More Broken Records

Saturday, 29 March 2008, 0:12 | Category : Uncategorized
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Just getting one in before the end of the week. I’ve been sick as a dog (just how sick do dogs get anyway?) and haven’t been able to get much up here, but it would be wrong to let the week pass without another Broken Records post. Mind you, the main track I’m posting has [...]

Colin Meloy Sings Live

Tuesday, 25 March 2008, 14:12 | Category : Uncategorized
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A few years ago, Gus Van Sant re-made Psycho exactly, in a frame-by-frame replication of Hitchcock’s original. This meant that the film was both very good and utterly pointless at the same time. I mention this, because for some reason it was the image that sprang to mind when I first listened to the new [...]

Singles Going Steady 20: Catatonia

Monday, 24 March 2008, 23:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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It seems that the nature of Cerys Matthews’ public profile comes in cycles. Bleed, the only Catatonia CD single in my collection, dates from 1996 when the band were very much on the up. This was when Cerys was appearing in photos (like the one on the back of the sleeve) wearing a distinctly unsexy [...]

Destroyer – Trouble in Dreams

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 17:28 | Category : Uncategorized
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I have to admit that before listening to this album, I’d never really heard much of Destroyer. But then again, I’m a busy guy and I don’t even have time to keep up with all the New Pornographers-related projects, far less all the good new stuff knocking about out there. I know that Dan Bejar [...]

New Basia Bulat

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 23:28 | Category : Uncategorized
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This one almost passed me by. Or rather I sort of ignored the Rough Trade email of a few weeks back until today. I’m not sure why I did, because Oh My Darling by Basia Bulat was one of my favourite albums of last year. Now she’s got some new songs out as part of [...]

New Basia Bulat

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 23:28 | Category : Uncategorized
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This one almost passed me by. Or rather I sort of ignored the Rough Trade email of a few weeks back until today. I’m not sure why I did, because Oh My Darling by Basia Bulat was one of my favourite albums of last year. Now she’s got some new songs out as part of [...]

September Gurls

Monday, 17 March 2008, 17:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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Last night whilst doing the washing-up I heard a beautiful song on the radio. Lovely timeless guitar pop, with a soaring melody, it was. It felt like years since I last heard it, yet it was as familiar as an old friend. That’s mainly because I’ve spent a lot of time, years ago, listening to [...]

September Gurls

Monday, 17 March 2008, 17:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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Last night whilst doing the washing-up I heard a beautiful song on the radio. Lovely timeless guitar pop, with a soaring melody, it was. It felt like years since I last heard it, yet it was as familiar as an old friend. That’s mainly because I’ve spent a lot of time, years ago, listening to [...]

Times New Viking

Monday, 17 March 2008, 12:45 | Category : Uncategorized
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In my experience, people are usually either into music or hi-fi, not both. Of course, I’m generalising massively, but I think it’s a fairly accurate generalisation. Those I have known with top of the range equipment often have a relative lack of music to play on their gear, or just have a general lack of [...]

Times New Viking

Monday, 17 March 2008, 12:45 | Category : Uncategorized
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In my experience, people are usually either into music or hi-fi, not both. Of course, I’m generalising massively, but I think it’s a fairly accurate generalisation. Those I have known with top of the range equipment often have a relative lack of music to play on their gear, or just have a general lack of [...]