Albums of the year 2016

As always, I’ve listened to a lot of new music this year. It’s been my second year of collecting vinyl, and my second (and last) year of blogging about my monthly discoveries (2017 is likely to be a little too busy to commit to that for another year). This year I’ve split my choices into […]

New Music – November 2016

I have discovered lots of interesting music in November, including the long lost Sea Nymphs album that was recorded in 1991 but only released this year (and which can be bought from the Cardiacs store). There was also a surprising electronic Lambchop record and an equally surprisingly angry Moby record. The Sea Nymphs – On […]

Back to the 80s

Yesterday appeared to be 1980s day. I created a playlist the day before called rediscoveries and listened to it for most of the day (with a brief break to listen to Hope Sandoval’s new record on vinyl). I can’t remember the last time I listened to Tears for Fears, OMD, Ultravox, Japan, Simple Minds, Furniture […]

New Music – September 2016

September is always a busy month for me. It’s also a month where a lot of my favourite artists released records. This is just as well as I didn’t really have time to find much else to listen to. Teenage Fanclub – Here Wilco – Schmilco Angel Olsen – My Woman Nick Cave & The […]

New Music – July 2016

There is a lot of music below, and it transpires that some of it was actually released at the end of June, rather than during this month as I originally thought. Oh, and for the jazz haters, there is jazz here (especially towards the end of the list). The full list of music I discovered […]

New Music – June 2016

My listening habits in June have been dominated by two records: Mark Kozelek – Mark Kozelek Sings Favourites Minor Victories – Minor Victories These two records belong together, with the singer from each project guesting on the other. Between them they feature a great many of my favourite musicians, and I didn’t feel I need […]