“All music is what awakes within us when we are reminded by the instrument;
It is not the violins or the clarinets. It is not the beating of the drums.
It is nearer and farther than they"
-- Eunice Waymon aka Nina Simone, aged 12.


Artists I have seen live (in no order): Ride, The Wonder Stuff, The Prodigy, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Brown, Athlete, James, DJ Shadow, Alice And The Enemies, Rolling Stones, The, Primal Scream, Blur, Bon Iver, The Swell Season, Quantic, Alice Russell, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Faithless, Jónsi, Kings Of Leon, Paul Weller, Calvin Harris, Plan B (4), Kasabian, Florence And The Machine, Muse, PJ Harvey, Brother (6), Lamb, Coldplay, Jessie J, Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons, Wu-Tang Clan, Jimmy Cliff, Aloe Blacc, Beyoncé, Hurts, Vessels, Metronomy, Biffy Clyro, Elbow, Arcade Fire, Beirut, The Kills, Caravan Palace, Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, Van Morrison, Mark Lanegan, Beck, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Jon Hopkins, The Cinematic Orchestra, James, Tame Impala, New Order

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posted a review of Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. over 9 years ago
This is truly a terrible piece of work.
And marks the moment that Coldplay really did believe their own hype - even U2 took more than 4 albums to get this pretentious. The hollow righteousness and ridiculous musical references, the production, the cover ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Godfather's R&B (James Brown Productions 1962-67). over 9 years ago
This really is a cracking compilation that I stumbled across whilst looking for one of the "James Brown's Funky People" compilations.

But do not expect another set of that oh so familiar James Brown / People Record sound we all know and ... See full review
posted a review of Tru Thoughts. over 10 years ago
If it is possible to have a favourite label, then Tru Thoughts has to be mine. It is the only label that I know I could blindly buy any of their releases and like it. If they offered a service where they just automatically sent me each new release and ... See full review
posted a review of Belleruche - Turntable Soul Music. over 10 years ago
Are you Portishead in disguise?

Comparisons to Portishead are somewhat inevitable - even the sticker on the front advises us to think of Belleruche as "Portishead for the 21st Century". The main point of comparison has to be Kathrin deBoer's voice, ... See full review
posted a review of In Rainbows - Radiohead. over 10 years ago
Quite possibly the most amateur selection of music to ever be granted a release by a "label".
Having seen the release listed on Discogs I was curious so off I went and downloaded, imagining some inventive, creative and exciting mixture of styles / mash ... See full review