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On My Turntable: Fucked Up; Ed Sheeran; The Ominous Order of Filthy Mongrels

13 Feb

I wheel this around on a trolley wherever I go

It’s that time again kids, where the Monkey shares the spoils of his sonic adventuring to create a bite-size buffet of aural delights.

That or I just tell you what I have been listening to lately and say whether I liked the cut of its jib.

This week, it’s been my favourite post-hardcore hucksters Fucked Up; Ed motherfucking Sheeran (no shit) and The Ominous Order of Filthy Mongrels.

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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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It’s Fucked Up That Fucked Up are Fucked Up

5 Nov
Fucked Up Damian Abraham to Quit Band

Excuse me, nurse? NURSE?

I’d apologise for the self-indulgent title of this post if I wasn’t so damn discombobulated about the news that Fucked Up have not only gone on hiatus but may well not ever come back in the same form.

Chief barker Damien Abraham has told Spinner that “I can’t tour any more” and that the time off will allow the band to decide on how to proceed. A Fucked Up with no Damian is certainly one of the options on the table.

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Top 10 Emerging Classic Albums

30 May
Baroness - Blue Record

This is a bit of a suspense killer but hey, I needed a pic

Over on Sawtooth Wave, hhbrady poses the following excellent question: what albums are you still listening to at least once month from the past few years?

Nothing from 2011 is allowed onto the list. Essentially, it’s a challenge to name your top 10 emerging classic albums. Which recent records will be hailed in the same breath as Reign in Blood, Master of Puppets or Number of the Beast in another decade?

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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 ┬áthe Fucked Up sound.

Brutality and psychedelic beauty.

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