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Sunday Spotify - 07/12/14 - Highlights of 2014

Sunday Spotify - 07/12/14 - Highlights of 2014

07/12/14 - Gruff Rhys - Paddy Hanna - Tweedy - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Pat Thomas - Metronomy - The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Jimi Goodwin - Ryan Adams - Jenny Lewis - Honeyblood - Weezer - Belle & Sebastian - Generationals - Teleman  - Future Islands - The War on Drugs - Liam Finn - Broken Bells - St.Vincent - Tennis - Pale Lights - Real Estate - Reigning Sound - Allah-Las - First Aid Kit - Beck - Eels PS - Ginnels ain't on Spotify so here's "Doing Fine" below 'A Country Life' by Ginnels

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Adventures in Movie Watching 2013

Adventures in Movie Watching 2013

Well it's that time of the year again when I should be doing something more useful but here's a long list of the films that I enjoyed that were around cinemas this year..... 

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My 13 Favourite Albums of 2013

My 13 Favourite Albums of 2013

All fave tracks have links so you can listen to them 13. Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go FAVE TRACKS: Where Does This Door Go Robot Love Wine Glass Woman 12. Empire of the Sun - Ice on the Dune FAVE TRACKS: Celebrate Concert Pitch I'll Be Around 11. Arctic Monkeys - AM FAVE TRACKS: Do I Wanna Know? Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? I Want It All 10. Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record FAVE TRACKS: When I Knew Stare At The Sun She's A Mirror 9. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect FAVE TRACKS: Shopping (I Like To) Hammer & Sickle Doctor Zhivago 8. Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action FAVE TRACKS: Evil Eye Treason! Animals Love Illumination 7. Euros Childs - Situation Comedy FAVE TRACKS: Avon Lady Tête à Tête Ooh La Oona 6. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City FAVE TRACKS: Finger Back Diane Young Don't Lie 5. Wampire - Curiosity FAVE TR

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Adventures in Movie Watching 2012

Adventures in Movie Watching 2012

This year I've gone crazy and decided to bore you with my top 50 films of 2012, so if you're in the mood to scroll, this really is the blogpost for you. There's curling, killers, imposters, artists, crazy people, aliens, strippers, dance crazes, whales, deathrow, lots of cults, films about destiny, superheroes and lots lots more.  First bombshell - Skyfall ain't in here...I know

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Adventures in Movie Watching 2011

Adventures in Movie Watching 2011

Right so, better late than never, I hope, here is my pick of the movies-what-I-saw that were made in 2011 or at least released in Irish cinemas in 2011 (so that's bloody 117 films then, roughly...) Before I begin here's the previous winners of the prestigious "amawaster's film of the year award": 2010 - Inception - dir. Christopher Nolan 2009 - A Serious Man - dir. Joel & Ethan Coen 2008 - The Dark Knight - dir. Christopher Nolan 2007 - The Darjeeling Limited - dir. Wes Anderson 21 - Red State - dir. Kevin Smith Okay, I'll admit I was worried when the guy I love because he bases entire movies around dick jokes decided to make a horror movie based around Christian extremists, but in the end my doubts were proved unjustified. The movie is, unusually for Smith, frenetically paced and shot, the only breaks in the action come in the shape of sermons from Michael Parks character, Parks really delivers a virtuoso performance by the way, and e

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My 30 favourite albums from 2011 [10 - 1]

My 30 favourite albums from 2011 [10 - 1]

....and now the top ten: 10.  Mayer Hawthorne  - How Do You Do? (Universal) Former Stones Throw alumnus, Mayer Hawthorne is the funkiest white boy going and last year signed to Universal and released the great album that is "How Do You Do?" which features none other than Snoop Dogg on "Can't Stop", if you need more of a reason to listen I can confirm that every song's a winner but none more so than "A Long Time" where he manages to recount the history and all that was great of his hometown Detroit. - fave track:  A Long Time 9.  Beirut -  The Rip Tide ( Pompeii Records ) Zach Condon returned this year and managed to combine everything from Beirut's musical past and turn them into something that sounded new and fresh and a must-listen-to album. "East Harlem" and "Santa Fe" are reasons enough for buying this. - fave track:  Santa Fe 8.  Stevie Jackson - (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson ( Banchory ) So for th

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My 30 favourite albums from 2011 [20 - 11]

My 30 favourite albums from 2011 [20 - 11]

20.  Toro Y Moi -  Underneath the Pine   ( Carpark ) Anyone who has read a music blog in the last two years knows who this guy is and I have to say the hype is completely justified for once, "Underneath the Pine" is an album that shows massive range and has some of the funkiest beats this side of the seventies, particularly in "Still Sound" and "New Beat" - fave track:  Still Sound 19.  Miles Kane -  Colour of the Trap   ( Columbia ) Alex Turner's bessie mate put out a solid album, first single "Come Closer" was chosen as the song for the Arthur's Day ad campaign which suggest he has a knack for uptempo catchy pop which he does, but it's when he channels the spirit of Marc Bolan on "My Fantasy" that he really hits the heights. - fave track:  My Fantasy 18.  Real Estate -  Days   ( Domino ) If you like your indie rock to jangle like early Johnny Marr/The Smiths you'll like this, it's quite a hypnotic album

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My 30 favourite albums from 2011 [30 - 21]

My 30 favourite albums from 2011 [30 - 21]

So here goes my list of albums what I liked from last year, fave tracks are all linked so you can listen to them. 30. Princess Chelsea - Lil' Golden Book   ( Lil' Chief Records ) New Zealand songstress Chelsea Nikkel impresses on her debut album mixing classic and modern sounds to great effect, and any album that has a song called "Monkey Eats Bananas" deserves a listen. - fave track: The Cigarette Duet 29. Bell X1 - Bloodless Coup   (BellyUp Records) BellX1 continue to make very good albums that are always worth a listen, my only gripe with this one is that every song is at least four and a half minutes so the album is a bit too long. - fave track: Velcro 28. Idiot Glee - Paddywhack   ( Moshi Moshi ) This album was a pure impulse buy, knew nothing about him and it turned out to be a really cool album and comes across like a more loop/keyboard obsessed Jens Lekman. - fave track: FOE 27. Peter Bjorn & John - Gimme Some   ( Cooking Vinyl

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