This blog is rapidly turning into Hi-Fidelity which I guess is a hazard of this time year. It’s happening to other people, like Matt Withers too. In the wake of my top 10 and that of my younger brother’s, here’s another view of the best music from the last year. This list comes from Gareth Price, … More Gareth Price’s 2010 Top 10
Following on from my 2010 Top Ten, which you can see below, here’s another list from another Masters, namely my youngest brother Luke. 10. Muse – Undisclosed Desires (Thin White Duke Remix) – Good track by Muse from a good album, but this remix is brilliant and is worth listening to just for the breakdown at … More Another Masters Top Ten
These are my favourite songs that were released in 2010. Well they are at the moment anyway. I notice they’re mostly very downbeat and mostly sung by female vocalists; hardly a surprise. I do listen to lots of upbeat music with male vocalists, honestly. Not that you could tell that from this selection. Ah well, … More 2010 Top 10 Songs
The second preview from the forthcoming album (the first was Written on the Forehead) and another good sign that Let England Shake will be worth the wait.
Back in June I posted about the Banksy-style stencilled graffiti appearing around Newport over the course of last year and included all the photos I’d managed to snap since March. But there’s a far fuller photographic record by my ITV Wales colleague Lee Smith which is also much more recent.
I’ve been meaning to write about Eleanor Catton’s ‘the Rehearsal‘ since reading it last month. It’s already won several major prizes and was shortlisted for this year’s Dylan Thomas prize and no wonder: it’s one of the best novels I’ve read all year and is amongst the best I’ve read ever. It’s an amazing and absorbing … More Eleanor Catton, ‘The Rehearsal’
The latest pre-Christmas gift from EardrumsPop is a double-release. Both are rather wonderful and, as always, free. First up is Oslo’s Kookooo Kitchen who sound a bit like Warpaint and Laura Veirs but with spiky guitars. You can download their ep here. The other couldn’t be more different: the three songs by Glasgow’s Alison Eales’ are calming … More The latest from EardrumsPop