My Favourite Album – ‘Room On Fire’ by The Strokes 1

After the offence that was Angles, people could be forgiven for their surprise at seeing The Strokes and the word ‘favourite’ in the same sentence, but 6 years ago when Room on Fire came out ...

My Favourite Album – ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ by Interpol

It’s quite fitting, in a lovely, whole number appreciation kind of way that Turn On The Bright Lights is bang on ten years old. “A decade of gloom!” the journalists cry (those who even noticed). ...

My Favourite Album – ‘Pinkerton’ by Weezer

Weezer started with a bang. Their first LP, The Blue Album, was a massive hit and became a staple for the mid nineties alternative rock generation. Songs like ‘Buddy Holly’’ and ‘The Sweater Song’ have ...

My Favourite Albums – ‘Abraxas’ by Santana

If there’s any man you can identify once his guitar kicks into the track, it’s probably Carlos Santana and for me there’s no better example in the man’s considerable back catalogue than the opener to ...

My Favourite Album – ‘Lungs’ by Florence & the Machine

Get ready bitches coz I’m not holding back in my praise of Florence & the Machine or their debut album, and in particular their lead singer, Ms Florence Welch. Since the bands debut in the ...

My Favourite Albums – ‘Siamese Dream’ by The Smashing Pumpkins

If the last twelve months are anything to go by, it’s safe to assume that Billy Corgan is going all out to prove that despite suffering more than their fair share of line-up changes, controversy, ...

My Favourite Albums – ‘Ziggy Stardust’ by David Bowie

One of the greatest albums that has ever been made. Of all the albums that David Bowie recorded during his stint with Mick Ronson on guitar, this is the pick of the bunch for me. ...
Tonight, I am lucky enough to be seeing WU LYF at the glorious Brudenell Social Club, with it offering a first chance to assess the secretive, reclusive Manchester act on an objective footing. Founded as ...

Memory Lane – Amadou et Mariam – ‘Dimanche á Bamako’

For a fan of ‘world music’ -whatever you take this ridiculously vague genre to mean and however self satisfied or pretentious it may make you feel- you literally could not hope for anything more than ...

Memory Lane – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

New girl Hannah Shaddock writes of her love for the Sheffield boys Arctic Monkeys - I was fourteen years old and it was my first proper gig. I was wearing gently-scuffed converse and jeans that ...
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