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Albums of 2011

These are my 12 favourite albums released since January. Click a row for details. Worthy of an honourable mention are the four releases which – despite their absence – were among my 12 most listened this year. They were the … Continue reading

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Albums of 2011: Bill Callahan, Björk, Battles, James Blake

overview | one | two | three | longlist Bill Callahan – Apocalypse My album of the year, Callahan’s latest is insular and intimate but of universal import, addressing themes of patriotism, of things ending and being renewed. Apocalypse is … Continue reading

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The Playlist: Best of 2011

I’ve finally started writing up the Albums of 2011 list, which should be online soon. In the meantime, here’s a playlist of some of the year’s best album tracks. Listen on Spotify Daedelus ft. Inara George – ‘Penny Loafers’ / … Continue reading

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Battles – Trinity Centre, Bristol – 28 June 2011

Written for 247 Magazine. When Tyondai Braxton quit the band last year, Battles lost their most inventive composer, not to mention the alien vocalist of cult hit single ‘Atlas’. A combination of those vocals and the reputation of his solo … Continue reading

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The Playlist, pt. 1

Listen on: Spotify / we7* 1. Race Horses – ‘Disco Pig’ Race Horses are the finest purveyors of inventive pop music to come out of Wales since Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (whose Euros Childs produced their debut album). Trumpet fanfares, a … Continue reading

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