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The Best & The Rest Of The Island Years 74-78

Although they've intermittently done brilliant stuff over the years (and continue to do so), the golden era for Sparks was probably the 1974-1978 era when they were signed to Island. This included great albums such as Kimono My House and Propaganda. This collection comprises the 'best' bits and on LP2 you ...view item »


Since adding a portable CD player to my kitchen I've needed some interesting upbeat music to listen to whilst doing the dishes. First on my list was Sparks Propaganda  - an absolutely incredible album which showcases the band at their pomp. Almost as good as Kimono My House I reckon. This catches ...view item »

Kimono My House

Demented electro-pop duo Sparks celebrate 40 years of sharp wit and falsetto crooning. The deluxe reissue of Kimono My House adds new material and essays to the endlessly weird and catchy chamber pop arrangements, strange productions and glamorous theatrics within. What more do you want; there’s a song called "Tha...view item »


Indiscreet was the fifth album by the wonderfully weird duo Sparks. It was originally released in 1975 as the follow-up to Propaganda and produced by none other than Tony Visconti. Whilst it didn’t meet the commercial heights of Propaganda, or Kimono My House, which was arguably their best-known work, it w...view item »

Big Beat

Big Beat was the 6th album by Sparks. It was the follow up to the rather fabulous Indiscreet. Like its predecessor, it failed to reach satisfactory sales figures, but don’t let that put you off, things were different in 1976, this was probably buried under a pile of fresh punk. It led to them appearing, and playing two son...view item »


Everyone loves Sparks don't they? That they haven't done an all the way through brilliant album since 'Indiscreet' (1975) doesn't seem to affect them in any way. They are quirky enough and have enough good songs in their basket to keep ploughing on. They get older (Ron Mael is now an incredible 72) whilst their audience stays the same age. They ...view item »

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks)

This is the best move in music since Chas & Dave bought out Kranky. Sparks, who sound like their name if it was broken, join forces with Franz Ferdinand, who… well, they don’t really sound like anything on this record, but I’m told they’re som...view item »

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