My top albums of 2020 – and some other music that got me through it

2020. An inarguably shite year. But one of the things that emerged early on as a small salvation was the continuing stream of music releases. The live scene may have been completely shuttered – my last gig was the fantastic-as-ever Meursault on 13 March, a show like many around that time which shouldn’t have been […]

My top 15 albums of 2019

I’ve always listened to a fair amount of new music, but Spotify has probably just amplified that in recent years. Every new album in the world, give or take, is there, tantalisingly at your fingertips. The old problem with streaming is the lack of connection to any of these records. Albums have to work a […]

My top 10 albums of 2014

I recently helped to compile the WOW247 list of the 25 best albums of 2014 based on the votes of the music writers, and just to prove it wasn’t (completely) skewed towards my personal preferences, it’s that time of year when I share my personal top 10 here. Honourable mentions for albums that didn’t quite […]