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Smells Like 1985

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2011 really is the year that music got on board the DeLorean and went back in time to 1985.

Don’t believe me? Ladies and gentleman of the jury, may I present the evidence:

Penguin Prison – Don’t Fuck With My Money   (Obvious influence: Prince)


Field Music –  (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing    (Obvious influence: Gang of Four)


Bon Iver – Beth/Rest   (Obvious influence: Peter Gabriel)


The Horrors – Still Life   (Obvious influence: Echo and The Bunnymen)




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November 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

On Repeat: The Middle East – Blood

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Although I hate my job in ever increasing ways, I’m quite lucky that I can listen to music and sometimes watch TV in what can only be described as the ‘WORST 8 HOURS OF MY DAY, FIVE DAYS A WEEK’. Now, just when you are thinking “She’s got it made! She’s so lucky!” I would like to add that: a) during my tenure at work I have put up with a great deal of shit (including a ‘manager’ who seemed to make it her life’s work to undermine/bully me and generally act with a vicious and really quite sadistic disregard of human decency), and b) without the distraction of music/TV, I would be like one of those caged bears that you seen in animal welfare adverts gnawing at their cell bars and banging their heads on the floor out of a lack of stimulation . But hey, on the plus side, I can fill my eyes and ears with as much as I can during working hours. And I do.

Sometimes I’ll hear and song on the radio and beat it to death on repeat until I can stand it no more, other times I will just be catching up with friend’s recommendations and come across something lovely, or sometimes I’ll just be nudged into remembering a song by a phrase or a melody that will trip around my head until I give in and give it a listen.

Courtesy of the latter, today I’ve listened to The Middle East’s ‘Blood’ approximately 15 times already. This count is rising all the time.

Originally released in 2009 and used on the soundtracks to Crazy, Stupid, Love and It’s Kind of A Funny Story, it is one those lovely, slowly-swelling pieces which gently ramp up until you get to this great big, gorgeously messy cacophony of noise. It’s bloody gorgeous. Enjoy.

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November 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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