Tag Archives: Essential Listening

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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Essential Listening: Frank Ocean – Blond (2016)

In the excellent documentary 30th Century Man, Brian Eno, clearly hamming it up a touch for the cameras, mused, with pious exasperation, that pop music’s proclivity for ingenuity had stagnated. What he was implying was more forgiving; bands often aspire … Continue reading

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