We've looked at the worst tracks of 2019, but what about my favourites? Here are just a few of the tracks that I kept returning to throughout the year, complete with descriptions of why I love them.
“A collection of profound and epic album reviews and musical articles by former astronaut and brain surgeon, Alasdair Kennedy. Reaching levels of poetry that rival Keats and Blake, the following reviews affirm Alasdair to be a prodigy, a genius and a god whose opinion is always objectively right. He is also without a doubt the most modest man in the universe.” - Alasdair Kennedy
Friday, 20 December 2019
Saturday, 14 December 2019
The 10 Worst Songs of 2019
Friday, 13 December 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 13/12/2019: Oliver Tree, Baauer, The Chainsmokers and more...
This may well be the last weekly track roundup of the decade! Stay tuned for many end-of-year and end-of-decade lists…
Friday, 6 December 2019
BEST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 06/12/2019: Tame Impala, Rina Sawayama, The Weeknd and more...
Friday, 29 November 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 29/11/2019: The Weeknd, Kvelertak, Steven A. Clark and more…
Take a break from UK election news and Baby Yoda memes and check out the latest hot tracks of the week…
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Review of 'Feet of Clay' by Earl Sweatshirt
What’s up with the creepy artwork? Has Earl embraced black metal? Not quite – although his latest sound is about as inaccessible as black metal.
Monday, 25 November 2019
Review of 'Part 1' and 'Part 2' of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' by Foals
I don’t have the time or patience for double albums. Foals’ decision to split their latest lengthy project into two releases – Part 1 in March and Part 2 in October – was a wise idea (they clearly had me in mind). I decided to wait until both parts were out so that I could review the complete package.
Friday, 22 November 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 22/11/2019: Blood Incantation, Coldplay, U2 and more...
This week features touching piano ballads and psychedelic death metal. I’ll let you figure out which one of those is the new Coldplay track and which one is the new Blood Incantation track.
Friday, 15 November 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 15/11/2019: Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and more...
Odd Future alumni Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt continue to sound futuristicly odd. But have they gone too far this time? Also new tracks from Billie Eilish and …And You Will Know Us From The Trail Of The Dead.
Monday, 11 November 2019
Review of 'Uknowwhatimsayin¿' by Danny Brown
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Review of ‘JESUS IS KING’ by Kanye West
I miss the old Kanye. Straight from the go Kanye. The less happy-clappy, more lyrical rappy Kanye. The Kanye that didn’t have a hard-on for Trump. The Kanye that didn’t try to sell me his pumps.
Friday, 1 November 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 01/11/2019: Tame Impala, Coldplay, Vince Staples and more...
Friday, 25 October 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 25/10/2019: Frank Ocean, Clipping, Great Grandpa and more…
Frank Ocean’s new song is wack. Fortunately, there are lots of other tasty tracks to make up for it.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Review of 'Is He Real?' by IDK
Philosophers, scientists and theorists have long debated the question: Is God real? Now, Maryland rapper IDK has decided to weigh in with his view on the matter.
Friday, 18 October 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 18/10/2019: Katy Perry, Machine Head, Missy Elliot and more...
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Review of 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' by Lana Del Rey
Saturday, 12 October 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 12/10/2019: FKA Twigs, Panda Bear, Anna Meredith and more...
Monday, 7 October 2019
Review of 'All My Heroes Are Cornballs' by JPEGMAFIA
Have I got two tabs of music playing? Has my computer crashed? No, it’s just the new JPEGMAFIA album playing.
Friday, 4 October 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 04/10/2019: The Hu, Clipping, Pitbull and more…
There’s all manner of crazy shit going on this week. There’s Mongolian rock with throat singing. There’s Pitbull rapping over a house remix of ‘Black Betty’. It's absolute mayhem.
Friday, 27 September 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 27/09/2019: False Advertising, George Clanton, M83 and more...
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Review of 'Fear Inoculum' by Tool
Friday, 20 September 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 20/09/2019: Ariana Grande/Miley Cyrus/Lana Del Rey, Cuco, King Jane and more...
Friday, 13 September 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 13/09/2019: Post Malone/Ozzy Osbourne, JPEGMAFIA, Camila Cabello and more...
Thursday, 5 September 2019
Review of 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo
Friday, 30 August 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 30/08/2019: Mika, Guerilla Toss, Cigarettes After Sex and more...
Monday, 26 August 2019
Review of 'The Big Day' by Chance The Rapper
Friday, 23 August 2019
BEST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 23/08/2019: The 1975, Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus and more...
Miley Cyrus and The 1975 have both released new songs. And neither of them are terrible. In fact, they’re both quite good. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE???
By the way, there are no ‘worst’ tracks this week.
Friday, 16 August 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 16/08/2019: JPEGMAFIA, Clipping., DGTL CLR and more...
Monday, 12 August 2019
Review of 'Flamagra' by Flying Lotus
Friday, 9 August 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 09/08/2019: Tool, Battles, BROCKHAMPTON and more...
Friday, 2 August 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 02/08/2019: BROCKHAMPTON, Haim, Blanck Mass and more…
Friday, 26 July 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 26/07/2019: Big Sean, Bat For Lashes, The 1975 and more…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Review of 'Zuu' by Denzel Curry
Friday, 19 July 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 19/07/2019: Moon Boots, Stray Fossa, Ed Sheeran and more...
Friday, 12 July 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 12/07/2019: Anna Meredith, Faux Bandit, Slaughter Beach, Dog and more…
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Review of 'Father of Asahd' by DJ Khaled
Thursday, 27 June 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 28/06/2019: Blink-182, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, FEVRMOON and more…
Hot new tunes in time for the heatwave. Is it really going to reach 45 degrees next week? I'm getting sunburn just thinking about it...
Friday, 21 June 2019
BEST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 21/06/2019: Syrup, Go On, Drake, Taylor Swift and more...
Monday, 17 June 2019
Review of 'Igor' by Tyler, the Creator
Friday, 14 June 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 14/06/2019: Madonna, WHY?, Hallam London and more…
Friday, 7 June 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 07/06/2019: Miley Cyrus, Blanck Mass, Katie Rush and more…
Friday, 24 May 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 24/05/2019: Lil Nas X, Denzel Curry, Tyler, the Creator and more…
I missed a week, so this technically the best and worst tracks of the fortnight. Read more for my opinion on the new Lil Nas X/Billie Ray Cyrus collaboration amongst other tracks…
Saturday, 18 May 2019
Review of 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish
Monday, 13 May 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW SONGS OF THE WEEK 13/05/2019: Flying Lotus, Denzel Curry , Madonna and more...
Friday, 3 May 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW SONGS OF THE WEEK 03/05/2019: Taylor Swift, Logic, Vola Tila and more...
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Review of 'Hyperion' by Gesaffelstein
Saturday, 27 April 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 27/04/2019: FKA Twigs, Stormzy, Lil Dicky and more…
Friday, 12 April 2019
BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 12/04/2019: Men I Trust, Omar Addis, Schoolboy Q and more...
This week I decided to travel the cosmos (if you look closely enough at that picture of the black hole released this week, you can just about see me in my spaceship), and having scoured every galaxy I can confirm that Music Related Junk is still the greatest music blog in the universe. Don’t believe me? Then you're clearly an idiot.
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Review of 'Harverd Dropout' by Lil Pump
Despite evidently not being able to spell (or rap for that matter), Lil Pump is a self-made millionaire at 18 - and he’s decided to spend his new album telling everyone that school is for losers.
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