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…

Song of the Week #32 (2018) – Courtney Barnett

This week’s Song of the Week falls into the UEW (Unidentified Earworm) category. You know, when a song appears unbidden in your head and you can’t for the life of you remember what it is. So it was with ‘Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence’ taken from Courtney Barnett’s second LP ‘Tell…

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…

My Favourite Albums of 2017 by Andy Wood

  (MPT note – As ever with Andy’s pieces, there’s plenty to read below so rather than, as in previous years, put the videos he’s suggested up, I’ve created a Spotify playlist with (most of the songs instead). Which you can listen to as you read! There are a couple of videos later on though.) If…

2017 – Singles and E.P.s

Here’s a rundown of the best of this year’s short form releases. Top 10 Singles 1.       The Breeders – Wait in the Car 2.       St Christopher Medal – Wayne Moon Pilot 3.       The Surfing Magazine – New Day 4.       Bdy_Prts – Rooftops 5.       Oddnesse – Swim to the Shore 6.       Slowdive – Star Roving 7.      …