Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Or: ageing and the unavoidable art of comparison2009, Domino Recording Co. The subtitle’s a tad less catchy, though. I’ve been wondering, for the last few days, how to go about this. On Wednesday, I started thinking about how I should probably have made a small post about this album each day, to document the evolutionContinue reading “Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion”

Metallica – Death Magnetic

(2008, Universal) A new Metallica album is always a massive occasion, that one time when all metal fans, from the underground heads to the weekend warriors, unite in listening to one record. And despite the ironic/faux-earnest t-shirt protestations of the world fashionista party, this shit wouldn’t happen for AC/DC, Motörhead or Maiden. The last fewContinue reading “Metallica – Death Magnetic”

7 Songs

I am such a slack dude. As well as being a woefully infrequent blogger, I am guilty of not paying due attention to my fellow bloggers. One of these is my man Adrien Begrand, respected heavy metal critic and all round top bloke. It turns out he ‘tagged’ (or ‘tigged’, which was the terminology weContinue reading “7 Songs”

13&God: Men of Station E.P. (2005)Akimbo: Jersey Shores (2008) (Initial Thoughts)An Albatross: The An Albatross Family Album (2008) (Initial Thoughts)Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009) (Initial Thoughts)Asa-Chang & Junray: Minna no Junray (2005)Ascoltare: B E A M, Part 1 (2007)Be Your Own PET: Get Awkward (2008) (Initial Thoughts)Beirut/Realpeople: March of the Zapotec/Holland (2009) (Initial Thoughts)Björk:Continue reading