Notes On ‘Sound Of Silver’ – LGM’s ‘Must-Have’ Album Of 2007

From time to time an album comes along that has the unnerving propensity to blow holes in things. There you are, at the counter in the record store dressed in all your finery, only instead of the standard cash for vinyl exchange (or one of those new-fangled compact disc things if you’re being all ultra-modern), … Continue reading Notes On ‘Sound Of Silver’ – LGM’s ‘Must-Have’ Album Of 2007

Yes! We Have Sound: The Most Significant Albums Of 2005

I often find writing about music to be a strange and fussy preoccupation. The swash of subjectivity, refracted through blasé attempts to underline the mechanics of attraction. And should you subscribe to any notion that the records we listen to help to define us as people, disentangling the particulars of sound from this listener-gripped detail … Continue reading Yes! We Have Sound: The Most Significant Albums Of 2005

Sassy Inversions: The Effortlessly Hip Take on Harry Nilsson

This is Harry Nilsson. Singer, songwriter, exponent of the type of career trajectory we’ve almost grown accustomed to be expecting from rock stars (that’s ‘rock star’ as in relaxed definition, naturally – Nilsson’s MOR sentimentality doesn’t rank too highly on the GG Allin scale of musical abrasiveness, even if his behaviour very occasionally might have). … Continue reading Sassy Inversions: The Effortlessly Hip Take on Harry Nilsson