27. Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive

WATCH THE KERB SOAK UP THIS MADNESS... Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive |  Released: 2019 Extreme Eating |  Produced: Matt Colton |  Genre: Surly brexit-Britain post-punk pub-rap electronica |  IT'S HARD WORK BEING KIND... This is (I think) the only signed record in my collection. As a rule, record signings or fan meets aren't really … Continue reading 27. Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive

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

11. No Shouts, No Calls – Electrelane

NO GIRLS ALOUD... Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls |  Released: 2007 Too Pure Records |  Produced: Jessica Ruffins & Bill Skibbe |  Genre: Psychedelic post-krautrock reveries sung on an East Berlin football stand |   TEARING DOWN THE WALLS, THE WALLS, THE WALLS, THE WALLS... There's a school of thought that says you're supposed to … Continue reading 11. No Shouts, No Calls – Electrelane

9. Kamasi Washington – Harmony Of Difference

THE BEAUTY IN OUR DIFFERENCES... Kamasi Washington - Harmony Of Difference |  Released: 2017 Young Turks |  Produced: Kamasi Washington |  Genre: Sweeping harmonic jazz for the soul |   It's all a matter of perspective... A Thundercat thumb resonating against fretboard. Gently cast adrift, lured by a woozy siren's call, fluttering upward like a leaf … Continue reading 9. Kamasi Washington – Harmony Of Difference

3. Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is a Reptile

MY QUEEN IS ZORA NEALE HURSTON... Your Queen is a Reptile - Sons of Kemet |  Released: 2018 Impulse records |  Produced: Shabaka Hutchings, Dilip Harris |  Genre: Frenetic, feminist, post colonial jazz rap  |  Don't want to take my country back mate. /  I want to take my country forwards. At time of writing, … Continue reading 3. Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is a Reptile