34. Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Master and Everyone

A WOLF AMONG WOLVES... Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Master and Everyone |  Released: 2003 Drag City |  Produced: Will Oldham |  Genre: Lycanthropic alt-folk |  NOT A MAN AMONG MEN...  Why don't 'alpha male' marketing tactics work on me? Whenever I see a product described as "ultimate strength," or an indecipherably butch aftershave ad, or … Continue reading 34. Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Master and Everyone

21. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

THE DEER AT THE LAKE... Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell |  Released: 2015 Asthmatic Kitty Records |  Produced: Thomas Bartlett |  Genre: hauntingly sparse elegiac stoicism |  SIGNS AND WONDERS... "It was probably a mink." We floated on through the moat, nervously correcting our course through the narrow, reed-lined corridor. "If the coat was … Continue reading 21. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

17. IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

MAN UP, PIPE DOWN... IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance |  Released: 2018 Partisan Records |  Produced: Space |  Genre: Hardcore vulnerability |  THE MASK OF MASCULINITY / IS A MASK THAT'S WEARING ME... At time of writing, it's World Mental Health Day - an event designed to increase awareness of mental health … Continue reading 17. IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

15. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake

BEFORE THE WATER GETS TOO HIGH... Parquet Courts - Wide Awake |  Released: 2018 Rough Trade |  Produced: Dangermouse |  Genre: Anxiety punk |  NOTHING REMINDS THE MIND OF POWER LIKE THE CHEAP ODOUR OF PLASTIC /  LEAKING FUMES, WE CRAVE, CONSUME: THE RUSH, IT FEELS FANTASTIC... How do you write about the end of the … Continue reading 15. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake