Despite the general consensus of the “music listening” public, my choice for C is…ta da!!!!
I bought Parachutes and A Rush Of Blood To The Head and really liked them both. The jury’s out on the new one. Lavender Hill (the new single) already sounds familiar. They were meant to be doing “radical” new work with Brian Eno, but I can’t really hear evidence of that from the new single. But that doesn’t mean I’m disappointed. Even if this album is not on par with the others, I still think they deserve my choice for C (and well, unless I went through all the C names I could think of, they are the best I can come up with at the moment).
UPDATED MAY 25th 2008: Also I must give mention to The Carpenters (I know, but Karen’s voice *IS* amazing) and extremely influential Australian group Cold Chisel (despite the potential for Em seeing this and me giving her grounds for divorce).
Here’s a shining bit of Karen for you to enjoy.