Category Archives: Track of the Week

So, as part of my New Year’s Resolutions I have pledged to write more and not neglect this blog as much as I have done, continually, since I set it up. In order to do this I will be writing at least one small post every week in which I give you an insight into my listening habits by posting my ‘Track of the Week’.

Track of the Week – Week Fifty-Two

‘For What Reason’ by Death Cab For Cutie From the album We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes (2000)     I decided to finish this mammoth undertaking as I started, with my favourite song by one of my … Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Fifty-One

Barring all of that insanity, I do genuinely enjoy ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’ and the way it puts a twist on the Christmas story, kind of like the whole David Icke, royal family are lizards, Illuminati thing, but a bit nicer. de Burgh did a pretty thorough rundown of what the song is about for the BBC a few years back, which you can find here, suffice to say there is a bit of WB Yeats (‘The Second Coming’) and some bizarre pseudoscentific theory. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Fifty

I’m not here to review a show from six years ago, nor is this an episode of ‘Grand Designs’. If you are trying to watch an episode of ‘Grand Designs’, please adjust your set. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Forty-Nine

I firmly believe that Joe Man Hater are the best band ever to come out of Matlock. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Forty-Eight

Continuing on the theme of dark songs for the winter, I’ve picked a deep cut from one of my all-time favourite bands, Queens of the Stone Age. But why, you might ask, an album cut from possibly their weakest album? Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Forty-Seven

Doing (even more) digging into Steve Albini for last week’s article took me back to Pixies, a band I drop in and out of, become obsessed with, or leave alone for long periods of time, very regularly. Albini famously said about the band that they ‘at their top dollar best are blandly entertaining college rock.’ Albini has since apologised for this remark, and even called Surfer Rosa ‘ok’, but this article isn’t about Steve Albini, it’s about Pixies so I’ll get on with that (but I’m definitely going to come back to Steve). Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Forty-Six

The song lurches from one distorted passage to the next, like several thousand copies of the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks.. being systematically fed through a circular saw, and ends as abruptly as it started after just over three minutes of midwestern anger and brilliance. Continue reading

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