Added on January 9, 2014
Arcade Fire , Austra , best of 2013 , Beyonce , Daft Punk , David Bowie , Disclosure , Footwork , haim , Jaco Pastorius , james blake , Janelle Monae , John Grant , Jon Hopkins , Julia Holter , Justin Timberlake , Kanye West , King Krule , Laurel Halo , M.I.A. , Miley Cyrus , Mount Kimbie , Simon Reynolds , The Dukes Of Stratosphear , The Weeknd , Thundercat , Vampire Weekend , Wallace Wylie
The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in early December, which is hilarious because that means nobody got to talk about one of the best albums of the year. The Beyoncé album, called Beyoncé, was released with no fanfare, no reviews, and no warning. It then became one […]
Added on January 3, 2014
2013 , best of 2013 , Brigette Adair Herron , Carmen Juarez , Chastity Belt , David Bowie , Erika Meyer , Everett True , haim , Hot Fruit , Iceage , Katy Perry , Lana Del Ray , Louis Pattison , Margaret Thatcher , Mof Gimmers , Most Read , My Bloody Valentine , Nirvana , Robin Thicke , Savages , Scott Creney , Stephanie Phillips , Wallace Wylie , Weezer
Time for one final list from 2013 (barring any straggling best-of lists), the all-important most read articles of the year. 1. Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the […]
Added on October 22, 2013
Bob Dylan , Brian Wilson , Elliott Smith , Heatmiser , John Darnielle , Nelson Algren , Paul McCartney , Samuel Beckett , Wallace Wylie
Smith’s songs were populated by back alley losers, moving in a moonlit world of cashed checks, track marks, and bad luck.
Added on October 15, 2013
David Cameron , haim , Oasis , pop music , Realpop , The Guardian , Tony Blair , Wallace Wylie
Once the corporate reality of Realpop is internalised, then any criticism of pop which includes a critique of the corporate nature of pop music can be dismissed as an asinine act of naivety and obviousness.
Added on October 5, 2013
Arctic Monkeys , Bob Dylan , haim , Jake Bugg , Jeff Pollack , Maroon 5 , Mojo , Mumford & Sons , Northern Uproar , Oasis , Phantom Planet , Primal Scream , Rolling Stone , Tame Impala , Wallace Wylie
Critics have been falling over themselves to praise their special brand of retro R&B mixed with retro MOR and it will surely only be a matter of time before teenagers find out about them too.
Added on September 11, 2013
2012 , Aerosmith , Aretha Franklin , Austra , Bad Brains , Billy Joel , Boards of Canada , Bob Seger , Burial , Celine Dion , Chromatics , Destroyer , Dire Straits , Dirty Projectors , disco , Elliott Smith , Eric Clapton , Feature , Flying Lotus , Foreigner , Frank Ocean , Funkadelic , Garth Brooks , james blake , John Grant , Jon Hopkins , Journey , Julia Holter , Justin Timberlake , Kanye West , King Krule , KISS , Kraftwerk , Laurel Halo , Madonna , Matthew Dear , Metallica , Michael Jackson , Motley Crue , Mount Kimbie , Nico , Nirvana , Prince , Public Enemy , Richard Youngs , Sonic Youth , The Beatles , the eagles , The Raincoats , The Scorpions , The Slits , The Small Faces , The Velvet Underground , The Weeknd , THEESatisfaction , Throwing Muses , Thundercat , Twin Shadow , Van Halen , Wallace Wylie , X-Ray Spex
The real problem that the industry is dealing with these days is the lack of cultural importance given to popular music and the fact that popular music no longer has the same unifying power as it used to.
Added on September 10, 2013
2013 , Album Reviews , Another Self Portrait , Bob Dylan , Donovan , Elton John , George Harrison , Joe Cocker , The Beatles , Tom Paxton , Wallace Wylie
There are no simple truths here. There is just a millionaire recording artist with time on his hands, recording songs that he enjoys singing.
Added on May 21, 2013
2013 , Jim Morrison , John Densmore , music blogs , Ray Manzarek , RIP Ray Manzarek , Robby Krieger , The Doors , Wallace Wylie
Some bands from my youth have fallen by the wayside, but not The Doors. I always return to them and each return pays back my youthful devotion. RIP Ray Manzarek.
Added on May 20, 2013
2013 , album review , Bill Haley and the Comets , Deep Purple , Kula Shaker , NME , Noel Gallagher , Oasis , Pink Floyd , Red Hot Chili Peppers , The Charlatans , The Monkees , Wallace Wylie
The London dreamers have borrowed their favourite parts from music’s past to create a headrush of love and mysticism