As pretty much all of the readers on here have far superior music knowledge to me, I thought I would seek your advice about where to next, regarding a couple of artists.
Lets start with the Queen part first. Of course I am relatively familiar with Queen and the sorts of songs you would find on a Greatest Hits compilation, but the only album of theirs I have is A Night at the Opera. It is a brilliant album, and when I compiled my list of my top 25 favourite albums, I rated it at number two. For some time now, I have been meaning to add more Queen to my collection, but my budget doesn’t quite allow an entire back catalogue purchase. So I am seeking your advice – which Queen album should I turn to next?
Now for the Bragging part, and by this of course I mean Billy Bragg. Unlike Queen, he doesn’t really get the radio play, so pretty much my only exposure to Billy Bragg is through the Mermaid Avenue albums with Wilco. Mermaid Avenue Vol 1 also featured on my top 25 list, at number 13. When chatting to friend about my favourite tracks on this album, he observed that I seemed to prefer the ones with Bragg on vocals rather than Tweedy or Merchant. Apart from these, the only other Bragg song I know is Rotting on Remand, which is a brilliant song. So, my question is – where do I start with Billy Bragg? Any advice you want to provide would be muchly appreciated.