Fifty Favourite Albums of 2015

Listageddon part II. There now follow my selection of fifty great releases from 2015, covering pretty much all bases from folk, pop and electronica to hip hop, psych and post rock. There is a link to the ubiquitous Spotify playlist at the end (neither No.7 or No.6 are on Spotify so No.6 is a link to […]

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My 20 Favourite Metal Albums of 2015

Once again the site gets resurrected for the annual list season! Below are the metal releases I have heard this year that have had me returning again and again. I have to doff my cap to @meatbrk on twitter without whose tweets and columns on DrownedinSound.com I would not have heard half these albums! 20. […]

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The IPTOS Fifty Favourite Albums of 2014

Exactly one year since I’ve done anything with this blog, incentive etc dried up a bit, but not to worry, we’re back with this year’s list of my favourite albums! Another year almost gone and another hundred or so new albums listened to and, in the main, enjoyed. So let’s get on with it; Update: […]

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The IPTOS Fifty Favourite Albums of 2013

Trimming down the list has been harder than ever this year, which is one reason I did a separate post about my favourite metal releases meaning I can fit more into my regular 50! I am not doing any ranking this year because I honestly can’t put any of these albums slap bang at the […]

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New track from Nils Frahm

Yes, I’m still here! Just popping back to share this new track from Nils Frahm off his upcoming new album “Spaces” which is released on November 18th on Erased Tapes records. I was lucky enough to catch him performing live in Leeds a few months ago and I recollect him playing this and just blowing […]

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DEFCON 5….4….3….2….1

<COMMUNICATION BEGINS> No contact, silence, not even static. The machine had been silent for nearly thirteen standard Earth years. It sat, its apparent antiquity looking out of place amongst the sleek more modern communications equipment that was standard at Outpost 43. Operator 14 had been given a short lecture about the incongruous machine before he […]

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