Review of 2013 – Poll of Polls

The extended MPT family assist in compiling the poll of poll results With rather more time on my hands than I’d expected over the last few days due to an infected foot I’ve been scouring the internet for end of year album lists from Scottish related blogs with a view to compiling some sort of…

Review of 2013 – Live

I don’t think this year there was one live band that stood out for me in the way that Book Group did last year but the best live bands can certainly be fund in amongst the list of the best performances I saw below in 2013, in reverse chronological order: De Rosa – Portobello Town…

Review of 2013 – LPs 1 -10

And so, finally, to my 10 favourite albums of the year. Whilst I’ve commented on the depth of good albums this year, I was struggling to decide on just which LP was my out and out favourite.  In the end though I’m very comfortable with my final choice. But we’ll get there presently … 10          …

Review of 2013 – LPs 11-20

The countdown of MPT’s favourite albums of the year continues with LPs 11-20 – all of which would have made the Top 10 in previous years. 20           eagleowl – this silent year One of the most anticipated Scottish debut LPs of recent years finally appeared and eagleowl eschewed the easier option of including “the hits”…

Review of 2013 – LPs 21-50

Time to bring the navel gazing to an end and start the longest countdown of LPs I’ve ever attempted with numbers 21-50 of my top, ahem, 50. 21           Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt 22           Poltergeist – Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder) 23           The Kissaway Trail – Breach 24           Julian Cope-…

Review of 2013- Singles and E.P.s

Behold The Old Bear – Single of the Year For this year’s review of the “short form” I’ve decided to go for two lists – the first concentrating on singles (very much one song or, in the case of a double A, two) and the second on a group of songs which doesn’t make up…