Stuart Maconie's Critical List

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners' choices of neglected masterpieces.

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20040417

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Air's Moon Safari.

20040605

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Lindisfarne's Nicely Out of Tune.

20040612

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is David Bowie's Diamond Dogs.

20040626

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti.

20040717

This week Stuart's featured album is Tom Petty's Damn the Torpedoes, plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners' choices of neglected masterpieces.

20040807

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week's featured album is Supertramp's Breakfast in America.

20040814

Featured album is the Gilded Palace of Sin from the Flying Burrito Brothers, plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners choices of neglected masterpiece.

20040828

To celebrate the forthcoming Mercury Awards, Stuart spotlights the music on this year's shortlist and plays past winners.

20040904

All through September, Radio 2 is Going Digital.

So, Stuart will be assembling the best music from the 6 Music playlist and the live Dream Ticket archive.

All through September, Radio 2 is Going Digital. So, Stuart will be assembling the best music from the 6 Music playlist and the live Dream Ticket archive.

20040918

Series in which Stuart suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week's featured album is Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde.

Plus Paul Simon and The Auteurs.

Series in which Stuart suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde. Plus Paul Simon and The Auteurs.

20041016

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

20041023

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week's featured album is The Stranglers' Rattus Norvegicus.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is The Stranglers' Rattus Norvegicus.

20041030

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week's featured album is Billy Joel's The Stranger.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Billy Joel's The Stranger.

20041106

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week's featured album is Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark.

20041127

The Freewheeling Bob Dylan album was recorded over 40 years ago.

Tonight, Stuart plays tracks from the album and tracks from artists who inspired Dylan and who have been compared to him.

The Freewheeling Bob Dylan album was recorded over 40 years ago. Tonight, Stuart plays tracks from the album and tracks from artists who inspired Dylan and who have been compared to him.

20041218

This week, he rounds up the year's best releases, re-issues and 'best ofs'.

20050101
20050115
20050129

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

Tonight, Laura Nyro's Eli And The Thirteenth Confession is in the spotlight.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Tonight, Laura Nyro's Eli And The Thirteenth Confession is in the spotlight.

20050305

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week he spotlights Run DMC's album Raising Hell.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week he spotlights Run DMC's album Raising Hell.

20060121
20060128
20060218

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

20060304
20060311

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Dusty Springfield's album Dusty in Memphis.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

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Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run20051217

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.

2005 Mercury Music Prize20050903

Stuart Maconie suggests essential albums that everyone should own, plus he plays albums shortlisted for this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize, including those by Kaiser Chiefs and KT Tunstall.

Aimee Mann - Magnolia Ost20050625

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the focus is on Aimee Mann and the soudtrack to the movie, Magnolia.

Aimee Mann - Whatever20040731

This week Stuart's featured album is Aimee Mann's Whatever, plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners choices of neglected masterpieces.

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill20041211
Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies20050709

Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Featuring a spotlight on Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies.

Bill Withers - Just As I Am20060204

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week the spotlight is on the Bill Withers album Just As I Am.

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited.20050827

Tips for a record collection, with listeners' suggestions and a spotlight on the 40th anniversary of Bob Dylan's album Highway 61 Revisited.

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Burnin'20041204

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week the spotlight is on the album Burnin' by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Brian Eno - Before And After Science20040703

This week Stuart's featured album is Brian Eno's Before and After Science, plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners choices of neglected masterpieces.

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska.20060415

Tips for the ultimate CD collection, with a spotlight on Bruce Springsteen's haunting 1982 album Nebraska.

Crosby, Stills And Nash20050528

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on the album Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Deep Purple - In Rock20050226

Tips for a record collection, with listeners' suggestions and a spotlight on the album Deep Purple In Rock.

Dexy's Midnight Runner's - Too-ray-ay20041002

Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Dexy's Midnight Runner's album Too-Ray-Ay.

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms20050730

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, Dire Straits' album Brothers in Arms.

Elton John - Album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy20051126
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball20051105

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests an album that should be in the collection of every music aficionado: Emmylou Harris' Wrecking Ball.

Fleetwood Mac20040508

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners' choices of neglected masterpieces.

