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Favourite Albums of 2014

I’ve managed to choose my favourite ten albums from a shortlist of twenty I’ve particularly enjoyed during the year, although it was a struggle deciding which ones to leave out. 158 more words


2014: My Top 50 albums


OK, I’ve checked fairly carefully and I think I’ve only listened to 11 albums that came out in 2014. That’s fine. I’ve spent a great deal of time listening to existing music. 727 more words



When asked how they were going to celebrate winning the Mercury Prize for ‘DEAD‘, Young Fathers said they were straight off to Germany to record new material.   36 more words

Hip Hop

"Busy Earnin'" by Jungle

Shortlisted for the Mercury prize earlier this year, Jungle’s eponymous debut is best summarized by this decidedly funky single. Taking notes from early Earth Wind and Fire and Kool & The Gang, there’s a lot to enjoy here, and the hook is as addicting as anything you’ll hear this year. 18 more words


Photos: Alt-J @ 102.1 The Edge

Photos by: Julia Assis – 

UK indie rock band Alt-J (∆), who released their second album, This Is All Yours, on September 22nd, 2014 via Infectious, which produced the singles “Hunger of the Pine”, “Left Hand Free”, and “Every Other Freckle”, and was produced by Mercury Prize-winning producer Charlie Andrew (Madness, Matt Corby, Nick Mulvey, Rae Morris), performed an intimate acoustic set at 102.1 The Edge in Toronto this afternoon (Nov. 91 more words