My Album of the Week is Typhoons from Royal Blood. This album proves that rock is alive and well! The title track is awesome.

Listen on Tidal:

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Goodbye Spotify, Hello Tidal

After the 14 day Tidal trial, it was time to decide to stay with Spotify or move to Tidal. I prefer the new music suggestions that Spotify presents, but much prefer the UI of Tidal. Iโ€™ve also got fed up waiting for Spotify to deliver the promised HiFi streaming functionality, which is important to me as I have a Naim streamer that is capable of making good use of the hi-res delivered by Tidal. You guessed it, Iโ€™ve moved to Tidal. ๐ŸŽถ


My Album of the Weekis Life By Misadventure from Rag'n'Bone Man. I suspect this'll be high on my "Best of 2021" list at the end of the year. Listen on Tidal:

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Monday Music Mix: Album of the Week

This week's new album is This is Really Going to Hurt from Flyte

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Monday Music Mix: Album of the Week

This week's new album is New Long Leg from Dry Cleaning

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Monday Music Mix: Best of 2021 (So Far) Spotify playlist

Here's my Best of 2021 (So Far) Spotify playlist. Please check back from time to time as I'll be adding to it throughout the year.

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Monday Music Mix: Best of 2020

It’s been a tough year for us all, but many artists released some great new music during 2020. I’ve listened to dozens of new albums, and this playlist includes some of what I thought was the best tracks.

My Album of the Year had to be Letter to You from Bruce Springsteen.

I hope you enjoy some of the tracks I’ve chosen. Leave a comment with your suggestions.

ย See you in 2021!

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Monday Music Mix: 2020 Discoveries

Here’s a list of music and artists that I discovered for the first time in 2020.ย The list will grow throughout the year, so please come back to see what’s new.

Leave a comment with your suggestions.

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12 Go-To Albums

Elbow - The Takeoff & Landing of Everything - one of my top 12 go-to albums

One of my ITfM Radio colleagues challenged his Facebook buddies to list their top 12 go-to albums recently. The aim was not to overthink the list, but to put down whatever came to mind.

That was never going to happen and it took me about a week to come up with this list.

My top 12 Go-To Albums

  1. Yes - Relayer
  2. Bruce Springsteen - The River
  3. Elbow - The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
  4. Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean
  5. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
  6. Anathema - Distant Satellites
  7. Darius Rucker - True Believers
  8. Dwight Yoakam - Blame the Vain
  9. Bob Harris Presents Vol 2
  10. Muse - Absolution
  11. Ryan Adams - Gold
  12. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

I've included links to the album on Spotify where available so that you can listen to my top 12 go-to albums. I'm sure that you wont agree with my choices, but try to pick your top 12 .... its harder than you think it will be.

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