Tag Archives: These New Puritans

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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Albums of 2010: 10-1

10. Owen Pallett – Heartland By no means the only concept album in the top 10, Pallett’s first release since dropping the Final Fantasy name is a series of monologues by Lewis, an ultra-violent farmer subservient to a creator: Pallett … Continue reading

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The xx – Stylus, Leeds – 8 March 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #3 (based on an article written for The Yorker). “This isn’t the same as the Cockpit.” Oliver Sim’s mid-set declaration elicited enough laughter from the crowd that it would have been easy to ignore its … Continue reading

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