The Very Definition Of Swoon: The Most Significant Albums Of 1987 – Part Two

It’s impossible to fully quantify why something works to the detriment of something else – and that’s if you’re a protagonist, an intrinsic component in any creative process. From our perspective – that’ll be on the outside gazing in, like Dan Ackroyd’s drunk and destitute Santa staring forlornly into the window of the yuppie restaurant … Continue reading The Very Definition Of Swoon: The Most Significant Albums Of 1987 – Part Two

The False Friendship Of Autumnal Colour: The Most Significant Albums Of 1986

1986. It’s a very different proposition to the sequence of four digits we’re currently lounging under. Different, but also eerily familiar; the films, the books, the breaking news writ large – not to mention the weight of vinyl that occupied the new release racks in your local record store – they pose as cultural mileposts. … Continue reading The False Friendship Of Autumnal Colour: The Most Significant Albums Of 1986

Ultraviolet Evenings, And A Smiths Demo: The Most Significant Albums Of 1985

That promotional copy of your chronological album trawl. The culture-shock of having ’80’s albums genuflect exclusively from the stereo speakers; I once spent something like eight hours straight listening to ‘The Chauffeur’ by Duran Duran on a constant loop, chain-smoking cigarettes whilst the light flickered from blue to green to ultraviolet… but I’m better now. … Continue reading Ultraviolet Evenings, And A Smiths Demo: The Most Significant Albums Of 1985

Live From The Chestnut Tree Café: The Most Significant Albums Of 1984

Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs which were composed entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope. It was one of countless similar songs published for the benefit of the proles by a sub-section of the … Continue reading Live From The Chestnut Tree Café: The Most Significant Albums Of 1984

Myxomatosis

The contours of music geekery. Katharine Viner in The Guardian explains why Meat Is Murder is her favourite album. Drowned in Sound have an article up about the Icelandic music scene, which when dissected in the LGM hive mind leaves us desperate to hop on the bus to Reykjavik right this fucking minute. And as … Continue reading Myxomatosis