Category Archives: Essential Listening

Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2021

Amidst the threat of yet another lockdown, cancelled Christmas parties, the prospect of me spending my first Christmas ever alone and potentially no football on Boxing Day (which is a defacto referendum on whether greed for the few is more … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2020

Are we all still alive after Christmas with your family? Is your family? Not dismembered among a morass of Turkey bones? I’ve had a stressful Christmas, which I won’t get into, suffice to say Christmas was cancelled and I’ve barely … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Various Bandcamp Stuff

As with Discogs and Boomkat, Bandcamp looms as a potential worm hole for aficionados. Now, if you know what you’re after, you can escape quickly, and financially intact, but if you’re browsing you can easily get sucked in. Not that … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: The Best Albums Of 2019

Gotta be honest, I lacked motivation for writing this column. Normally it’s the piece I look forward to writing the most. Doing an annual music round-up is the only blogging tradition I’ve developed since I started five years ago. There … Continue reading

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Essential Listening: Blowing Up The Workshop 90 by X-Altera & 95 by Death Is Not The End

In recent times the prospect of listening to a multi-hour mix has held little appeal. I mean, what if I like it? And it requires multiple listens to parse it’s elements satisfactorily. While that makes mixes similar to albums, how … Continue reading

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