Top fifty albums of 2017

2017 is (almost) over, and so it’s time for my Album of the Year list. Usually limited to ten records, this time around I...

Album of the month – December 2017

It’s arbitrary cut-off time. Who in their right mind releases stuff this late in the year anyway? With just one week until Christmas I’m...

Shin Godzilla – UK Blu-ray release

It’s a good time to be a Godzilla fan: Criterion Collection releases of most of the Showa-era Godzilla films are likely (link opens in...

Album of the month – November 2017

I’m perhaps a tad light this month on records listened to, but then most of the ones I did have the pleasure to hear...

Album of the month – October 2017

The Breeders are back! They have a new single, Wait In The Car. Setting aside the whole album of the month notion for a...

Album of the month – September 2017

Wow, September was a really good month for music! It’s been a delight to listen to so many good records. Mary Epworth’s Elytral is...

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

I love Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, and although I was pleased with the resolution of A Thief’s End I was a bit despondent at...

Album of the month – August 2017

Two-thirds of the way through 2017 and it’s been really interesting so far. Some exceptional music. A lot of terrible music. Ah, okay, not...

Album of the month – July 2017

There is too much restraint out there. I want a band to go all the way. It’s no good taking the listener to the...

Album of the month – June 2017

If your album has “(Deluxe)” in the title on Spotify, that’s a guarantee of mediocrity. I’m going to give you a listen, but it’s...

Lucky

In late 2004 Rebecca and I moved into a flat in Brighton. First on our “to do” list was to adopt a cat. And...

Album of the month – May 2017

This month’s listening got cut short because I went on holiday, but I still managed to fit a lot in. Most releases, you’ll notice,...