I love Ruth and Martin’s Album Club. Classic albums (and oddities) given a fresh hearing, and Martin’s capsule reviews remain the best in the business. The man knows his stuff – heck, he even found an album I’d never heard’ Ian Rankin
The concept behind Ruth and Martin’s Album Club blog is simple: make people listen to a classic album they’ve never heard and ask them to review it. The Album Club has since featured some remarkable guests, including: Ian Rankin on Madonna’s Madonna. J. K. Rowling on the Violent Femmes’ Violent Femmes. Bonnie Greer on The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Richard Osman on Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure. Ruth and Martin’s Album Club is a compilation of the blog’s greatest hits as well as some new and exclusive material.
Martin Fitzgerald has spent about 38 per cent of his life daydreaming about music whilst trying to hold down a job. Ruth Lockwood is his friend. She loves Bruce Springsteen, has never been in a bad mood in her life, and comes up with great ideas on dog walks. They both currently live in Nottingham.