I don't always do one of these lists at the end of the year, because I'm old and lazy and I don't think anybody really cares what I think, and all this needless self-deprecation is no-doubt making you sick. The main thing you need to know is that I did one of these this year, and … Continue reading Best of 2016: Top Ten Albums
My review of the new Kayo Dot album, which is weird in all the odd places, and odd in all the weird complacences.
It's mid November (how did that happen?), but as Glasgow residents will know, winter here lasts from October to about March. I like winter - although I prefer it drier than Glasgow's - which has so far plunged the city into a cycle of continuously grey skies, intermittent mild rain, and absurdly violent wind. Thanks to my upcoming … Continue reading Five Songs for Winter
So, it's the end of 2014. Boy, what a nothing year that was for me. Oh well, onward and downward I suppose. It wasn't all bad, there was a ton of cool music to enjoy, so that's something. I took a while working on this list, and there were a couple of late entries. There are a few … Continue reading Best of 2014: Top Ten Albums
Okay, I know it's only mid-October, but it's been a fairly cool year for music thus far, so I'm going to try and get a head start on a top five/ten albums list for the end of the year. I haven't done one in a while, and I really don't buy as much new music as I … Continue reading Album of the Year 2014 Longlist
Hey ladies. And gentlemen too, I guess. So Supersonic Festival 2011 kicks off this evening in the fine post-industrial city of Birmingham. And that's where I am travelling to as I write this, on the 10:00 Virgin Trains service to Birmingham New Street, delayed by about an hour due to vandalism on the line by … Continue reading Supersonic Festival 2011: Day 1 – Part 1 (Some Thoughts on a Train)
So this is it folks, last day. Not a great one to end on, but that's hardly my fault. Day 30 - Your Favourite Song at This Time Last Year Problem with this is twofold. Firstly, my "favourite" song at this time last year might well be the same as my favourite this year. Secondly, … Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge, Day 30
A review of Stained Glass
Tartar Lamb II at last.