Albums in the year 2010

Hello! A day late (edit: okay, it took til 1am on the 2nd) on this, but that’s certainly better than over a month tardy, eh? You know the deal by now: 2010 was a year; I listened to some music, but not all of it; I liked some of it more than others; the tenContinue reading “Albums in the year 2010”

Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

Season of Mist (2010) How disappointing can a very good album be? Along with Converge, the Dillinger Escape Plan are the big survivor of the late 1990s short sharp shock that was Noisecore. Like Thrash metal laying waste to all that preceded in the 1980s, Noisecore was another razing of the rock establishment. DEP prettyContinue reading “Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis”

Albums in the year 2009

Bit later than planned, isn’t it. The reason for that is I wanted to write a bit more than usual, and am doing. But it’s all taking rather longer than planned. Best laid plans and all that. But I’ll stop saying ‘plans’ and move on. I’m going to do what Cephalochromoscope have done (although IContinue reading “Albums in the year 2009”

Future Islands and Ear Pwr

Royal Park Cellar, 13 September 2009 It was just another low-energy Sunday evening in the half-local, half-student Royal Park pub. Few engaged with the balding pool tables, and the karaoke machine thankfully held a dignified silence. But, in the pub’s cellar, a number of creative characters were setting about lighting up the evening’s too-early duskContinue reading “Future Islands and Ear Pwr”