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Top Two Albums of 2011

Man holding record proudly, in record shop.

It’s what you’ve all (not all, maybe some, probably none) been (maybe, maybe not) waiting for! My albums of the year! I would provide a full sentences of convoluted reasoning for coming up with these picks, but I realise that you’ve probably had enough of all that from me for now. So, in short: I liked these albums more than any others released in this calendar year. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Anti-List (Part One)

Postman at ChristmasWhile I really enjoy other people’s end of year lists, I have always been hopeless at putting mine together. I’m not one of those “You can’t rank art!” people, but I am pretty indecisive, and prone to moments of insecurity, where I worry that if I haven’t listened to every single major music release in a year, then how can I be in a position to judge an album of the year? So, these kind of minor histrionics have delayed me posting any sort of Best of 2010 list. Until now that is. You lucky things. Read the rest of this entry »

Nostalgia Rock! (Thoughts on Hypnagogic pop, Ghost Box, Ariel Pink, Arcade Fire)

Polaroid image of a portable radioMusic has always borrowed from the past. ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’ is not just the name of an old English indie band. It is a pretty succinct summation of what popular music was, is and will be. Yet, of late, there have been many interesting developments that go beyond mere pastiche or obvious imitation. Read the rest of this entry »