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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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Top albums of 2012: 2

Overview | Part 1 | Part 3 | Mentions | Longlist | Spotify link Deerhoof – Breakup Song Deerhoof albums inhabit a very particular niche – their unpredictable, rhythmic tracks are always sidestepping between musical ideas, sounding more like caricatures of popular songs than songs per se. Their twelfth … Continue reading

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Field Music with Stealing Sheep – KCLSU, London – 24 February 2012

Written for The Music Fix. With reverb guitar and close three-part female vocals, Stealing Sheep’s support slot at King’s College Union neatly evoked the psychedelic age. The most straightforward of their songs, which were often based on simple repeated strings … 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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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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The Playlist: Factory

Listen on: Spotify / we7* Working in a factory (as any philosophy graduate sans vocation is liable to do for a decade or so post graduation), music tends to run through my mind most of the day. These tracks floated … 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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