My top ten albums of 2009

10. The Fiery Furnaces — I’m Going Away It wouldn’t be an end-of-year music roundup from me without something related to The Fiery Furnaces appearing on the list. And here it is: I’m Going Away. This is probably the lowest they have appeared in my end-of-year list since I discovered them. Not that I’m Going […]

Warp20 (Box Set)

Warp Records celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year with an extravagant box set, Warp20 (Box Set). Measuring in at 10 inches × 10 inches × 3 inches, it truly is a thing of beauty. Packed in there are five CDs and five 10 inch records, full of Warp goodness old and new. It was not […]

20 Warp albums — part 5

This is the final selection of my overview of twenty interesting Warp albums from the record label’s twenty years. To read the other parts of this series, please check the table of contents on the right. Jamie Lidell — Multiply Jamie Lidell is clearly a very talented person. His voice is incredible, but perhaps more […]

20 years of Warp Records

This month the seminal Warp Records label is celebrating its 20th anniversary. There is a heap of festivities planned, and I am expectantly waiting for the very awesome looking Warp20 box set to arrive in the next week or so. They have a lot to celebrate. The label has personified the cutting-edge of electronic music […]

My ten favourite albums of 2006

So here it is at last, my top ten. As always, you’ll have to press play every 30 seconds on the audio clips. 10. Franz Ferdinand — The Fallen / L. Wells Okay, so this isn’t an album, but did you want me to call this post “my ten favourite albums and / or singles […]

Grizzly Bear — Yellow House

I wanted to dislike Grizzly Bear. I’m already enough of a hopeless Warp fanboy as it is. But the band uploaded some free MP3s of some of the tracks from Yellow House. I downloaded ‘On a Neck, On a Spit’ and I thought it was okay; nothing special. A few days later I had this […]