The Clash The Clash [UK]
Solid album. I probably like it more than John and George do. Mick and Joe had a knack for catchy melodies, they're basically pop songs that are angry, and some of these lyrics are great, especially the political stuff: the line on "Remote Control" that goes "who needs the parliament? sitting making laws all day/they're all fat and old, queuing up for the House of Lords" kills me everytime.
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones EP
It's a shame their rendition of "Money" never made it to a US LP. Would have made December's Children much better. Don't know what the consensus on "You Better Move On" is, but I've always liked it, though my favorite cover might be the Hollies'. The other two are good, not much else to say I didn't write in my review.
Roxy Music Roxy Music
The only Roxy LP I've listened to in full, but I'm quite digging this. Side one is fantastic, especially the US version with "Virginia Plain". Unlike John or George, who said that "If There Is Something" is the standout, I have it tied with the US-only track and "Re-Make/Re-Model". Side two is both too atmospheric and not atmospheric enough. The only tune that I feel the atmosphere works is "Sea Breezes". Like a weaker version of something off of Eno's Before or After Science. And "Bitter's End" is a great closer for me, being so cmpletely out of line with everything.
Cream Fresh Cream
They still haven't gotten the hang of mixing their different favorite styles together, but there are some great songs here. The blues covers like "Spoonful" and "Rollin' and Tumblin" or the fully-fleshed psycho-blues pop like "I Feel Free" and "NSU" are my favorites; the rest of the pop material doesn't feel quite as complete (especially with the way the solos seem sewed in), but "Sweet Wine" sounds like it could have been a hit. "Sleepy Time Time" is cool enough, but it either needed to be much shorter or much longer (like their live performance of it on one of the two Live Cream releases). My version has two bonus tracks, one of them being "Wrapping Paper", and I've always liked this one.
Buddy Holly That'll Be the Day
I can kind of see why this wasn't released until he was already famous, but I don't see why it didn't really sell well until the early '60s, and only in the UK. Most of it sounds like Carl Perkins' imitations, but there's some good material here. This version of the title track is pretty lame, though. Glad he re-recorded it with Brunswick.