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

Science Fiction Freak

You navigate the streets with all the unconcern that familiarity musters. Here you are, walking past the burnished railings of the cemetery, absently brushing against the small groups of whoevers that congregate at the street corners – Morlocks from an H.G. Wells novel, maybe, or the rump of a heavily-routed army. Severed strings of discoloured … Continue reading Science Fiction Freak