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Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 07:33 on 18 May 2015
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 21:56 on 08 Apr 2015
Uh... there are three members of Young Fathers just in case that needed explaining. Three people, six hands, six... you know what, you're clever people, you figured it out. Where was I? Oh yeah, fuck M People!
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 15:51 on 02 Apr 2015
“Is this a special occasion right now” you ask? Well let me see, does the release of a joyful blast of masterful hip-hop released just in time to soundtrack my entire summer count as a special occasion? The answer is FUCK YES.
Posted by Tom Farncombe at 09:16 on 03 Feb 2015
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 08:59 on 20 Nov 2014
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 00:12 on 28 Oct 2014
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 13:32 on 08 Oct 2014
This new feature is a bit of an experiment... Here I’ll be picking out the best new albums released each week and writing about them in my usual arbitrary and only marginally helpful way, however the difference is that these reviews will be mercifully brief.
For complete transparency I’m doing this for a number of reasons. Number one: I’m currently in New York for my day-job, so time is extra tight this week (shhh... don’t tell them I’m writing this on their dime). Number two: I’m having a major debate with myself about the value of music reviews. Does anyone actually care? By the time you’ve clicked on a review and begun reading surely you could already be listening to the thing for free on Spotify or YouTube anyway. (I would really value your opinion on this by the way.) Number three: there’s so many decent new albums out this week that I just don’t have the time to cover all of them.
So there you go, it’s a combination of time constraints, current trends and completism covered in a not so thin veneer of creative crisis. Boom! You wouldn’t get that from Pitchfork.
Which may be precisely why you’re about to click on your Pitchfork bookmark. But before you do, can I just say that just because… oh you’ve gone already.
It’s just you and me now laptop screen. What shall we do now? Go see a Broadway show, you say? You’re a fucking idiot.
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 12:20 on 02 Oct 2014
Posted by The Ape at 08:16 on 22 Sep 2014
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 12:10 on 18 Sep 2014