This week: Because this is the world we’ve created for ourselves, Chris and Graham each present their top ten albums of the year. Continue reading
This week: the official launch of Neil Young’s long-mooted Pono has us talking over the ways in which we listen to music, classic album of the month is Soul Jazz’s essential compilation The World of Arthur Russell, we touch on new records by Mo Kolours, Moodymann, Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains, Cloud Nothings and The War on Drugs and Chris reports back on the experience of seeing Justin Timberlake perform live from hundreds of feet away whilst sitting by yourself. Continue reading
You might not know it to look at/listen to what little coverage I’ve given music this year (out of what little coverage I’ve given anything, honestly), but I heard 78 albums, mixtapes and EPs released in 2012. That’s excluding reissues, of which you can add at least another ten to that number (seriously, everyone go get the four Archers of Loaf albums). Excepting those only available digitally (like the second Death Grips record of the year – y’know, the cock one), I bought or was gifted all but one on vinyl or CD (the Stanley Odd album, if you’re wondering, which arrived out of the blue from a PR). By and large, I’m happy to have spent that much. It’s been a good year. And I like buying music with my own money, because it means I don’t feel beholden to anyone for a decent review if it’s pish. Continue reading
This week: Guess who’s back? Back again? If you guessed ‘a ten years out of date reference to Eminem’, you’d be right, but also missing the point, because the podcast’s back after a two month hiatus. No guests, so hear Chris ramble for most of an hour about Bruce Springsteen, Blu-Ray and some of the film and music highlights from the start of 2012.
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