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Best Gigs of 2019

1. Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Hyde Park, London     2. Lee Fields and the Expressions, Fiddler’s, Aug 14th 3. Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Idles – Downs Festival, Bristol   4. Hailu Mergia, Colston...

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Best Albums of 2019

Another fantastic year for music, here’s my rundown of the best 30 albums of 2019. 2019 Albums of the Year   1. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains Purple Mountains by Purple Mountains 2. Deerhunter – Why...

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Frog – Count Bateman review

When I was growing up, radios were everywhere. The air I breathed as a child was muggy with the tinny pop hits of the eighties, the staticky singalongs of the seventies, and the saccharine psychedelia of the sixties. You walked...

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Brutalism and Music

Deerhunter released their latest album on a limited edition ‘Brutalist Grey’ vinyl.   Skepta rapped his way through the Barbican Estate in his video for Shutdown.   Damien Jurado featured an abstracted brutalist...

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Albums of the Year 2018

1. Damien Jurado – The Horizon Laughed 2. Eric Chenaux – Slowly Paradise 3. R.Seiliog – Megadose 4. The Golden Dregs – Lafayette 5.  Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters   6. Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit...

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Best Gigs of 2017

2017 was a great live music year for me. There was a healthy dose of nostalgia – I got to see Radiohead for the first time, experience the Flaming Lips at their euphoric best, and dance very hard indeed to the Avalanches...

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Best Gigs 2016

1. Stevie Wonder Hyde Park, London 10th July 2. Billy Cobham Trio with Donald Harrison and Ron Carter Blue Note, NYC 28th April 3. The Comet is Coming Old Malthouse, Bristol 14th October   4. Ian William Craig Cafe Kino 10th...

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