Tuesday Ten: 075: The Best of 2009 So Far (Albums)

I don’t usually do this, but as I’ve remembered – and there has been a fair amount of stuff to recommend – I’m taking a break from the usual Tuesday Ten subjects to do a rundown of ten albums and ten songs worth hearing from 2009 so far, as we reach the halfway point of the year (already!). They are, it should be added, in no particular order.

Ok, so albums first. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 075: The Best of 2009 So Far (Albums)”

Tuesday Ten: 074: Music, My Dad and Me

It was of course Father’s Day this Sunday just gone, and for this week’s Tuesday Ten I thought it appropriate to use this theme. I think my voracious appetite for music comes from my dad – ever since I can remember there has been a steady flow of “new” music into the house, in a variety of genres. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 074: Music, My Dad and Me”

Tuesday Ten: 073: Crimes

A list that seemed to grow every time I even thought about it, this one – songs about crime. Perhaps I wasn’t specific enough in my initial criteria, but hell, I’ve got so many I’m going to be covering more than ten this week. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 073: Crimes”

Tuesday Ten: 072: Lust

This week was going to be a run-through songs involving one or more of the seven deadly sins, which many of you may remember me asking about a few weeks back. But finding a selection I was happy with has been very hard indeed, so this week I’m concentrating on just one of the sins, and will come back to covering all seven later. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 072: Lust”

Tuesday Ten: 071: Tracks of the Month (May 2009)

Another new month (where is this year going?!?), so time for my usual monthly roundup of ten tracks you should hear. If there are other things I should hear, please tell me… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 071: Tracks of the Month (May 2009)”

But Listen: 082: Alter der Ruine – The Giants From Far Away

As one of a seemingly great number of promising industrial acts from the US, previous releases from this act have been of such high quality, that it was perhaps a little bit of a worry that expectations seemed to be too high for their new album when it hit at the tail-end of 2008. And on first listen, this appeared to be the case. A quick dash through the album on my iPod didn’t really throw up much in the way of interest for me, but after a few more listens the album began to open up – and the realisation hit that they’ve done it again. Read more “But Listen: 082: Alter der Ruine – The Giants From Far Away”