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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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