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 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…

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…

My Favourite Albums of 2016 by Andy Wood

Ela Orleans photo: Alkistis Terzi Years don’t have much more than an arbitrary feel to them yet 2016 has taken something of a beating as the scapegoat for a number of events out with its control. Still, despite that, I’ve been handed the unenviable task of putting together a list of my favourite albums of…

Some Things I Just Know – Whyte Horses video

Whilst in Manchester on holiday recently I managed to visit Piccadilly Records for the first time. Based on that one visit, I’ve got to say that it’s one of my favourite record shops in the country. So I was quite keen to try and find something new. And July turned out to be a good…