31st December, 2019 / music
How to summarise 2019? So. Much. Good. Music. I’ve struggled to properly evaluate an overwhelming stream of releases, and my charts are still in flux. But, the year-end is nigh, so I must commit.
10th December, 2019 / music
The one where they played near our house and Matt borrowed Geri’s phone! Plus, support from Jenny Lewis and some huge balloons.
27th November, 2019 / technology
If you insist your music arrive only as rented data packets, and consider physical formats an anachronism, then I guess you’re too cool to spool. Me? I’m breaking out the tapes.
10th July, 2019 / music
Setlist and photos from tonight’s incredible show at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester.
18th April, 2019 / music
An intimate, triumphant show from a band rethinking its process and reimagining its voice. New ground is easier to find when you loosen up and let others in.
2nd June, 2018 / music
Plus Broken Social Scene, Warpaint, Future Islands, Cat Power and others. All Points East, Victoria Park, London
31st December, 2017 / music
A fantastic year for music: many of my favourites returned with new albums and heaps of exceptional new artists appeared. We also made it to lots of shows.
12th August, 2017 / music
The National, Bon Iver, Beach House, Feist, Iggy Pop, Band of Horses and many more. Refshaleøens, Copenhagen
31st December, 2013 / music
Personally, I considered 2013 to be an incredible year for good music. I was at times overwhelmed and consumed exactly eighteen tonnes of new sounds and bought too much vinyl probably.
31st December, 2010 / music
I used to write frequently about music. Those days of turning sounds into words have slipped by, but I still consume new music as eagerly as ever. Here, for your pleasure, are my top albums, songs, and performances of 2010.
30th June, 2010 / music
I’m back from my fourth trip to Glastonbury Festival, where I celebrated its 40th anniversary in sweltering heat with 180,000 other lunatics.
31st December, 2007 / music
Simple lists of my top albums and top tracks from an incredible year for music.
5th May, 2007 / music
It’s a bumper Spring issue! Yes, everyone’s least favourite irregular regular column is back, by popular demand (well, several emails and a few CDs through the post).