Seven Radiohead songs I love

In 2016 I saw the video for Radiohead's "Burn the Witch", and I was suddenly hooked and decided to buy the album (A Moon Shaped Pool) when it came out. Then for whatever reason, I didn't bother to go through their back catalogue until this year, starting with OK Computer, and then jumping around with no real sense of purpose. It turns out to my very great surprise that I've come to realise that Radiohead are probably the greatest British band of the past 30 years.

Best of 2017: Top Six Albums

I managed to not publish anything to this blog in 2017. That's an odd achievement that I'm not proud of. The truth is that within the past 12 months I've written literally thousands upon thousands of words that I didn't publish. There are many reasons, but primarily, I lost faith in the idea that my writing was really reaching out to anyone. Why publish something effectively no-one will read? In today's dissolving world, what use are my words? They're buried in noise, subsumed in an endless sea of arbitrary distractions.

Okay, so that's not really a great way to start of a post about my favourite music from 2017. But a little context goes a long way, and on that front it's worth mentioning that in 2017, podcasts have squeezed music out of my everyday life. And I was catching up on a lot of music from 2016 (ATCQ, RTJ, De La, etc.)

For those reasons, and others, I've opted to keep this list to six albums I enjoyed this year. No rankings - although Oxbow would take the top spot for sure. So join me, won't you?

Sunn O))) Endurance Runn O))): Part 10

It's the final push (not countdown, don't think of that Europe song) men and gentlewomen. Guess what, this took a lot longer than I thought. Not much of an endurance run, with months in between some instalments, but you know how life is: demoralising and boring. No wait, I meant unpredictable. But I guess it's predictably unpredictable, … Continue reading Sunn O))) Endurance Runn O))): Part 10