10 Years of MPT #3 – 2011/12

2011 Albums I reckon that this was the most surprising of my Top 10s so far and its unpredictability is certainly indicative of its quality. At the start of 2011 I doubt that I would have predicted even half of this list – although the number 1 was always a fairly safe bet! Martin John…

2012 According to … Hookers for Jesus

  Your Music Your own musical highlight of the year? A: Finishing the debut E.P. Playing again as The Candy Store Prophets, an event, which, as Graeme points out, no-one saw coming. Including myself though I had thought about it a few times. A fantasy turned into a reality. G: None spring to mind as…

2012 LPs – 1-10

Whilst 2012 has been a better year for good LPs than last year, I confess that I feel that are far fewer great LPs than in previous years. Maybe I was just looking in the wrong places. Anyhow without further ado here are my favourite 10 albums of the year: 10. The Twilight Sad –…

2012 LPs – 11-25

As 2012 draws to a close, I feel obliged to draw a line under my consideration of albums from this year although, as ever, I’m still listening to new stuff, some of which will undoubtedly be critical omissions from this list several weeks hence. But enough. As happened last year, I’ve stretched beyond my intention…

2012 – Singles / E.P.s

1. Paid to see a Trainwreck – The Paranoid Style Probably more of a sampler for the (hopefully) forthcoming LP rather  than an EP in its own right, but the contents of ‘Paid To See A Trainwreck’, modern Americana combined with irresistible melodies, mean that the album is probably THE most anticipated release of 2013…

2012 According to … Kid Canaveral

Kate and David Canaveral look back on 2012 as the MPT Inquisition draws to a close. Your Music Your own musical highlight of the year? D: Our first show in Edinburgh for 8 months, in August there. It was great to play a lot of our new album and a relief to see that people…