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

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

06: It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop

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This week: Ross Watson, host of Source Tags and Mixtapes and writer for The Skinny, comes in to talk about his show, music journalism, and the state of hip hop in 2011; and Chris argues that Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is the cinematic equivalent of The Beach Boys’ SMiLE.