2008 in review: Best gigs

So, for the last part of my run-down of my 2008 musical highlights, here are my top ten gigs of the year. When compiling the list, I realised I haven’t actually been to anywhere near as many gigs as I thought I had been this year. Still, only two (Ladytron and Ministry, since you ask) were actually really poor, so it’s not been a bad year. Read more “2008 in review: Best gigs”

2008 in review: Best Albums

Right, time for week three of my rundown of the best music of 2008. This week it's the best albums of 2008 as I see it. 2008 is the first year in a while where I didn't have a particular album in mind for the top spot for some months before the list – although that isn't to say that there hasn't been a lot of good releases this year. In fact there have been quite a few, and this list was a lot harder to compile than I thought it might be! Obviously, not everyone will agree with my list – feel free to let me know what you think in the comments and indeed what your favourites are in the comments. Read more “2008 in review: Best Albums”

2008 in review: Best Tracks

In these mp3-based times, this isn’t necessarily a collection of singles, more the best individual tracks I’ve heard this year (and were released in the last twelve months since last year’s list). Read more “2008 in review: Best Tracks”

2008 in review: Disappointments

And now, back to 2008. As per last year (and the year before that, etc), it’s time to begin my musical run-down of 2008, and I’m starting with the stuff that has disappointed me. This isn’t just albums this year, it’s a mix of observations on the music scene as I see it. Obviously, as with any list like this, these are my opinions – feel free to disagree where you see fit, and indeed tell me about what you think has let you down this year. Read more “2008 in review: Disappointments”