For me, 2015 has been an overwhelming year for music. Diving fully into music writing, both for myself and for other publications, has helped me discover more great albums than ever before, and these fifty are my favourites. From blissful pop, to brutal black metal, to boundary pushing electronic music, these are the albums that … More Top 50 Albums of 2015
Good god, I liked a lot of songs this year. When compiling this list, it was tempting to draw a clear narrative for what music meant in 2015. There’s no doubt that there have been some obvious trends that have influenced artistic direction this year. But which would I go with? Was 2015 the year … More Top 75 Singles of 2015
Some of these videos pull from the tense political climates they were crafted in; others are just plain fun. All of them together are my favourite music videos of the year.
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I got the chance to see Slgiers at the Hug and Pint last week. I was floored. … More Algiers – Live at The Hug and Pint (Review for Gigsoup)
Despite the spotty nature of her live show, SOAK is an artist that has found her own sound and voice early on in her career. This promising start makes her an artist to seek out while she’s still playing the intimate venues her songs deserve, before she’s potentially filling stadiums down the line. … More SOAK Gig Review – The Caves, Edinburgh, 2nd November
The 2015 Mercury Prize nominees were announced earlier today by Lauren Laverne on 6 music, and as ever, the shortlist is a diverse selection worth digging into. Aphex Twin’s elastic beatcraft sits snuggly next to Benjamin Clementine’s poetic piano balladry and C Duncan’s breezy, classical inspired dream-pop. What’s even more commendable is the lack of big names … More Thoughts on the Mercury Prize 2015 – the Shortlist and the Snubs