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New 8tracks playlist – Albums Of The Year 2010

I’ve now downloaded and listened to my penultimate eMusic set for the year, so given that I won’t have enough time to absorb next month’s in time to make a reasonable judgement, I thought I’d do my Albums Of The … Continue reading

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Albums You Should Own: Watertown, Frank Sinatra

Note for people coming here from Watertownology — you should probably read this. If ever I’m asked why I think hipsters are wankers, Watertown is exhibit one. Watertown is an album whose good qualities are absolutely self-evident. Anyone with ears … Continue reading

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Albums You Should Own: Hard Workin’ Man: The Jack Nitzsche Story Vol 2

Normally when I write these ‘albums you should own’, I’m writing about an album by a performer. Today is rather different – I’m discussing a compilation album featuring performers as diverse as Bobby Vee, Captain Beefheart, Miles Davis and the … Continue reading

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Albums You Should Own – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

This week’s Albums You Should Own is hamstrung a little by my presence in the US. I haven’t brought the vast majority of my record collection with me, for obvious reasons, and I don’t like writing these things without re-listening … Continue reading

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Albums You Should Own : The Naked Dutch Painter

Mark ‘Stew’ Stewart has become a Broadway sensation over the last year – the musical Passing Strange, for which he wrote the book and lyrics, and the music for which he co-wrote with longtime collaborator Heidi Rodewald, has won him … Continue reading

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