Here’s the second of my recently rediscovered compilation tapes, the rather prosaically named firstname.lastname@example.org which does at least date it to being basically 26 years ago. And there are some suitably breezy summer tunes included from favourites such as Teenage Fanclub, Mercury Rev, Stereolab and the Beach Boys.Continue reading
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My top 10 albums: 2020
As the worst of all years in living memory nears its end – and to prove that I didn’t exclusively listen to older music this year despite my project blogging about my 100 favourite songs – here are my top 10 albums of 2020 and a Spotify playlist with favourite tracks from the records in question, plus a few honourable mentions of LPs that didn’t quite make my list.Continue reading
379 to 50: #21 “Outdoor Miner” by Wire
The melodic post punk charms of “Outdoor Miner” by Wire, originally from 1978’s “Chairs Missing” album, takes us very low into the 20s of my favourite songs list.