Monthly Archives: December 2010

Top 10 Albums of 2010

This is the last of my lists, hand on my heart. My favourite albums of the year, which sadly barely covers the number of amazing records my ears have had the pleasure of hearing. Let us begin… 10. Gorillaz – … Continue reading

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Top 10 Cover Songs of 2010

A cover song can go wrong so quickly; there’s a fine line to tow between X Factor and excellent. I’ve gathered my pick of cover songs from this year, including some unexpected pop gems and a funk take on an … Continue reading

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Interview: Lightspeed Champion

Indie polymath Devonté Hynes hints at the end of Lightspeed Champion and rebirth in disco form. It’s been very quiet on the Lightspeed Champion front in recent times. Texas born but Essex raised Devonté Hynes is best known as the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Songs of 2010

I don’t care what people say, I love a good list. I also enjoy symmetry and compartmentalising. Yet somehow, not a fan of long walks on the beach. In this post are my favourite ten songs of the year. They … Continue reading

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Gig review: Gorillaz, Sydney Entertainment Centre, 16/12/2010

I don’t believe in idolizing musicians. They’re only people after all. Often ridiculously talented people who can read my mind and project my emotions in song far more articulately than I ever could, but people nonetheless. What I can say … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Horrors, Primary Colours (2009)

It’s a symbol of the times that the first time I listened to The Horrors’ Primary Colours in full, it was via a free stream on NME.com. Now before everyone gets their panties in a bunch over mentioning that magazine, … Continue reading

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Gig review: The Fall, Metro Theatre, 7/12/2010

Dave Graney was a low key opener to the evening, on stage as a three piece with bassist and guitarist. His blues-tinged songs were in equal measures humorous and poignant, and the slow paced delivery mirrored the claustrophobic heat enveloping … Continue reading

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