Septembris ir mēnesis, kad Lielbritānijā un Kanādā nu jau tradicionāli tiek piešķirtas labākā albuma balvas kritiķu un nozares ekspertu skatījumā – attiecīgi Mercury Prize un Polaris Prize. 1,197 more words
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Skepta's Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa is certified gold: 'Self value allowed me to look at my world from a non-competitive eye'
IN SEPTEMBER, UK rapper Skepta won the coveted Mercury Prize for fourth album, Konnichiwa.
He beat off competition from the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and Savages. 175 more words
Benjamin Clementine grew up reading the poetry of William Blake and TS Eliot, but what changed his life was the keyboard one of his brothers bought for him and the discovery of a roster of musicians ranging from Erik Satie to Antony & The Johnsons. 108 more words
My Spin on Masterworks: 21 of 25
Let England Shake
It would be a severe disservice to Polly Jean Harvey and her illustrious career to disregard her greater body of work in the pursuit of whittling her albums down to just a single definitive masterpiece. 1,387 more words
by Robert Cowlin
Today my Tidal subscription renewed for the first time, marking one month since I joined the CD quality streaming service. In that month I’ve come to understand how streaming can work for the audiophile who might be sceptical of such services, what with them contributing to the redundancy of physical music and lack of provenance regarding mastering of catalogue titles. 1,299 more words
September saw festival season draw to an end, with festivals like Bestival and Always the Sun drawing the season to a close. This year’s Bestival had mixed reviews, whilst Guildford’s first Always the Sun Festival was a great triumph. 382 more words