Tag: <span>Year list</span>

You want it darker? (the end of 2017)

Towards the end of 2016 I was in shock. Not about Brexit, Trump’s election or right- and left-wing cultural wars that dominated the news cycle. Not even about the failure to systematically report on the one real problem facing humanity; climate change. No, Leonard Cohen’s death in November 2016 made a bad year truly horrible….

Best and worst of 2016 – Part II

8. 50 year anniversary of ‘Revolver’ In August 1966 The Beatles released ‘Revolver’, a remarkable and magnificent album for many reasons. On its 50 year anniversary I will only focus on one aspect, the way it paved the way for ‘cut and paste’, tape loop based (electronic) music. With ‘tomorrow never knows’, the closing song…

Best and worst of 2016 – Part I

2016 has been a particularly eventful year. I don’t think I liked it too much; it was a year full of death and other negative surprises. One might almost forget some pretty amazing music was released in the same year. Will 2017 be any better? I don’t think so, lets just hope for less death,…

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