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Top 10 Albums 2011

24 Dec

Speed demons or sweet feelings. The great gamut of music boiled down to that binary definition for most of 2011.

Music had only two roles: to put fire in my belly or smooth my furrowed brow.

I’m not cut out for new fatherhood, even second time around. My synapses need more help than ever to fire and my cranium is forever creaking, aching.

This list – my top 10 albums of 2011 – reflects this.

No black metal, no doom. Neither hip-hop, post-metal nor bass fuckery. Just various blends of death metal, crust and hardcore, preferably with that heartstarting Sunlight tone, or the polar opposite: the pastoral, the dreamy.

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New Fucked Up Album – David Comes to Life

23 May
New Fucked Up Album - David Comes to Life

Cuddle? Damian of Fucked Up indulges in some man love hardcore style

Imagine lying half-stoned in a field of buttercups on a summer afternoon staring at the clouds while being stomped on by a fat, tattooed skinhead.

That’s the dichotomy of  the Fucked Up sound.

Brutality and psychedelic beauty.

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Weekly Round-up: Graveyard, Horseback, Gaza

3 Apr
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues

Graveyard - Hisingen Blues

After a stint revelling in the comfort of nostalgia, dusted off and rescued from a neglected corner of my personal cultural attic, I started to get my heavy back on these past few days.

It’s healthy to have a break from punishing my eardrums every so often.

It allows me to listen afresh to albums that maybe didn’t click because they didn’t match that moment’s obsession.

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Top 10 Albums of 2010

10 Dec

Even though 2010 has been a great year in music, I found it much harder to write this list than in 2009. Reason? I simply spent more time working backwards than jumping on new records. So as well this list, I’ll post up my favourite albums of 2010 regardless of release date. My top 10 albums of 2010 is exactly that,  my list.

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