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Top 30 Albums of 2013: 15-1

So here we are, the final fifteen, the very top of my favourite albums of the year. 2013 was a great year for music with albums like these gracing the airwaves and I wonder whether 2014 will be as good… there’s certainly a lot to contest with here. Have a merry Christmas!  Continue reading

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Top 50 Songs of 2013: 25-1

Here is the second and final half of my top 50 songs of the year…  Continue reading

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Melvins [Endless Residency] Live Review (The Exchange, Bristol. 21/5/13 & 22/5/13)

Melvins. What can you say about them… one of thee most important bands in rock music? Yes, and that is about all you can really say. When the Melvins announced that they’d be playing their Endless Residency themed nights in Bristol, I knew that there was no way I could possibly miss them. NO WAY. Continue reading

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Top 10… Anticipated Songs To Hear On the Melvins ‘Endless Residency’ Dates.

I’m a big Melvins fan. It’s no secret: they are without a doubt one of my favourite bands, and so when they announced they were doing four dates of their Endless Residency (two in London, two in Bristol) themed performances, there was no way I was going to miss it.

So on the 21st/22nd of May (two days from now), I’ll be witnessing Melvins plough through some of their classic releases in their entirety: on the  21st they will be playing Houdini, Lysol and Eggnog; and on the 22nd Stoner Witch and Bullhead. So what better way to channel my extreme excitement about it than to make a list of the songs that I’m most looking forward to hearing over the two nights at The Exchange in Bristol.

If you’re not familiar with Melvins, this is probably a good time/way to get into them too. Continue reading

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Top 20 Music Videos of 2012

We all love a good music video, right? Sometimes it can make you love or understand a song a little bit more, or it can be a complete bloodfest that you just concentrate on the visuals, or it can be plain funny – either way, these are my top picks for 2012. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Melvins – “Freak Puke” Review

Melvins – Freak Puke
Genre – Sludge/Experimental Rock

Label: Ipecac Recordings

Melvins, as you should probably know already if you’re inclined to rock music, are one of the most iconic bands in experimental rock of the past 29 years, delving in areas of metal, grunge, sludge, doom and even drone – while doing covers of KISS and Dies Isrea, the infamous theme for The Shining. From putting out albums made of songs that rarely step over the 2-minute mark (“Ozma”) to a lengthy drone-doom 6-song album (“Lysol”), Melvins are not about the ordinary and predictable, and continue to defy what even their own fans might expect. “Freak Puke” is their eighteenth album and their second release of 2012. Continue reading

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My “I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR 2012” (London) experience.

What can I say about a Friday and Saturday at I’ll Be Your Mirror? I saw Slayer play Reign In Blood in its entirety, saw Sleep play (never thought I would), met Steve Brooks of Torche/Floor and had a great time sightseeing. Continue reading

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I’m going to I’ll Be Your Mirror in London.

Yes, that’s right, I am going to the ATP event held at the Alexandra Palace, that is co-curated by All Tomorrow’s Parties and the post-rock titans Mogwai. I’m really excited and it’s going to be great! I’m only going for the Friday and Saturday, and then hopefully sightseeing on the Sunday, but this is all about the music. So I’m drawing up my plans and timetable, and this is what I have planned.

For the FRIDAY…

4.30 – 5.15: A STORM OF LIGHT
5.45 – 6.15: YOB  (leaving early to catch…)
6.30 – 7.30: MELVINS
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8.15 – 9.15: SLEEP
9.45 – 11.00: SLAYER

*Wolves In The Throne Room might be a possibility for 15 minutes after Melvins finish, depending on how difficult it is getting from one room to the other. Unfortunately, I might have to miss them.

As for the Saturday, I have a lot less clashes due to less bands that I want to see, which means I might actually be looking at the stalls, the cinema and taking part in whatever might be there. So for SATURDAY…

1.45 – 2.30: FLOOR
3.00 – 3.45: HARVEY MILK
5.00: MIXTAPE SWAP
6.45 – 7.30: MUDHONEY
8.15 – 9.15: BALAM ACAB
9.30 – 11.00: MOGWAI

Seeing as I have a lot more gaps, it’ll be cool to check out the merch stands and other stalls I’ve heard about. Also, if anyone is going to IBYM and planning to take part in the “Mixtape Swap”, give me a shout, would be cool to meet people with similar music interests and swap tapes (or CDs).

So yeah, I’m damn excited. It’s a dream to be able to see Slayer play their iconic Reign In Blood in its entirety, one of my favourite albums of all time and one of many CDs I’m surprised I haven’t broken from overplay. And it’ll be the second time I’ll be seeing Melvins, which is crazy for me. It’s just going to be a great event, and the variety in music is astounding – I actually wish I was going for the Sunday so I could catch El-P.

If you’re a music nut who’s also going, don’t be afraid to hit me up for a meet, or recommend me a band to see that I haven’t put down already. I’ll be putting up a review of the event sometime next week, so keep an eye out or subscribe with the button on the right of the page – it’s going to be emotional!

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