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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 […]

Dark music from Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus

Dark music from Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus

Some songs come from a dark place. Sometimes the true depth and darkness of a song is obscured behind a sheen. ‘Every Breath You Take’? Dark. Any couple sharing a dancefloor to this at a wedding really should reconsider. Everything. Sometimes the meaning is fairly unambiguous. Lyrically and musically, the pain and suffering are apparent. […]