Category Archives: Music

Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #2: Pet Shop Boys, Nightlife

So, my series of posts counting down my favourite albums of all time is continuing (and it is, as ever, inspired by Danny Baker’s recent TV show). Over the last five days, I’ve let you know about the albums I … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #3: Kingmaker, Sleepwalking

Over the past few days I’ve been producing a series of posts in which, inspired by the TV show Danny Baker’s Great Album Showdown, I’ve been counting down my favourite albums of all time. So far I’ve revealed numbers seven … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #4: Chumbawamba, Anarchy

Today, then, it’s time for the fourth entry in my week-long series of posts counting down my favourite albums of all time, which was inspired by Danny Baker’s recent BBC4 show Great Album Showdown. Over the past three days I’ve … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #5: Lightning Seeds, Jollification

As you will know if you’ve read any of the previous entries in this series of posts, I’m currently counting down my seven favourite albums of all time, having been inspired by Danny Baker’s Great Album Showdown on BBC4. Over … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #6: REM, Up

As those of you who’ve read previous entries in this series will know, I’m currently blogging about my favourite albums of all time, having been inspired by a recent TV show. Yesterday I revealed that my seventh-favourite was Eels’ Blinking … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #7: Eels, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

As you’ll know if you read yesterday’s post, I was inspired by a recent TV series on BBC 4 to post a countdown of my seven favourite albums of all time. This is the first entry in that list, and … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown: Introduction

Recently, BBC4 showed a series called Danny Baker’s Great Album Showdown, in which the veteran broadcaster (fresh from arguably the most awesome on-air resignation in the history of radio) discussed great albums from the genres of rock, pop and R&B. … Continue reading

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Reg Presley, 1941 – 2013

I was sad to read that Reg Presley, lead singer and principal songwriter of The Troggs, has died at the age of 71. The Troggs were always regarded as one of the ‘footnote bands’ of the 60s by music snobs, … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s traditional Christmas message. This year with added Pet Shop Boys!

Well, it’s December 25th, which means it must be time for my traditional actually-written-and-posted-on-Christmas-day post. (Can I get away with calling it traditional, do you think, given that I did it in each of the last two years?) I am … Continue reading

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KBO

Sorry for the lack of posts in recent days weeks. I feel especially bad about it since my last post, saying slightly angry things about the Mind Awards, was one of my more popular in recent times, and attracted quite … Continue reading

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