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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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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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Albums of 2010: 40-21

40. She & Him – Volume Two M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s second collection of cutesy, retro pop songs. 39. The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night Epic rock composed from tense guitar feedback, thumping drums … Continue reading

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