2018 – MPT Annual Report

Commencing my review of 2018, here’s a playlist featuring some of my favourite songs of the year. I always find these long playlists a little daunting so, to try and make it a little more accessible, I’d suggest that the 33 tracks can be broken down into 6 sides of vinyl as follows: Side 1…

MPT Quarterly Report (Q4/2018)

Slightly ahead of schedule here’s the final quarter’s report for 2018. It’s been a strange quarter for humanity, scientific achievement in the landing of the Insight Mars Lander and some out and out stupidity in other walks of life. Back to the music. As ever with the end of the year, it’s a mix of…

MPT Quarterly Report – Q3 2018

As you might expect, given that we’re barely past summer, there’s a lot of singles in this Quarterly Report. But it’s pretty varied. As ever it’s based around new releases but there’s one reissue snuck in too. Full track-listing We Were Promised Jetpacks – Hanging In (from ‘The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream’)…

MPT Quarterly Report – 2018 #2

Here’s a Spotify playlist of songs from 2018 albums that I’ve bought since March. Interestingly I can only attribute two of the purchases (Neko Case and Rolling Blackouts CF) to auditioning the album on Spotify. That’s the same number as the number of records purchased as a consequence of seeing an act live (the Monochrome…

MPT Quarterly Review – Q1/2018

I’ve done another of these Spotify playlists – this time to reflect the best of my purchases in the first quarter of the year: It’s the first quarter that’s properly been affected by a Spotify subscription – a fair number of the albums have been auditioned first via streaming and that’s led to fewer purchases…

While All the Planet’s Little Wars Start Joining Hands

45 minutes on the exercise bike last night produced the following, varied playlist: Allison Crutchfield – Mile Away The Chills – Rain (BBC Session version) Withered Hand – Joy Deathcats – Saturday Night Golden retriever Loch Lomond – Ghost of an Earthquake Cathal Coughlan – NC Julian Cope – Maid of Constant Sorrow Malcolm Middleton…