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Wakin On A Pretty Day

A lovely new song from Kurt Vile, the near-title track from his forthcoming album Waking On A Pretty Daze. The video shows the making of the album cover and is rather lovely too. It is a long song, but it doesn’t outstay its welcome. I could listen to it all day, and pretty much have been.

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 »

The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient album coverAnd now for something free, that is not only legal, but doesn’t involve smashing through a window to get to it. Yep, I’m going to again lean on Soundcloud for some more musical offerings. 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 »

Why aren’t I down with the kids anymore?

cassette tapeOver the past couple of days I’ve discovered the musical wonders of a certain Kurt Vile. If it wasn’t for my rather belated embrace of Spotify, I probably would have never listened to a note of his, convinced that he was a snotty post-modern punk playing pre-war German songs. Which, thinking about it, would probably sound quite good. But, I digress. Once upon a time, I’d have heard him, heard about him, and formed a fully-fledged opinion on his oeuvre. What went wrong? Why aren’t I down with the kids anymore? Read the rest of this entry »