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The Playlist 26: Best of 2012

A bit belatedly, I added some of my favourite tracks from 2012 to the playlist. Possible top 5: Dirty Projectors, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Frank Ocean, Anna Meredith and Grizzly Bear. Listen on Spotify 201. Sleigh Bells – ‘Comeback Kid’ … Continue reading

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James Blake – James Blake

Early in any given year, some release or other is likely to take on the prematurely awarded and potentially dubious mantle of Zeitgeist Capturing Album of the Year. Fresh from his high placing in the BBC’s annual hype poll, James … Continue reading

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The Playlist: 1991-2011

Listen on: Spotify / we7* It turns out that this January is a busy one in the real world, so I’m on temporary hiatus from blogging.  More to come next month, but, in the meantime, feel free to amuse yourself … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 4

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 19.  Villagers – ‘I Saw the Dead’ Villagers the band is really just one man – Dubliner Conor J. O’Brien – so it’s unsurprising that the material takes on the singular quality of a solo … Continue reading

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Interview: Animal Collective

Longer cut of an interview organised for The Yorker. Conversation took place on Animal Collective’s tour bus outside TJ’s Woodhouse Club in Leeds, 25 March 2009. “I’d say I feel more introverted than before. We certainly protect our private sides … Continue reading

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