The idea for this came on the spur of a moment when an e-mail dropped into my inbox on New Year’s Day telling me that the authors of a mailing list I subscribe to – Mookbarks – were running a project to listen to and review 52 albums in 52 weeks this year.

I’d been a regular reader of Ruth and Martin’s Album Club and sometimes thought about starting a blog to give my own take on each of the records they had picked for their 75 different guests.  But the trouble was, there would be no surprise.  I already knew what all 75 of these albums would be.  So instead, why not jump on the bandwagon that was passing?  Why not write about each of the 52 records picked by the Mookbarks team.  This is the result…