Jump-Starting Our Serotonin: The Most Significant Albums Of 2003, Part One

In 2003, some people released some records. The reasons for such admittedly unorthodox behaviour remain vague and elusive; perhaps it was ritualistic – an offering to their heathen gods – although I’m rather taken with the theory that it was simply a phase, like that year we all got drunk and fell into the river. … Continue reading Jump-Starting Our Serotonin: The Most Significant Albums Of 2003, Part One

From Sleazy To The Stratosphere: The Most Significant Albums Of 1999

1999. A playlist shaped and sculpted by statements of familiarity. Albums by Arab Strap (Elephant Shoe). By The Auteurs (How I Learned To Love The Bootboys) and Belle And Sebastian (Tigermilk); acts this blog is forever banging on about. In my day job, I’m a spokesperson for The Dawn Of The Replicants Appreciation Society (Wrong … Continue reading From Sleazy To The Stratosphere: The Most Significant Albums Of 1999

The Sound Of Young Scotland: The Most Significant Albums Of 1998, Part Two

Scotland. Funny old place. Rains rather frequently. Stunning topography – all glens and lochs and mountainsides – yet Jesus choose to populate such invigorating scenery with characters Irvine Welsh pulled from early drafts of Trainspotting for being too unrealistic. Silly Jesus. Oh, and they have bands, too. Wet Wet Wet – they were good. The … Continue reading The Sound Of Young Scotland: The Most Significant Albums Of 1998, Part Two