The concept of Ruth and Martin’s Album Club is this: each week, a famous guest listens to an iconic album they’ve never heard before, and writes a review of it.
Contributors have included the likes of JK Rowling, Chris Addison, Ian Rankin and Al Murray, listening to legendary albums from Bob Dylan, Madonna or Elvis Presley for the first time.
With contributors like that, the album reviews were already bound to be fascinating and entertaining in themselves, however what really marks the brilliance of RAM Album Club is the introductions written by the host, Martin Fitzgerald. His writing is just so good. He manages to be entertaining, very very funny, whilst also somehow managing to uncover fascinating and unique insights into the albums, the story of the artists, or how the music was made. Try out The Beatles edition for size – see link below – then go from there.
One of my favourite editions – Help! by The Beatles (guest listener Stephen Bush)