10 alternative titles for the new Primal Scream album

29/03/2016

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Chaosmosis suggests a little too much spontaneity, a little too much rock’n’roll freedom for the 11th album from what is essentially 2016’s answer to the worldweary nostalgia of The Soup Dragons, without any decent tunes, or beats. Or ideas. Or visuals. Or vocals. Or production.  Read the rest of this entry »


song of the day 6. frazey ford

24/03/2016

frazey ford

That time of night again. Another grey day survived, no judos. Time for one final trawl through the Facebook feed. Read the rest of this entry »


nuw misoc

23/03/2016

one

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I listened to them so you don’t have to – 3. The 1975

15/03/2016

The1975

Shit year for music. Well-named then.  Read the rest of this entry »


I listened to them so you don’t have to – 2. Elbow

14/03/2016

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Seems like enough people reacted to the first entry in this series that I can justify a second entry.  Read the rest of this entry »


I listened to them so you don’t have to – 1. The Doors

13/03/2016

The Doors

Conventional wisdom has it that distance makes the heart grow fonder.  Read the rest of this entry »


An insta-reaction to The New Yorker’s article on the role of the music critic in the age of the ‘insta release’

10/03/2016

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Here is the article.

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the True story behind the recording of the first Creation single

09/03/2016

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Just sent off some thoughts about this to Allan Glen at Record Collector. Thought I’d share them here… Read the rest of this entry »


I admire Wendy James greatly for this…

07/03/2016

Wendy James The Price of the Ticket

Not however for the way she still likes to parade her breasts. (Hey! I have nothing against Wendy James’ breasts. In fact, I think it kinda cool the way she remains unashamed of her sexuality. Carry on this way, she could be the next Dr Who.) Read the rest of this entry »


Kendrick Lamar: New Album First Listen

04/03/2016

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Here is the track-listing. Exciting, huh? Read the rest of this entry »


A rejoinder to Noisey’s entirely pointless ‘is the album review dead’ article

01/03/2016

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Damn it. I’ve given the game away in the heading. Read the rest of this entry »