This week Stuart's featured album is Fleetwood Mac.

This week Stuart's featured album is Fleetwood Mac plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners' choices of neglected masterpieces.

Fountains Of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers20051008

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, Fountains of Wayne's Welcome Interstate Managers.

Four Tops - Reach Out20051210

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on the Four Tops' album Reach Out.

Jackson Browne - The Pretender20051015

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Today he examines Jackson Browne's album The Pretender.

Janis Ian - Stars20050108

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This editon turns the spotlight on Janis Ian's album Stars.

Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds20050806

Stuart Maconie presents tips for a record collection, with listeners' suggestions and a spotlight on Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War Of the Worlds.

Joe Jackson - Night And Day20050716

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Joe Jackson's album Night and Day.

John Martyn - One World20051203

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on John Martyn's album One World.

John Prine - The Missing Years.20050611

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the focus is on John Prine's album The Missing Years.

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside20050813

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Kate Bush's album The Kick Inside.

Kirsty Maccoll - Electric Landlady20050514

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Kirsty MacColl's Electric Landlady.

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road20050219

Tips for a record collection, with listeners' suggestions and a spotlight on Lucinda Williams' album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.

Malcolm Mclaren - Duck Rock20050205

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Tonight, Malcolm McLaren's album 'Duck Rock'.

New Order - Power, Corruption And Lies.20060325

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the New Order album Power, Corruption and Lies.

Oasis - (what's The Story) Morning Glory20051001

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the Oasis album (What's the Story) Morning Glory.

Paul And Linda Mccartney - Ram20060114

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Ram by Paul and Linda McCartney.

Pink Floyd - The Wall20050212

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Tonight, Pink Floyd's The Wall.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here20050917

Stuart Maconie celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here.

Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback20050423

Stuart Maconie has tips for a record collection, with listeners' suggestions and a spotlight on Prefab Sprout's album Jordan: The Comeback.

Prince - Around The World In A Day.20040821

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is Prince's Around the World in a Day.

Pulp - Different Class20051029

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. He celebrates the tenth anniversary of Pulp's Britpop classic Different Class.

Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed20051022

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the Rolling Stones album Let It Bleed.

Rufus Wainwright - Want One20050416

Tips for a record collection, with listeners suggestions and a spotlight on Rufus Wainwright's album, Want One.

Saint Dominic's Preview20050507

Stuart Maconie with suggestions for the perfect record collection.

Stuart spotlights Van Morrison's album, Saint Dominic's Preview.

Stuart Maconie with suggestions for the perfect record collection. Stuart spotlights Van Morrison's album, Saint Dominic's Preview.

Sandy Denny - Sandy20050402

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Sandy Denny's album Sandy.

Suede20060107

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on the album Suede.

Talking Heads - 7720060225

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the Talking Heads album Talking Heads: 77.

Talking Heads - Fear Of Music20050409

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the Talking Heads album Fear of Music.

The B-52s20041009

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week's featured album is the eponymously titled The B-52s.

The Harder They Come20051119

Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the soundtrack to the film The Harder They Come.

The Indigo Girls - The Indigo Girls20050924

Stuart Maconie gives tips for a record collection with listeners' suggestions and puts the eponymous album by the Indigo Girls under the spotlight.

The Kinks - Something Else20050604

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Something Else by the Kinks.

The Mamas And Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears20050312

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado: the Mamas and Papas album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.

The Specials20050430

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

This week, the spotlight is on the album The Specials.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on the album The Specials.

The Wall20050122

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado.

Tonight, Pink Floyd's The Wall is in the spotlight.

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. Tonight, Pink Floyd's The Wall is in the spotlight.

The Who - Sell Out20050820

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on The Who Sell Out.

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones20040925
Viva Hate20040724

This week Stuart's featured album is Morrissey's Viva Hate, plus other classic long players with something in common, new CD re-issues and listeners choices of neglected masterpieces.

White Stripes - Elephant20050723

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, the spotlight is on Elephant by the White Stripes.

Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger20050319

Series in which Stuart Maconie suggests albums that should be in the collection of every popular music aficionado. This week, Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger.