Channel Audio’s Albums of 2016

Previously for your viewing on Channel Static, the top ten albums of the year has now moved on to here. It’s taken so long because it got lost in a box on the removals van.

I’ll take any excuse.

10. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

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‘I’m nothing but my name’ is something Iggy Pop likes to say, and thus Post Pop Depression was born. It’s an album about legacy, about sex, and about death, with Josh Homme bringing his sludgy Queens riffs to the party. Sometimes a sense of vulnerability can be heard, but before you can scoop it up, he’s back to ranting, to screaming, to throwing his guts against the wall.

Music for those who don’t know who Iggy Azalea is.

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Audio Elsewhere 2016

Other similar sounding bits of music writing in 2016:

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Moldy Peaches’s Adam Green bringing his Aladdin show to Liverpool: Here

A number of Liverpool bands set to play SXSW 2016 in Texas: Here

A look at the song ‘Changing Time’ by The Floormen: Here

Beach Skulls signing with PNKSLM Recordings: Here

Introducing Swearwolves: Here

Communions New Faces Tour does as it’s named, bringing new acts to the stage: Here

A look at the song ‘Boys That Sing’ by Viola Beach, less than two weeks before their tragic deaths: Here

Providing a few words regarding the death of David Bowie: Here

A live review of Savages and Bo Ningen at Manchester Albert Hall: Here

A live review of L7 at Manchester O2 Ritz: Here

A live review of Julia Holter at Manchester Cathedral: Here

Listening to Henry Rollins speak at Manchester Bridgewater Hall: Here

A live review of Joanna Gruesome at Manchester The Star and Garter: Here

 

I think that’s it.

The music website getintothis is ten years old this year, so be sure to go and support them. I’m not offering up much at the minute due to sickness, but there is plenty more great, better stuff than mine. The Cosmic Slop is something else.

 

The Controversies of Mark Kozelek

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This is a few random mumblings about nothing much at all. It was going to be somewhere else, but I lost it, forgetting to bother retrieving it from wherever it was it fell. 

A band which has been fortunate to find success will often play to huge crowds, and they will soak up every song they sing, every word they say. The stage provides power, and it’s also the place in which a band should be careful what they say, lest comments made blow up into news stories on the net. Mark Kozelek of folk band Sun Kil Moon would know. He would know all too well. Continue reading