Tuesday 16 July 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 16/07/2024: Childish Gambino, Magdalena Bay, Katy Perry and more…

It's time for my latest roundup of bops and flops, which I've resorted to publishing at random instead of every Friday, because I'm a hot mess. Childish Gambino has traded rap for rock, and Katy Perry has traded pop for poop. Plus, there are new singles from Magdalena Bay, Nilufer Yanya, Osees, Debra-Jean Creelman, Ion and Will Smith. 

Friday 28 June 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE MONTH 28/06/2024: Louis Cole, JPEGMAFIA, Nilufer Yanya and more…

I haven’t done one of these for a while, so here we go! Artists featured this week include Louis Cole, JPEGMAFIA, Nilufer Yanya, Worthitpurchase, Tommy Richman, Dream Phases, Astral Swans and NoCap.

Monday 17 June 2024

Monday 10 June 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 10/06/2024: PinkPantheress, Magdalena Bay, Drake and more...

A few days later that planned, here is my latest track roundup. This one features new songs from PinkPantheress, Magdalena Bay, Dizraeli, Konata Small, Deadset, The Tearless Life, Raveena & Snowd4y/Drake.

Monday 3 June 2024

Review of ‘Empathogen’ by Willow


Willow branches out further from her pop roots, trading pop punk for prog jazz.

Friday 24 May 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 24/05/2024: Charli XCX, Serj Tankian, Lupe Fiasco and more…

The new Charli single is a bop and the new Serj Tankian song is brutal. Plus new tracks from Lupe Fiasco, Louis Cole, Peggy Gou, Mutes, Jean Mignon and Slash/Iggy Pop.

Friday 10 May 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 10/05/2024: Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Julia Fox and more...

I was going to make this another fortnightly post, but I've heard so much good music in the last week that I just had to publish a roundup today. Artists featured include Shoshy, The Family Rain, Worldcub, Fcukers, The Pleasure Dome, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Julia Fox. 

Friday 3 May 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 03/05/2024: Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent, Caroline Polachek and more...

Kendrick Lamar responds to Drake, plus St Vincent keeps dropping bangers. Plus, more tracks from Caroline Polachek, Corridor, Peter Bibby, Peached, Rollo Doherty and Motley Crue.

Monday 22 April 2024

Every Number One Single From The 1950s Ranked

Join me as I journey through every decade ranking all the UK number ones – starting with the 1950s.

Friday 19 April 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 19/04/2024: Drake, Willow, Sia and more...

I discuss Drake's new diss track, Willow's new jaunty jazz single and Sia's surprise new belter. Plus, new tracks from The Fever Haze, Action Forever, Strawflower, Nick Hudson and Meghan Trainor/Jimmy Fallon. 

Friday 5 April 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 05/04/2024: Twenty One Pilots, Remi Wolf, Camilla Cabello and more…

Twenty One Pilots are on a roll and Camila Cabello has gone hyperpop. Other artists reviewed in this now fortnightly roundup include Remi Wolf, Kid Acne, La Luz, Rudimentary Paste, Pink Milk and Dizzy Panda & The Perics.

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Review of ‘Cowboy Carter’ by Beyonce

Cowboy Carter stretches the definition of ‘country’. Which is no bad thing, as I’m not the biggest country fan.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Review of ‘Half Divorced’ by Pissed Jeans

Pennsylvania punks Pissed Jeans deliver a selection of songs that are as hilariously grim as their band name.

Friday 22 March 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 22/03/2024: Vampire Weekend, Fcukers, Keegan Powell and more...

It’s roundup time and it’s mostly rock this week. If you have a phobia of guitars, do not proceed. Artists featured this week include Vampire Weekend, Fcukers, Keegan Powell, Dave Guy, Sober Sundays, Young Fatigue, Cardinals and Sexyy Red.

Monday 18 March 2024

Review of 'Blue Lips' by Schoolboy Q

Despite pushing 40, Q still has incredible energy to give, and arguably the best ear for beats in the game.

Friday 8 March 2024

BEST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 08/03/2024: Twenty One Pilots, Justice, St Vincent and more...

No ‘worst’ tracks section this week. The last 7 days has been an endless barrage of bops. The new Charli XCX track didn’t even get a look in, despite being pretty good. Even Twenty One Pilots are on their A game. Other artists featured this week include Justice, St Vincent, Machinedrum, Walter the Producer and Sadistik.

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Review of 'Tangk' by Idles

Idles swap angry punky protest songs for mellow experimental love songs.

Friday 1 March 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE FORTNIGHT 01/03/2024: A.G. Cook, Schoolboy Q, Kings of Leon and more...

The last two weeks has been wild. Almost everything I’ve listened to has been pretty decent. Even that unexpected Weeknd/Madonna/Carti collab was surprisingly good. But not good enough to make my track roundup. Artists that did make the cut include English Teacher, A.G. Cook, Schoolboy Q, Kings of Leon, Marzia, Rollo Doherty, Set Feux and The Voidz.

Friday 16 February 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 16/02/2024: Idles, Goat Girl, Mutes and more…

Wash out you ears out after listening to that new Kanye album with these new tunes. It's mostly British post-punk this week. If you don't like British post-punk, I'm sorry. Artists featured this week include Idles, Goat Girl, Mutes, Bound by Endogamy, Aloysius Bell and BEAR1BOSS.

Friday 9 February 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 09/02/2024: Justice, Nicki Minaj, Pissed Jeans and more…

They forgot to invite me to the Grammys yet again. I’ve spent the last week moping about it. While I was moping, I listened to these tracks. Artists featured this week include Justice, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Pissed Jeans, Heems, Dolium and Nicki Minaj.

Thursday 1 February 2024

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE MONTH 01/02/2024: Hiatus Kaiyote, Idles, Ben Shapiro and more...

2024 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for music. Lil Nas X has been angering the hardcore Christians with his portrayal of gay Jesus, while Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion seem to be engaged in a vicious beef - none of which I'm going to cover in this post. In fact, I've got far better (and worse) tracks to discuss. Artists featured in my January roundup include Hiatus Kaiyote, Idles, Lola Young, Les Ailes, Polevaulter, All The Bees, Craig Wedrens, Tom Macdonald/Ben Shapiro and Playboi Carti. 

Tuesday 23 January 2024

Albums I Never Got Round To Reviewing In 2023: Andre 3000, Drake, Foo Fighters and more…

I catch up on albums from Andre 3000, Avenged Sevenfold, Caroline Polachek, Drake, Foo Fighters, PinkPantheress, Sampha, Squid, Sufjan Stevens, Thantifaxath, Tomb Mold and Wednesday.

Monday 15 January 2024