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Top albums of 2013: 3

Overview | Part 1 | Part 2 | Mentions | Longlist Buke & Gase – General Dome My favourite part of the latest Buke and Gase album (the buke is Arone Dyer’s modified baritone ukulele and the gase is Aron Sanchez’s guitar-bass hybrid) is called … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2013: 2

Overview | Part 1 | Part 3 | Mentions | Longlist The Knife – Shaking the Habitual In a time when social inequality is widening, it’s depressing that indie music is so lacking in protest. By explicitly challenging the status quo on matters of the … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2013: 1

Overview | Part 2 | Part 3 | Mentions | Longlist Van Dyke Parks – Songs Cycled Prolific composer of Americana and orchestrator Parks (probably best known for his work on the Beach Boys’ Smile and Joanna Newsom’s Ys) turned 70 in January. His … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2013: Honourable mentions

Overview | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Longlist Eels – Wonderful, Glorious Future of the Left – How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident M.I.A. – Matangi Torres – Torres Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum … Continue reading

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Top albums of 2013: Longlist

These are the new albums (and in some cases non-album things) to which I’ve been listening this year. Expect some sort of ‘favourite albums’ post to follow. !!! – THR!!!ER Actress – Silver Cloud Adam Green & Binki Shapiro – … Continue reading

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Stevie Wonder, Weill’s Threepenny Opera and the Proms

It’d be easy to make excuses for not doing much real blogging of late, but I won’t. I haven’t been holding onto the six listens rule quite as much this year and I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time … Continue reading

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The Playlist 27: Some recent listening

This is a playlist from a couple of months ago, reflecting special early year efforts made with Burt Bacharach songs, Nina Simone (and Weill’s Dreigroschenoper), Stevie Wonder and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Listen on Spotify 234. Dionne Warwick – ‘(In the) Land of … Continue reading

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