49: Best of 2014 – Music

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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

17: It’s Always Truffle Season When Jay-Z’s Around

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This week: new music co-host Graham Fulton returns from two years in Australia to talk new singles from Daft Punk and Thundercat, Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience and music he discovered on his travels, whilst Chris reviews gigs from The Weeknd, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids and My Bloody Valentine. Continue reading

Tell Them All To Go To Hell: Albums of the Year 2012

 Albums of the Year 2012

 

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