10 Years of MPT #5 – 2015/16

The five part series looking back on the best LPs of MPT’s 10 years concludes with the two most recent years. 2015 Albums 1. The Chills – Silver Bullets (Fire) (review) 2. Low – Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop) 3. The Cathode Ray – Infinite Variety (Stereogram) (review) 4. STOOR – STOOR (STOOR) (review) 5….

2016 – Reissues – That Petrol Emotion and STOOR

I had meant to include a couple of reissues in my Top 10 on New Year’s Day but in the rush to get the piece finished, I completely forgot! But there’s two reissues from last year I absolutely need to draw to your attention, one old and one still new. That Petrol Emotion – Manic…

2016 – L.P.s (1-10)

  Here’s the final 2016 countdown – my ten favourite albums of the year. 10. The Paranoid Style – Rolling Disclosure  After three superb E.P.s the Paranoid Style finally got round to releasing their debut long player. Well, when I say long player, it was a pretty short blast of an album – 10 tracks…

2016 – L.P.s (11-40)

So here’s the first batch of MPT’s favourite albums of the year. Included below are some very fine records indeed that 5 years ago would have been comfortably in the Top 10. There’s also a number that are probably underappreciated due to a lack of airtime. On with the show … 11. Sophia – As…

2016 – E.P.s

Meursault photo by Andy Catlin If 2016 brought me an uncharacteristic number of singles then the opposite was true of E.P.s. With previous E.P. stalwarts such as Book Group and the Paranoid Style concentrating instead on albums, it was something of a fallow year for E.P.s. But I’ve still put together a short list of…

2016 – Top 20 Singles

For some reason I seem to have got a lot more singles, in one form or another, than normal this year. I’ll concede that the definition of ‘single’ is more flexible than in the days of 7″s and albums but think the following list makes a pretty diverse (and great) playlist for 2016. Often I’m…