Top 10 gigs of 2009

Thursday, 24 December 2009, 11:54 | Category : Lists
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This was a decent year for gigs, which means that I can actually do a top ten gigs this year, without listing almost all the gigs I went to. However, it’s the calm before the storm. The anticipated arrival of Baby Growl No.2 in early February means that the first half of next year will [...]

Albums of the year: top 10

Thursday, 24 December 2009, 1:04 | Category : Lists
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10. M. Ward - Hold Time
The sixth album by Matthew Ward saw him hitting a rich vein of form. It’s slick without being overproduced, familiar without outstaying its welcome. It’s not bright and shiny and it’s definitely not the cool sound of 2009. It’s just Ward knocking out some great rock ‘n’ roll and classic [...]