Tag Archives: Björk

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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Pitchfork People’s List

I know, I know. My contribution into the “readers’ favourite albums of the P4k age” poll isn’t worthy of its own blog entry. But something had to break the 3 1/2 month writing silence. I used to like making these … Continue reading

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tUnE-yArDs – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – 15 February 2012

I’ve been an appalling blogger, which is to say that I haven’t updated in a couple of months. Here’s the first of a few recent review articles. Like most [EDIT: all] of them, it was written for The Music Fix. … Continue reading

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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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Ólöf Arnalds – St Pancras Old Church, London – 25 November 2011

Written for The Music Fix. There’s a tendency to assume that Icelandic musicians are something of an oddity, best dealt with separately from those born in the traditional homes of Western pop. Ólöf Arnalds might be a relatively recent addition … Continue reading

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