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Sinead O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There’s a quote, from an article that Germaine Greer wrote back in the 70s,which springs back in to my mind continuously when listening to certain albums: “When Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho the walls came tumbling down. That’s revelation. The holy Ghost talking. So it can be done. The way to crack a mirror or shiver […]

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Hurling the little streets on the great – Gorbaciof

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While everyone’s getting caught up in the buzz about The Artist, I have a shameful confession to make:  silent movies have always bored the bunions off of me – as a child I gnashed my teeth in despair when Charlie Chaplin or, god forbid, Harold Lloyd came on the television. That’s not to write off […]

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Mute Points: A Love Letter to Silent Artists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Nosferatu. I was 15 and in the full throws of gothic angst – complete with importance, poetry and pianos. The dramatic German Expressionist stylings of Murnau’s Carpathian landscape, therefore, offered the ideal genre –especially when it came to an extremely teen-friendly subject…..vampires. Made in 1921 in the extremely […]

Phantom Heart – John Haydon

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Overtones of the Everly Brothers on a bitter-sweet breakup album

Best of – Luna

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Best of from indie-rock ‘supergroup’ Luna. Seventeen tracks spanning 1992-2004.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace – Foo Fighters

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Sixth album from Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters

Franz Ferdinand – the Franz Ferdinands

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Debut album from the Mercury Prize winning Scottish Band.

Chaotic Waves – Felix Bada/Severe Head Trauma

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Scary stuff from a self-mythologising Californian Goth

Gods and Monsters – I am Kloot

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Third album from Manchester trio I am Kloot, with more than a passing echo to George Harrison’s elegant guitarwork.

Steerage -Smash them all to bits

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Debut e.p from highly regarded Dublin instrumentalists.

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