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31st December, 2019

2019 in 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.

31st December, 2013

2013 in 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.

19th November, 2013

Sigur Rós

Ice Arena, Nottingham

25th March, 2013

Sigur Rós

Madison Square Garden

31st December, 2008

2008 in music

Simple lists of my top albums and top tracks from the last twelve months.

9th January, 2008

Ágætis Byrjun

Eight years ago, I spent the Millennium Eve week in a tiny chocolate-box house by the lake in Reykjavik’s old town. I’d just split from my Icelandic partner of two years, and I was down. Really down.

27th March, 2006

Sigur Rós recycled

I'm knee-deep in a laborious project and Sigur Rós are keeping me sane. Recently I rediscovered a rare album of recycled tracks that offers a very different side to their sound.

31st December, 2005

2005 in music

It’s my fantastic end of year review, the bumper hard-back annual to accompany the regular monthlies that you all pretend to love so much.

1st September, 2005

Music Monthlies: August 2005

Yes, I know it is now September. July’s monthlies were heavy on UK guitar/noise bands, but for August my taste is a little more melancholic.

16th May, 2005

A musical baton

I’ve been passed a musical baton by Richard Rutter. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.

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