Two. Oh. Oh. Seven – and then the subjectivity kicks in. Three albums released in this year. Perhaps a couple more, should you wish to split hairs, but nobody’s going to applaud you for any pedantry. Besides, my recollection is far more tangible than yours. Those LPs you’re going to claim had an ’07 date … Continue reading Wanna Be In My Gang? The Most Significant Albums Of 2007
In the autumn of 2001, occasional Trent Reznor collaborator Chris Vrenna released an album under his Tweaker moniker; an intelligent, restrained slice of melodic, melancholic, and mostly instrumental synth-pop, smuggled out in the dead of night under the name The Attraction To All Things Uncertain. It’s a record I was highly smitten with at the … Continue reading Attracted To Things Uncertain: The Most Significant Albums Of 2001, Part One
1993, and we’re fast approaching the point in the show where the type of music generally written about here – broad canvas alternative, indie disco, guitar-orientated pop; call it what you will – began to infiltrate the mainstream with far greater enthusiasm (especially from a British perspective). And with that infiltration arrived an edge of … Continue reading Snakebite And Black: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, Part One.
Below: Bjork, “Declare Independence”. The quite precise instruction being one of maximum volume when you jab at the play button, and a chin-stroking nod of appreciation when you check the date that this was posted. I am one smart cookie, available for hire. This is music as a brutal, monumental slab of sound, defined by … Continue reading Independence (Bjork; LFO)