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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 […]

Badly Drawn Boy [Warning: contains salty language]

Badly Drawn Boy [Warning: contains salty language]

‘It’s my daughters 10th birthday today. She’s the most beautiful person in the world. Are there any daughters in here tonight? Your dad thinks exactly the same about you. Even if you’re minging.’ Once more, Badly Drawn Boy arrives in New York to baffle the audience with Mancunian wit. Last night I caught the second […]

Looks like a bin man, sounds like an angel

Looks like a bin man, sounds like an angel

Today has been ‘an Elbow day’. A day at home, listening to a Guy Garvey narrated radio documentary about Manchester (more specifically, the influence and importance of rain in Manchester). With genuine feelings of pride and affection for Manchester, there was only one way to follow the programme. No band captures their love for a […]