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2013: Top ten albums

2013: Top ten albums

In any other year, the 2013 releases from Laura Mvula, Disclosure or Unknown Mortal Orchestra may have made the cut for the ‘best ten’. But, 2013 was about as solid a year for music as you can hope for. Even a rejuvenated and frankly otherworldly David Bowie didn’t make the list this year. And, I […]

2010: Top Ten Albums

2010: Top Ten Albums

So that’s 2010, then. A year of staggering comebacks, of fine funk, and of exciting new music. Sitting here on a flight back to NYC after a Christmas break in the UK, it’s probably as good a time as any to fully reflect on the year, and to take the time to acknowledge the albums […]

The other Canadian band

The other Canadian band

Name a Canadian band. Go on, name one. Chances are, that in the majority of cases, the first band to come to mind is Arcade Fire. In fairness, off the back of a run of outstanding albums, jaw-dropping live shows, and that HTML5 interactive video, Arcade Fire are an example of that rarest of phenomena: […]