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.
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
Yeah I know, I'm five months behind on the travel reports. I'll get back to those shortly. In the meantime, here's something I'm sure you care about just as much - what I've been listening to over the month or so. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool Death Grips - Bottomless Pit John Grant - Pale Green … Continue reading Playlist (Jun 3rd 2016)
Day 12: A Song From a Band You Hate This was an easy choice. Years ago when our tastes briefly aligned in a prog-rock sphere, Murray tried to get me into this exciting band he had discovered. That band was Marillion, and my reaction to them was initially indifference. As I tried harder and hard … Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge, Day 12