The Countdown

The Radio Caroline Countdown of Album Sounds

Saturday 12pm ~ 3pm with Ray Copeland

Produced by Graham Coull

Countdown 25th October

On our first new Countdown with Ray Copeland in charge as Presenter, we have 22 Climbers, 12 fallers, 1 non-mover & 5 new entries. Dropping out to make way for those are Lake St Dive, Coldplay, Biffy Clyro, Interpol & Mr Big.

We have new entries this time from a couple of veterans in Leonard Cohen & Jackson Browne. By contrast, The Willows are a Folk-Rock band from Cambridge who burst to prominence with an excellent debut album last year, gaining rave reviews from good judges such as Bob Harris. ‘Amidst Fiery Skies’ is their follow-up. Birmingham Blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor favours the Hendrix style of playing and follows up her Live album from last year with a new Studio album ‘The Dirty Truth’.

Here’s the Countdown as presented by Ray on Saturday 25th October.

40. (-)   Jackson Browne             – <Standing In the Breach>
39. (-)   Joanne Shaw Taylor       – <The Dirty Truth >
38. (40) The Script                      – <No Sound Without Silence>
37. (39) Pineapple Thief              - <Magnolia>
36. (-)   Lucinda Williams            – <Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone>
35. (-)   Leonard Cohen              - <Popular Problems>
34. (36) Flying Colors                 – <Second Nature>
33. (37) Skerryvore                     – <Chasing The Sun>
32. (15) Chrissie Hynde              - <Stockholm>
31. (38) Johnny Marr                  – <Playland>
30. (-)   The Willows                    – <Amidst Fiery Skies>
29. (13) Smoke Fairies               – <Smoke Fairies>
28. (26) The Gaslight Anthem      - <Get Hurt>
27. (35) Deacon Blue                 – <A New House>
26. (27) Elvin Bishop                  - <Can’t Even Do Wrong Right>
25. (9)  Ed Sheeran                    – <X>
24. (32) Counting Crows            – <Somewhere Under Wonderland>
23. (33) Train                              – <Bulletproof Picasso >
22. (14) Courteeners                  - <Concrete Love>
21. (25) Lenny Kravitz                - <Strut>
20. (28) Joe Bonamassa          – <Different Shades Of Blue>
19. (18) Roy Mette Band           – <Vibralism>
18. ( 8)  James                           – <La Petite Mort>
17. (24) Stiff Little Fingers        – <No Going Back>
16. (22) Blacktop Deluxe          – <Turn Up, Be Nice, Play Hard>
15. (19) Lee Fields                     – <Emma Jean>
14. (17) The Springtime Anchorage – <Labour Of Patience>
13. (23) Maroon 5                        – <V>
12. (21) The Pierces                   – <Creation>
11. (16) The Kooks                      – <Listen>
10. (10) Sinead O’Connor           – <I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss>
9.   (7)  Richard Thompson          - <Acoustic Classics>
8.   (2)  Eric Clapton & Friends   – <The Breeze (an Appreciation of JJ Cale)>
7.   (12) Robert Plant                   – <Lullaby… and the Ceaseless Roar>
6.   (5)  First Aid Kit                     – <Stay Gold>
5.   (4)  Manic Street Preachers  - <Futurology>
4.   (6)  Gary Edward Jones        - <The Cabinet Maker>
3.   (1) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers  - <Hypnotic Eye>
2.   (11) U2                                    – <Songs Of Innocence>
1.   (3)  Ryan Adams                   – <Ryan Adams>