Monday 21 December 2020

My Top 20 Favourite Tracks Of 2020

Killer virus and political mayhem aside, 2020 wasn’t all that bad. There was some phenomenal music released this year. In fact, whittling this list down to just 20 tracks was a real challenge. Below are some of the tracks that I kept returning to this year. 

(P.S. Don’t forget to also check out my worst songs of 2020 if you like lists. If you're a hardcore listophile, feel free to also check out my favourite songs from '19, '18, '17 and '16.) 

Monday 14 December 2020

The 10 Worst Songs of 2020

IT’S LIST TIME!!! I’ve already started working on my favourite tracks and favourite albums lists. But before we embrace the best of 2020, let’s remind ourselves of some of the most terrible songs from this terrible year. Compared to my previous lists, this year's annual music horror show is particularly ghastly. In fact, it's so ghastly that 6ix9ine didn’t even make the cut. Proceed at your own risk...

Friday 4 December 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 04/12/2020: Shame, Lil Yachty, Meghan Trainor and more...

We're now into December. I can't decide whether this year has gone incredibly fast or whether it's been the slowest year ever, 

Tuesday 1 December 2020

What The Heck Is Hyperpop?

Digitally-altered vocals. Speaker-busting bass. Lurid synths. Is this hyperpop?

Friday 27 November 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 27/11/2020: Saba, SOMBRA, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and more...


Tunes to listen to while buying shit you don’t need in the Black Friday sale. FIFTY QUID FOR A PORTABLE SINGING TOASTER?! BARGAIN!!!!!

Friday 13 November 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 13/11/2020: System of A Down, Foo Fighters, Billie Eilish and more…

A LOT has happened in the last two weeks. Biden has won the US election. The UK has gone back into lockdown. A potential Covid vaccine has been announced. And a plethora of new music has been released. I missed last week’s track roundup, so this week’s selection is a little lengthier to make up for it. NINE TRACKS THIS WEEK. You’re getting spoilt.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Review of 'The Ascension' by Sufjan Stevens


Sufjan’s new record is an outpouring of frustration – and the perfect soundtrack to 2020.

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Review of 'Ohms' by Deftones


Deftones are back sporting 9-string guitars, seagull sound effects and tighter songwriting.

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Friday 16 October 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 16/10/2020: Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Anderson Paak and more...

This week, Stevie Wonder collaborates with Busta Rhymes and Rapsody, while Kanye drops his own presidential ‘theme tune’.

Monday 5 October 2020

Review of 'Ultra Mono' by Idles

Ultra Mono? MORE LIKE ULTRA MONOTONOUS. (I’m kidding - this album is far from boring. It is, however, a bit underwhelming compared to the band’s past material).

Friday 28 August 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 28/08/2020: Big Sean, Napalm Death, BTS and more...

The new Big Sean track is a big improvement, Napalm Death’s new track is hot fire and the new BTS track is a load of BS.

Friday 14 August 2020

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Review of 'RTJ4' by Run the Jewels

RTJ4? iS tHaT R2D2s cOuSiN??? No numbnuts, it’s the new album from Run the Jewels...

Friday 24 July 2020

Monday 20 July 2020

Thursday 16 July 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 17/07/2020: Sufjan Stevens, Brakence, Dixie D'Amelio and more...

It's time for the best tracks of the last two weeks (I missed last week's track roundup). Sufjan Stevens' new single has me floored. Meanwhile, I'm feeling less happy about Dixie D'Amelio's 'Be Happy'.

Wednesday 1 July 2020


A lot of songs have been written about the pandemic. I’ve rounded up some of the best and the worst for your listening pleasure/displeasure.

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Review of 'Kiss My Super Bowl Ring' by The Garden

Once you get past the very very very lo-fi production, The Garden’s unique blend of grunge/grindcore/jungle/trap/funk is actually quite thrilling.

Friday 12 June 2020

Friday 29 May 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 27/05/2020: otta, Starlight Girls, OneDa and more...

Many of the releases from big artists this week were pretty meh. That Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande duet? Meh. Disclosure’s new single? Meh. This meant I had to do a bit more digging around to find anything noteworthy. Here are some of my best (and worst) finds from the week.

Friday 15 May 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 15/05/2020: Tekashi 6ix9ine, Fontaines D.C., Wesley Gonzalez and more...

The new Tekashi 6ix9ine music video is the fastest YouTube video to reach 100 million views – but is it any good? Meanwhile, I look at some of the other fantastic tracks of the week...

Friday 8 May 2020

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 08/05/2020: Charli XCX, ASHS, Chris Brown and more...

It's Friday, which means it's almost the weekend, which means absolutely nothing now we're still in lockdown. Here are a few great tracks to help alleviate the boredom.