Friday, 19 March 2010

Favourite Albums - U

Honourable Mentions
  • United Abominations by Megadeth
  • Up The Bracket by The Libertines
  • Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses
  • Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses
  • Ultra Beatdown by Dragonforce
Uppers & Downers - The Yo Yo's (2000)
Uppers & Downers - The Yo Yo's (2000)

It's impossible to mention The Yo Yo's without mentioning The Wildhearts. The Yo Yo's were formed by former Wildhearts bassist Danny McCormack whilst the Wildhearts were on hiatus between 1998 and 2001 (aka the years I was at university). This came out in 2000 and it is very similar britrock to the Wildhearts, along the lines of the Earth vs album (which I wrote about back in December) that Danny McCormack also played on.

The album is very rooted in my university years, Time of Your Life was something of an anthem that I always had on in halls, paired with the track before it Home From Home which conjured up images of that pub where everybody knows you. I never got to see them live, but the track Head Over Heels with it's multilayered 'Help Me' chorus suggests it would have been a riot of a gig.

A cracking fun rock album, well worth tracking down.

Favourite Tracks
"Time of Your Life","Home From Home","Too Lazy to Bleed"

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