
Trouble With Women (1980) 2.00 stars


Britny Fox

Britny Fox (1988) 3.50 stars
– Boys in Heat (1989) 3.50 stars
– Bite Down Hard (1991) 3.50 stars


Bronz

– Taken by Storm (1983) 4.50 stars


Bröselmaschine

– Bröselmaschine (1971) NOT RATED


Brother Ape

– On the Other Side (2005) 4.00 stars
– Shangri-La (2006) 4.00 stars
– III (2008) 3.50 stars
– Turbulence (2009) 3.00 stars
– A Rare Moment of Insight (2010) NOT RATED
– Force Majeure (2013) NOT RATED

A lot of “hit or miss” with this band, in my opinion. It seems the more releases the band offers, the more I grow less fond of it. The style has been changing as the years have progressed, and I’m finding myself enjoying the group less and less with each new album. To me, Shangri-La is perhaps the best, but after that, things have slowly deteriorated to a point where I no longer see the band’s uniqueness, the semblance of potential brilliance. I just wish the group would make up its mind as to what sort of band it wants to be—a Prog-Rock band, or a lame Alternative Rock band.


Brother Cane

– Brother Cane (1993) 3.50 stars


Brother Firetribe

– False Metal (2006) 4.00 stars
– Heart Full of Fire (2008) 4.00 stars
– Diamond in the Firepit (2014) 4.00 stars
– Sunbound (2017) NOT RATED


Brownsville Station

Yeah! (1973) 3.00 stars


Bruce Dickinson

– Tattooed Millionaire (1990) 3.50 stars
– Balls to Picasso (1994) 3.50 stars
– Alive in Studio A / Alive at the Marquee Club (1995) 4.00 stars
– Skunkworks (1996) 3.50 stars
– Accident of Birth (1997) 4.00 stars
The Chemical Wedding (1998) 4.50 stars
– Tyranny of Souls (2005) 4.00 stars


Bruford

– One of a Kind (1979) 3.50 stars


Bryan Ferry

– These Foolish Things (1973) 3.50 stars
– Another Time, Another Place (1974) 3.50 stars
– Let’s Stick Together (1976) 3.50 stars
In Your Mind (1977) 4.00 stars
– The Bride Stripped Bare (1978)
– Boys and Girls (1985) 3.50 stars
– Bête noire (1987) 3.50 stars
– Taxi (1993) 3.50 stars


Bubblemath

– Such Fine Particles Of The Universe (2002) NOT RATED
– Edit Peptide (2017) NOT RATED


Bubu

– Anabelas (1978) NOT RATED


Budgie

– Budgie (1971) 4.00 stars
– Squawk (1972) 4.00 stars
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend (1973) 4.00 stars
– In for the Kill (1974) 4.00 stars
– Bandolier (1975) 3.50 stars
– If I Were Brittania I’d Waive the Rules (1976) 3.50 stars
– Impeckable (1978) 3.50 stars
– Power Supply (1980) 3.50 stars
– Nightflight (1981) 3.50 stars


Buffalo

Dead Forever (1972) 4.00 stars
Volcanic Rock (1973) 4.00 stars
– Only Want You for Your Body (1974) 4.00 stars


Built for the Future

Chasing Light (2015) 3.00 stars


BulletBoys

– Bulletboys (1988) 4.00 stars
– Freakshow (1991) 3.00 stars
– Za-Za (1993) 3.00 stars


Burnin Red Ivanhoe

– WWW (1971) NOT RATED
– BRI (2013) NOT RATED


Burning Rain

– Burning Rain (1999) 3.50 stars


Burning Saviours

– Nymphs & Weavers (2007) 3.00 stars


Burntfield

– Hereafter (2018) NOT RATED


Buttered Bacon Biscuits

– From the Solitary Woods (2009) NOT RATED


The Byron Band

On the Rocks (1981) 3.50 stars