Music of 2007: #20–#11

Getting there slowly but surely. We might be two weeks into 2008, but that won’t stop me from looking back at 2007. By this rate it will be February before we get to the end of this list… 20. The Tuss — Rushup Edge Whoever is responsible for this is at least a genius at […]

Does Honda care about the world?

The Honda F1 team’s new livery has caused a bit of a stir. I think it looks revolting. It ensures that this season will be one of the ugliest in history, with Renault’s multicoloured vomit-coloured livery, Ferrari’s funny slanted subliminal Marlboro non-descript barcode and, of course, Toro Rosso’s paint factory explosion. Now Honda have only […]

Music of 2006 — #20–#11: All right I suppose

Over the next four days I’m going to do what every other bore worth his salt does at this time of year, and that’s writing a big list showing off all the records I bought this year. I list them in reverse order of preference. Or I just put them all in a hat and […]

The top ten worst Radiohead songs

Radiohead is one of the best bands on the planet. But even Radiohead have some incredible turkeys in their back catalogue. Thom Yorke’s single is the distinctly average ‘Analyse’. Listening to The Bends yesterday was the straw that broke the camel’s back and made me write this post. Here are the ones to skip. I […]

What a load of arse… Shame you can’t ignore it

I hesitate to write about the Mercury Music Prize, seeing as it’s a load of arse. But it is such an important event in the music industry’s calendar that you can’t afford to ignore it. I do hate it though. Witness music journalists clambering all over themselves last year to make out that they had […]

Sæglópur delayed (+advert music, ITV’s F1 title sequence)

The new Sigur Rós EP, ‘Sæglópur’, has been delayed yet again. Which is a bit annoying. It was originally meant to be coming out some time in spring, but was delayed because of the belated success of ‘Hoppípolla’, with the single having to be re-issued after it was used on trailers for ‘Planet Earth’ until […]

The true star of Radiohead

Thom Yorke’s new solo album is getting a lot of attention, which probably shouldn’t be surprising. I don’t know how good the album is. I haven’t heard it yet, because I’m waiting for its release on Monday. But I want to know, why has Jonny Greenwood’s solo material never even received a fraction of the […]