Category Archives: Essential Listening

Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2018

We survived. Well, most of us. As with my best songs of the year list, this list is restricted to ten and is in alphabetical order. However, the title of this post is somewhat disingenuous as I haven’t restricted this … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Dance Hall Style – Horace Andy (1982)

Spending too much time on Boomkat can become a negative. It engenders the blasé materialism Chairman Mao so loathed in Revisionists. Just look at them new shiny vinyl records, the sharp edges of the sleeves, think of that intoxicating factory … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2017

Gosh, another year gone. Time seems to be speeding up the older I get. It’s not helped by a lack of sleep and living in the age of always being incessantly connected to digital mediums as the main form of … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Sounds of my unsummery summer

Roughly three weeks ago I was sitting in the garden listening to a Russell Brand podcast. His guest was documentary maker Adam Curtis. They were discussing Curtis’ most recent effort, HyperNormalisation. One of its central points – the rise of … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2016

For progressives (a term I loathe personally, as it implies – and it most cases applies – a self-righteous monopoly on the truth) 2016 may well go down as one of the worst in recent memory; Brexit, Trump’s unfathomable election, … Continue reading

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