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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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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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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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Killing Joke : The Singles Collection 1979 – 2012 Super Deluxe Boxset

I must admit I am a bit of a sucker for limited editions of things, those two words giving a sometimes illusory feeling of exclusivity and rarity value. Except nowadays, where even the most successful of bands sell hundreds maybe thousands instead of hundreds of thousands of albums the super groups of the past could […]

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May Musical Highlights

(A week into June, oops, apologies for the tardiness!) Well it looks like the unseasonal weather has finally relented and let the summer begin, however the flow of new records to listen to does not relent and there are another clutch of good releases I heard and enjoyed over the last month about which I […]

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