Desert Island Discs Archive

15 Feb 2020

Desert Island Discs: Rio, Duran Duran

Duran Duran was born during the last gasps of punk rock, when people got tired of listening to mostly bad music and jumping around with safety pins in their ears and shirts. It certainly owed a debt
25 Mar 2015

Desert Island Discs: Disintegration, the Cure

If you’re ever deserted on an island, with little hope of rescue, you’d want albums that would keep your spirits high and help you hope for the future. So I have to admit that Disintegration would make
30 Nov 2014

Desert Island Discs: Green, R.E.M.

Beginning to end, R.E.M.’s Green is arguably the band’s most accessible album.  That’s probably why it’s my favorite. It was their debut with mega-record label Warner Brothers after being with indie label I.R.S. for years, and it