What I listened to in 2007

I am a bit late with my ranking of albums of 2007. I know it’s the new year and it’s not very fashionable to be looking back once the new year has begun. But unlike some people — who publish their lists in early December or sometimes even mid-November — I like to wait until […]

Blur reunion on the cards!

It doesn’t feel like they’ve been away for long enough for a proper reunion. But when you think about it, the last album Blur recorded with Graham Coxon was released almost nine years ago! This should make every Britpop fan feel really, really old. The rumours have been going for a while. Just last year […]

Battles — Mirrored

I don’t usually listen to leaks. I’m old fashioned that way. I prefer to wait until I have the physical object in my hand before listening. As Armando Iannucci said, “there are only two things in the world that give us absolute happiness: one is unwrapping a newly bought CD.” But for the first time […]

Great number 1 albums

The official UK album chart is currently celebrating its 50th birthday. Politicians have already chosen their favourite albums to have reached number 1. Now the public are being given their chance to vote (via Currybet). The fact that you have to choose albums that have reached number 1 is surprisingly restrictive. For instance, you won’t […]

Britpop night on BBC Four

I was browing the rather excellent Radio Times website when I saw that BBC Four appear to be having a Britpop night on Tuesday the 16th of August. One of the programmes in the schedule is a repeat of a one-off 1995 compilation programme, Britpop Now. I remember it very well. We were on holiday, […]

New Radiohead news!

Ooh exciting — Radiohead are recording and an album should be ready for release early next year! Sounds like those zany men are experimenting again. I wasn’t 100% sure that Radiohead would have a new album out. After the release of Hail to the Thief there was a suggestion that they would only release EPs […]