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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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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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35 Years in 426 Minutes* – Killing Joke: The Singles Collection

*Refers to the Super Deluxe Box Set The first time I was made aware of Killing Joke would have been around 1979, the year they released their first album. It was the summer holidays and the family were on holiday down in Cornwall as was the pattern of all summer holidays of my youth. There […]

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“It was the day my Grandmother exploded” – A Few Words About Iain Banks

The Wasp Factory, Espedair Street, Complicity, Use Of Weapons, The Player Of Games, Walking On Glass, The Bridge, Feersum Endjinn, Excession, Consider Phlebas… If any of these titles means more to you than just writing down the spine of a book then, like me, you were no doubt hugely saddened to hear that author Iain […]

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The Advent Calendar of Tunes – Door No. 24

Final door on the Advent Calendar of Tunes, I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices. The final tune is The Wedding Present with their version of “Step Into Christmas”. Have a Merry Christmas folks! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN6wXF5cN44]

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