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Track Reviews: 3-9 December 2012

by Tim Lee

Christmas is coming. The geese are getting fat. Thank you to The Daily Mail for pointing that out for us. Geese, white is definitely not your colour. Oh, and during the festive season do you…



Track Reviews: 26 November – 2 December 2012

by Tim Lee

Tracks, tracks, glorious tracks. Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. Although, just to clarify, should your blood be warmer than normal, or should you be experiencing any other symptoms, we do recommend seeing...

Track Reviews: 19-26 November 2012

by Tim Lee

Oh, The Righteous Brothers were so wrong. Time doesn’t go by so slowly. Time speeds past with the velocity of a scalded cat on a buttered floor. A whole week has gone since we last...

Track Reviews: 12-18 November 2012

by Tim Lee

As we bid farewell to another US Election campaign, with Obama back in the White House and Mitt Romney wandering back to Massachusetts with a binder full of women under his arm. Could Mitt have...

Track Reviews: 5-11 November 2012

by Tim Lee

Well, that lovely feel-good glow we had during the Olympics soon disappeared didn’t it? Switching on the news these days is likely to plunge you into a state of depression. Hurricane destruction, myriad tales of...

Track Reviews: 29 October – 4 November 2012

by Tim Lee

This weeks tracks column, with Holy Ghost!, Christopher Owens and Jedward amongst those desperate for attention. TRACK OF THE WEEK: Holy Ghost! – It Gets Dark This new track from DFA signees Holy Ghost! was...

Track Reviews: 22-28 October 2012

by Tim Lee

Let us just hope that Girls Aloud never form a demolition firm. “Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four… What? Oh. Really? Shit. Hmmm. Threetwoonego”. Oh well. While apparently we can add the thrill of...

Track Reviews: 15-21 October 2012

by Tim Lee

October. It’s that time of year when the beer halls of Germany are invaded by large men with questionable taste in Lederhosen, drinking heroic quantities of ale and singing songs with a high degree of...

Track Reviews: 17-23 September 2012

by Tim Lee

It’s all gone a bit gloomy, hasn’t it? There’s no Olympics to cheer any more, the skies have turned grey and cold, Saturday nights have returned to The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing equilibrium...

Track Reviews: 10-16 September 2012

by Tim Lee

Is the knowing better than the not knowing? Or is the not knowing better because you don’t know what you don’t know and therefore you don’t know that you don’t know you know so you...

Track Reviews: 3-9 September 2012

by Tim Lee

This week Muse turn down their ridiculous (to 10.5), Charlotte Church decides she wants to be Kate Bush and David Byrne shakes his ass in a miraculously dapper suit. Oh the sights (and sounds) you’re...

Track Reviews: 27 August – 2 September 2012

by Tim Lee

Things like this make us sad. If Andy Warhol was right and everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, imagine if your 900 seconds are mostly made up of getting pissed on at V Festival. Only...

Track Reviews: 20-26 August 2012

by Tim Lee

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Unless you’re talking about Jessie J. So the, uh, ‘break’ this column took last week (due to some unfortunate confusion that meant we were forced to take refuge in...

Track Reviews: 6-12 August 2012

by Tim Lee

Now that we’re all in total agreement that the Olympics is a good thing (except Morrissey, naturally), we assume that everyone will be keen on a series of metaphors that will almost imperceptibly link this...

Track Reviews: 30 July – 5 August 2012

by Tim Lee

You know all-you-can-eat buffets? Well, the trick with them is not to fill up with the cheap stuff. Maximize the value of your expenditure by just eating the nice things and disregarding the weighty, filling...

Track Reviews: 23-29 July 2012

by Tim Lee

Welcome, dear denizen, to a special edition of the Tracks column that is in no way affiliated with the L****n O******s. We’ve cajoled the week’s singles into an orderly line, like the flustered coach of...

Track Reviews: 16-22 July 2012

by Tim Lee

When over the weekend we heard a fragment of a headline that said someone had pulled the plug on Paul McCartney, we assumed that Heather Mills had managed to break into the nursing home. But...

Track Reviews: 9-15 July 2012

by Tim Lee

This week’s tracks are brought to you by an anagram of some of their titles: “O, you don’t spear Fiat now, twee Tories. They kill, file, thrive.” Which, we think, illuminates something very telling about...

Track Reviews: 2-8 July 2012

by Tim Lee

It’s been quite a weekend. The Stone Roses returned home to play a muddy field in Stockport for three nights. Lauryn Hill is going to jail for tax evasion. Adele announced she was pregnant. And...

Track Reviews: 25 June – 1 July 2012

by Tim Lee

Seven tracks. Seven artists. More than seven minutes of music. Go. Cat Power – RuinRuin is, believe it or not, Chan Marshall’s first brand new self-written material for six years. Following the rather flat cover...

Track Reviews: 18-24 June 2012

by Tim Lee

People say schadenfreude like it’s a bad thing. But when Pendulum announce that they’re splitting up, you can prod the people and ask, really? Really? What about now? Then again, literally the same morning, you...