From The East Neuk With Love… A King Creosote Play-list

Words about music… I was talking to a friend in Mexico City about important records when the subject of King Creosote arose. And because neither the Scottish folk tradition nor any gleeful subversion of those musical conventions are massive in Mexico, at least yet, we discussed suitable points to begin, should familiarising yourself with the … Continue reading From The East Neuk With Love… A King Creosote Play-list

Lit By Neon: The Most Significant Albums Of 1998, Part One

Pre-millennial tension. It’s a phrase that occasionally crops up on these pages. The context strictly musical yet the definition decidedly vague – however well-intentioned the point that’s being conveyed. I mention this because during the research phase of this Significant Albums piece – listening material gleaned exclusively from the year in question; records revisited, reacquainted with, re-evaluated … Continue reading Lit By Neon: The Most Significant Albums Of 1998, Part One

The Ardent Fan-Boy Who Should Know Better: The Most Significant Albums Of 1994

It existed for an all-too-brief period. Candle fire, a flicker in the breeze. And yet for a year or two, Suede were arguably one of the most important acts on the planet. A highly precise strand of magic; the interplay between Brett Anderson’s vocals – sultry, androgynous, bathed in the kitchen-sink dramatics of lip-gloss and … Continue reading The Ardent Fan-Boy Who Should Know Better: The Most Significant Albums Of 1994