January 7, 2016

"Six o'clock I'm goin' down, coffee's hot and the toast is brown/Hey street sweeper, clear my way, Sweethearts' breakfast is the best in town"

It doesn't look very rock'n'roll to start at 5 or 6am b...

December 31, 2015

Checked out the first batch of best albums of the year?

Good. Here's the concluding half, with ten more excellent releases. Buy them all.

Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul

The instrumental...

December 30, 2015

Some of these albums floored me with their perfection (Patty Griffin), stunned me with their power (Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene) or left me babbling at the brilliance (Kamasi Washington), others co...

December 29, 2015

After you’ve seen part 1, part two of the songs which made me happy in 2015 begins with a track that was played endlessly in the last weeks of the year and ends with a track that was released decad...

December 28, 2015

If you were anywhere near me this year you'd have heard these songs coming from my room, car, headphones or - if you were really unlucky - my singing along.

Trends? Patterns? Foibles? Maybe - knock...

November 9, 2015

Sarah Blasko has it figured out. Or has us figured out. Those of us who will hear her fifth album, Eternal Return, and its songs of unabashed declarations of love and happiness and make assumptions...

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