Posts Tagged God is an Astronaut

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 Spotify Playlist – Space, Not so Silent Running

Time for a new Spotify playlist and today’s theme is “Space” decided by the Brakes track coming up on shuffle this morning. So here are an hour or so’s worth of space themed/inspired tracks, from the space rock of Hawkwind and Monster Magnet to the shoegaze and dreaminess of Slowdive and Eluvium. Ladies and Gentlemen […]

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Random Pleasures No. 8

As the snow falls outside, inside it’s time for another playlist of the first ten tracks spat out by my iTunes Shuffle! Click on the widget or go here to listen to the playlist. IPTOS Random Pleasures No.8 Cloudcast by I Pref…, posted with vodpod Tracklisting; 1. The Twilight Sad – Modern Romance (from the mini […]

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Random Pleasures No. 1

A friend’s Facebook status about listing the first ten tracks that emerge from your iPod’s shuffle gave me an idea for a series of posts. I’m quite a fan of putting my iTunes on shuffle, setting it to crossfade the tracks and having a ready made mix of nearly 20,000 tracks playing through my hi-fi […]

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30 Days of Music: Day 11 – A Song From Your Favourite Band

As a consumer of a wide variety of music styles and genres, the concept of a “favourite band”, like the concept of favourite song or album, can seem a bit irrelevant and hard to answer, but unlike the previous two, for this category I already had a band in mind when I first saw the […]

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Post-Rock or “What, there’s no singing?”*

*overheard as Russian Circles came on stage when supporting Tool in 2007 The other day I was sat in a black mood rueing my careless slip on the ice the night before which had left me with a swollen and aching wrist meaning that I could not now get to Manchester to see Godspeed You! […]

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The Mostly Armless Top 50 Albums of 2010 Part Two (30 – 11)

30. LaFaro – LaFaro I saw these guys supporting And So I Watch You From Afar at Fibbers in York earlier in the year and they really tore the place up! Hailing from Belfast, they have similarities to The Jesus Lizard with their chugging riffs and mangled vocals. On the track “The Ballad of Burnt […]

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