It’s weird. I’m at a bit of a loss about what to say about David Bowie’s death. I’ve never been a “superfan”, but I always had a massive amount of admiration for the man. I guess the best I can do is talk about what he and his art meant to me personally.
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The Good Album of The Year Chvrches – Every Open Eye I cannot overstress how much I love this album. Hell, I even like the tracks where Lauren Mayberry doesn’t sing. It is an extremely catchy album from start to finish. Don’t Call it a Comeback award New Order – Music Complete Dogged by rumours […]
The good, the bad, the ugly, and the slightly irrelevant. The Good: Best Album I Released All Year Null Device – Aphelion Finally deciding to play to our native strengths – soulful synthpop with lots of strings – it’s probably the best thing we’ve done, ever. I say that every time we release an […]
The annual, absurdly specific, woefully incomplete wrapup to music this year. The Good Believe the Hype Award: CHVRCHES – The Bones Of What You Believe It’s insanely catchy, it’s well-written, well-programmed, well-mixed, and Lauren Mayberry’s voice is a perfect balance of soulful and twee for the music. One of my favorite albums of the […]
It’s no secret that I’m a longtime depeche Mode fan. I’ve seen them in concert many times, I went to the midnight release parties, I’ve fronted depeche mode cover bands, I’ve designed dM-inspired fonts. I’ve pretty much stuck with them through thick and thin for, well, all of of my adult life, and a good […]
The other day my iPod shuffled up “Enjoy The Silence” and I thought to myself, “you know, I haven’t really sat down and listened to Violator in its entirety in years.” I thought it might be an interesting experiment – since I loved the album when it came out, but that was 20 years ago […]
Every year I try to throw together a mix CD for friends. I ran out of time this year and wasn’t able to burn the dozens I usually do. Then I thought “wait a minute, this year I actually have storage and bandwidth to burn.” And since I’ve always made A Thing about the band […]