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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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The Advent Calendar of Tunes – Door No. 16

Today’s door contains Grails with the track “Deep Snow”, the final track from last year’s Deep Politics album. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwnklVO26k4]

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World Music? I’ll fetch my Goat.

Goat – World Music (Rocket Recordings) World Music, two words that when together usually have me reaching for the off button, not that I’ve got anything against music from other cultures but ‘world music’ usually indicates something that Andy Kershaw would be frothing over and everyone else thinks is just some bunch of guys rhythmically […]

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The IPTOS 50 Best Albums of 2011 – The Top Ten

Here it is then, the ten best albums I have heard this year. These releases earnt their place by basically being the albums I have kept coming back to, they are the albums that have had me close to approaching awe, or in that place where you just give thanks for a working pair of […]

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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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2011 – Half Time Report

We’re pretty much half way through the year so I thought it would be good to sum up what albums I think have made the grade and will be showing up in the end of year round up. So far 2011 has been rather excellent for new records, although for me there has not, as […]

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March Musical Highlights

Some songs from albums that I’ve got hold of this month that I’ve been enjoying; Vessels – Monoform (from their second album “Helioscope”, reviewed here) [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23533589/01%20Monoform.mp3] Grails – Almost Grew My Hair (from their new album “Deep Politics” reviewed here) Tim Hecker –  Analog Paralysis, 1978 (from the album Ravedeath, 1972 reviewed here) [audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23533589/08%20Analog%20Paralysis%2C%201978.mp3] Obits […]

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