Ageing

There’s currently an issue regarding nostalgia. I don’t mean nostalgia in the social-cultural sense, where all pop music and fashion are currently residing in some imagined early 1990s. I mean personal nostalgia. I’m now sufficiently insecure that I regularly question my own opinions. Example: we all know hip-hop is not as good as it was.Continue reading “Ageing”

New Propagandhi album!

Propagandhi, then. Best band of the last decade, pretty clearly. Very few bands have made an album better than 2005’s Potemkin City Limits, but zero have made two albums as good as that and its follow-up, Supporting Caste (2009). And, until it became a decade old, last year, the prior album, Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes,Continue reading “New Propagandhi album!”

Best guitar solo

The Guardian asked the humble plebeian which its favourite guitar solo is. They suggested it might be one by David Gilmour or Jimi Hendrix. Original, right? And the final picks were actually okay. Not as good as mine, but better than the ones that made up the majority of the Tumblr site they published. TheyContinue reading “Best guitar solo”

Albums in the year 2011

Cheating a bit here. Posting it for the end of 2011, but I’ve written it much more recently. Watch out for me filling in all the missing years. I started most of them at the right time, but ended up with a backlog of nearly a year. I had started writing this article years andContinue reading “Albums in the year 2011”