39: Illmatic for the People


This week: our first run of music episodes in the new shorter format concludes with talk of live shows taken in over the summer – including Prince, Neutral Milk Hotel and Aidan Moffat – and an outpouring of love for this month’s classic album, Nas’ superlative Illmatic. Continue reading

23: Mogwai Very Much the Bob Marley of Scotland


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This week: In the absence of any one big record that seems interesting enough to review, Chris and Graham take advantage of the summer lull to ramble through a selection of the tunes they break out at the first hint of sunshine and try to get to the heart of what makes a summer jam. Continue reading

08: James Franco’s Hilarious Accent


This week: Chris flies solo in anticipation of the forthcoming year-end best-ofs, ruminating on how best to enjoy films that are just OK and wondering why Tyler, The Creator got so much stick for foregrounding prejudices that have long existed in hip-hop.