Saturday, 30 December 2017

My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2017

I haven’t been blogging as profusely this year, but I’ve still found the time to listen to a great number of albums. Here are my favourites from 2017.

Don’t forget to check out my previous lists from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 if you’re mad about lists. You can also check out my favourite tracks and least favourite tracks of 2017.

20 – 11

20. Villains - Queens Of The Stone Age

These gloomy rock tunes from Josh Homme and crew are creatively composed and have had me making many return listens, even if I’m still not a fan of the tinny production.



Friday, 22 December 2017

My Top 20 Favourite Tracks Of 2017

Having explored the worst tracks of the year, it’s now time for my favourite tunes of 2017. Buckle up and enjoy!

20. 'Power' – Rapsody ft. Kendrick Lamar & Lance SkIIIWalker



Rapsody and Kendrick make such a good hip hop pairing on this single, complemented by a deliciously groovy beat.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

THE BEST TRACKS OF THE WEEK 17/12/2017: Brockhampton, N.E.R.D, Joyner Lucas and more…



It’s all hip hop this week. Rapping to accompany your Christmas wrapping. There were so many gems to choose from this week, so no worst tracks either.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The 10 Worst Songs of 2017


It’s time for that annual post when I round up the year’s most abominable tracks. Which songs will feature this year? Despacito? Shape of You? Havana? Let’s be honest, those tracks have been overplayed – but they weren’t bad. Like, not really bad. Here are a few songs from 2017 that really take the crown.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 17/11/2017: N.E.R.D, Kaizen, Eminem and more...



I’ve had to take a couple weeks out of blogging to focus on other commitments (I had some brain surgery patients to attend to, plus I had to do a couple shifts on the moon for NASA), but now I’m back and ready to type away like a Hollywood computer hacker, keeping you updated on the best and worst songs on the web so that you can sleep peacefully at night.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Top 5 Most Terrifying Albums


WARNING: this is not one of those lists of campy Halloween classics like Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bobby Pickett’s The Monster Mash. This list is for pure fear-chasing sadists who are ready to surrender their bowels and suffer endless nightmares for years to come. You’ll want to exorcize your speakers after listening to these records – not that Satan had any part in the creation of these albums; in fact, he’s still rocking back and forth in the corner of his bedroom after listening to these monstrosities, muttering to himself ‘Why? Why did I scar myself by reading that terrifying list on Music Related Junk?’. Basically, get off this list now if you’ve got a weak heart. You have been warned.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Saturday, 7 October 2017

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 07/10/2017: Yaeji, Kelela, CHMBRS and more…


It’s all pop this week. Don’t worry, it’s mostly weird-ass pop. Music Related Junk isn’t selling out quite yet.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Monday, 21 August 2017

INTRODUCING: Pool Art



I take the time to talk to Mancunian experimental rock band Pool Art about fidget spinners, nuclear war and their new ethereal EP.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Review of 'Scum Fuck Flower Boy' by Tyler, the Creator



Tyler quits trolling and shows us his serious side.

BEST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 11/08/2017: Kelela, Everything Everything, Avicii and more...



I really tried to hate on some songs this week, but nothing stood out to me as particularly hateable. Consequently it’s all tracks I loved in this week’s selection.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Jihadi rap and Nazi punk are for hypocrites


My morbid curiosity got the better of me. Deciding to embark on an adventure into the deepest and darkest corners of Youtube - a decision that has most likely put me on numerous government watchlists - I entered ‘Jihadi music’ into the search bar...

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

Review of 'Planetarium' by Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister



Are you ready for an album themed around the solar system? Are you ready for allegories of some of life’s deepest topics including love, war and fatherhood? Are you ready for colossal orchestral strings and titanic cosmic synthesizers?

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 30/06/2017: Guerilla Toss, Drake, St. Vincent and more...


More new music from the best blog in the universe. Branded fidget spinners and a partnership with Google coming soon.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Review of 'Witness' by Katy Perry


No more songs about bicurious cherry-chapstick-fuelled adventures or partying with ‘California gurls’. It’s time for Katy Perry’s I-want-to-be-a-serious-artist album.

Friday, 23 June 2017

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 23/06/2017: Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal, Queens of the Stone Age and more...



I’m back from my holiday to the moon. I know you've been longingly waiting for my return, staring out the window and crying yourself to sleep at night. There, there. It's all okay now that Music Related Junk is back. Your life is whole again.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

OFF TO THE MOON BRB!



NO BLOG POSTS FOR 2 WEEKS.

I'M GOING ON HOLIDAY.

PLEASE, THERE'S REALLY NO NEED TO CRY ABOUT IT.

I WILL RETURN WITH A FRESH PAIR OF EARS, SO KEEP SENDING IN YOUR LOVELY MUSIC.

I MEANT IT WHEN I SAID NO DICK PICS

PEACE AND LOVE,

ALASDAIR

XXX

Friday, 2 June 2017