Best of 2016: Albums

Part three of the round-up of 2016 comes to you from the final week of our honeymoon (from the warm sunshine of the Dominican Republic). Sorry, not sorry. Read more “Best of 2016: Albums”

Tuesday Ten: 264: Tracks of the Month (June 2016)

These are turbulent times in the UK at least at the moment – with the prospect of choppy waters elsewhere too in 2016 – and it has rather been sapping my will to write, among other things.
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Into the Pit: 164: Jägermeister Music Tour 2013 – GHOST + Gojira – Live at Brixton – 24-March 2013

We missed the marvellously named Feed The Rhino, but we did get there in time for The Defiled, and I was left a little confused. Their image is straight out of the Kerrang metalcore styling manual, all crazy hair and grubby-looking (but likely relatively expensive) outfits, and their music is admittedly pretty punishing. Ok, so the constant double-kick-drums get really quite tiring after, oh, two songs, but the electronic effects that burble underneath, and frequently turn into phenomenal, sub-bass shocks, make them stand out a bit at least. Saying that, though, their songs were so one-dimensional, at least to my ears.

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Tuesday Ten: 156: Tracks of the Month (May 2012)

Another month – so it’s time for a quick rundown of the ten tracks I think you should all hear. It’s a rather wider range of music than I’ve been posting of late, too, I think. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 156: Tracks of the Month (May 2012)”

Tuesday Ten: 055: Tracks of the Month (October 2008)

It feels like a long time since I last did one of these. This week it is time for my usual monthly rundown of my top ten tracks from the past month or so. I struggled for a list for this month, too. Any suggestions for new music I should be listening to or hunting out, please let me know… Read more “Tuesday Ten: 055: Tracks of the Month (October 2008)”

Tuesday Ten: 001: Tracks of the Month (March 2007)

[Note: This is where my Tuesday Ten series started, almost exactly seven years ago. I’d done the occasional musical round-up prior to this, under the Tuesday Ten name, but this is where is became a regular series, and where the numbering of the posts started, too. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 001: Tracks of the Month (March 2007)”