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The 2015 Nully Awards

Dec 28, 2015

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 2014 Nully Awards: The Inevitable and Overly-Specific Year-End Wrapup

Dec 18, 2014

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 2013 Nully Awards

Dec 8, 2013

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 […]

4Thoughts on "Delta Machine"

Thoughts on "Delta Machine"

Mar 26, 2013

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 […]


Revisiting the Classics: Violator (1991)

Aug 18, 2011

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 […]


Eric O's absurdly-specific end-of-year music wrapup!

Dec 21, 2005
The Nully Awards Eric O's absurdly-specific end-of-year music wrapup! The Best:Best Album By A Band With Cartoon Mascots:Evil Nine: You Can be Special TooBarely edging out the new Gorillaz album, Evil Nine gives us a debut on Adam Freeland's Marine Parade label that is a surprisingly engaging fusion of nu-skool breaks, hiphop, and even a [...]

So many demos

Sep 3, 2003
At the behest of our fearless label-honcho, we've been assigned to review a few demos she's been sent. There are some damn good ones in there. There are some not so damn good ones in there. At the risk of being impolitic, I have one suggestion for people making new music: please, please stop trying [...]

Philosophical Ramblings on Tour De France 2003

Aug 27, 2003
Kraftwerk has a new album and single out, called "Tour De France Soundtracks" and "Tour De France 2003" respectively. Now, the songs actually called "Tour De France" sound nothing like the 1982 original. The lyrics are differnet, the music is different...and yet three reputable reviews I've read classify the new version as a "remix/remake." Which [...]

Songs from the Null Device Hi-Fi, 8/21

Aug 21, 2003
BT - Emotional Technology Kosheen - remixes from the Catch, Hide U, and Hungry singles Kraftwerk - Tour de France Soundtrtacks Junkie XL - Broadcast from the Computer Hell Cabin Natacha Atlas - Something Dangerous Various - Perfecto Breaks Various/Tiesto - Nyana Tarkan - Dudu Panajbi MC - Beware