29 Jan 2013, 23:53 by AliGuz
23 Dec 2012, 15:21 by Confessions87I feel like it gets harder to do these every year. To really keep up with the volume of great music being released takes commitment and a real passion for discovering new sounds and artists. My aim is to hear at least fifty two records thoroughly each year. Any more than that is a bonus. 2012 was a peculiar year in the sense that I feel as though no single record truly swept me off my feet. Unlike previous years where there was a clear winner that felt life-affecting in the greatest ways possible, 2012 has been an almost clinical process of getting through the slew of new releases, amongst them multiple disappointments from long-established artists and a series of overwhelmingly surprising new releases from up and coming bands.
I've made the decision to omit Burial's Kindred only on the grounds that it was an EP and not a proper full-length. It was far and away the greatest EP I heard this year and builds on an already stunning back catalogue. …
28 Feb 2012, 17:48 by AliGuz