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Our Top 25 Songs of 2011

What a year it was! So much great music. Arcade Fire even won a Grammy (albeit about 7 years and two albums too late), for what that’s worth in 2011. And boy, there were some great songs – too many to limit to a top ten this year. So here’s our favourite 25 songs from the year that was 2011… 25. Blink 182 – “Up All Night” Mike: Remember when you were younger and you used to like music for the sheer enjoyment of it: you loved what you loved and fashions didn’t matter? How as you got older things like trends and what your friends liked started to obscure and influence your taste, and how this sometimes meant that you couldn’t always like things just because they were good? How this made you overlook things like the fact that, despite the dick jokes and American Pie soundtracks, Blink 182 … Read more

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Six reasons why you should go to the Laneways Festival

Holy shit. Did you guys see the Laneways lineup? It’s basically a who’s who of all the amazingly great new bands that we always talk about on this blog. Arguably the best NZ festival lineup of the last decade (no I’m not being paid by the Laneways people). Its about time we had a decent festival here that’s dedicated to exciting new bands and artists, so here’s six reasons why you should definitely attend. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The best bits of early 90s shoegaze, Smiths-esque pop and 80s bubble gum rock. Great songs great vibe and just a really fun band. Their album Belong is easily one of my favourite albums of 2011. Washed Out Hazy chillwave vibes – chillwave has got to be one of the great new(ish) genres of this year. Washed Out’s album Within and Without is another one that’s well worth checking … Read more

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Some cool recent stuff that I’ve been listening to

Sorry about the lack of posts lately, folks. Been busy as shit. Expect more content soon, plus more guest posts and more awesomeness etc etc. Anyway, as a stop gap, here’s some cool recent shit that’s been floating my boat lately. Hope you like ’em. Wilco – “I Might” One thing’s for sure, the release of a new Wilco album is an event. While I like pretty much everything Jeff Tweedy has ever done, I do feel that Wilco’s best studio years are behind them. But hey, I honestly hope I’m wrong, and they are absolutely the type of band that have the capacity to surprise you with every move. Also, I’ve found with every album since A Ghost Is Born the songs don’t really take on their true colours until you’ve seen them performed live. So fingers crossed for another NZ tour in 2011. Anyway, the new album is … Read more

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