Songs of the Month: February 2017

An eclectic mix as there’s likely ever been on this list, February’s has been a mash of tunes from different places but they’ve all fused together to create a great soundtrack to the month. Hollywood Principle – “Firework” (Melad remix) Rocket League’s become a minor addiction since starting playing in the middle of the month, and this tune has become its de facto theme song.  It’s fun it’s happy and it sums up in a musical way the whimsical but modern delight that is playing — Read more →

Songs of the Month: January 2017

100% Ed Sheeran free

One series of blogs that I’ve done that fell by the wayside a little last year was songs of the month, where I’d round up the best tunes I’d discovered, or re-discovered, and share them. I already think this year has a lot of potential to be one of the best for music in a long time, so maybe it’s time to kick this off again? Alan Walker – “Alone” “Faded” was one of my favourite songs of last year, but Alan Walker’s music seems — Read more →

My Top 40 Songs of 2016

It’s safe to say that 2016 has brought a whole new meaning to “a year to be remembered by”.  It’s got to be said also that for the most part that’s been for all the wrong reason – but there’s no doubting that the year will go down in history as a turning point in so many ways. But in music, 2016 has been quiet.  Pop hits haven’t been as ever-lasting as they used to be, there were few big album releases that really set — Read more →

Album Anticipations for 2017

2016 has been a little lacklustre for music, with the charts being awash with mediocrity and very few in the way of great albums that demand to be listened to again and again. It’s a shame that in a year so beset by truly terrible new events that there’s been little in the way of pick-me-ups to help the masses cope. But the famine of 2016 will make way for the feast of 2017, and there’s so many albums coming out next year that leave — Read more →

Kacey Musgraves – “A Very Kacey Christmas”: Review

Kacey Musgraves is this decade’s answer to Taylor Swift, bringing modern appeal to country music and doing her own thing too – but it’s just that Musgraves is even better and truer to her roots. Kicking off the Christmas music season in style is her Christmas album “A Very Kacey Christmas” which manages to blend a bunch of different musical styles together with a helping of guest stars and raw talent to make something very special indeed. Listening to this album is a strange experience — Read more →