Another Kick To The Shins – Random Thoughts On Listening To The First Suede LP

If certain albums are akin to welcoming in an old friend, then others represent that awkward stumble across a long-lost lover. These jagged shards of emotional reflex – we buried them beneath the floorboards for a reason. Only, the turntable conspires to stir things up, and all that we’d presumed inert begins to bloom across … Continue reading Another Kick To The Shins – Random Thoughts On Listening To The First Suede LP

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

Snakebite And Black: The Most Significant Albums Of 1993, 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.

By Megaphone and Twisted Opinion (Plus Twee Indie Goodness)

Because yesterday had too many words. Because I’ve a couple of notebooks full of half-completed ramblings that I don’t have any use for, other than cheap fodder for this splurge of hackery. Because thinking up new subjects to write about hurts my head, and quite frankly I’d rather spend the evening communing with this here … Continue reading By Megaphone and Twisted Opinion (Plus Twee Indie Goodness)