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2005 – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning – Bright Eyes

When I was at college, there used to be a butcher’s on North Street, just near the bottom of Coltsgate Hill. We never shopped there of course, because we were either in digs (for the second year) or college accommodation … Continue reading

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Introduction

I have always been surrounded by music. Some of my earliest memories are of mum playing the piano and dad having to crawl down the side of the chair in the living room to get at the reel to reel … Continue reading

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2004 – American Idiot – Green Day

As Mr Zimmerman once pointed out, the times they were a-changing. For the first time, it was James who pointed me in the direction of Green Day. Of course, I’d been aware of the group but had always thought of … Continue reading

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2003 – Get Born – Jet

  Basic, no-frills, bar-room rock ‘n’ roll. Probably because that’s what The Rogues had been peddling (albeit with an Irish twist) for ten years now, I was instantly blown away when I heard the opening guitar riff kick in on … Continue reading

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2002 – Up The Bracket – The Libertines 

To use the vernacular, the drums and bass are as tight as a duck’s arse. Which is good because everything else on “Up The Bracket” by The Libertines is so loose it’s constantly on the verge of falling apart. From … Continue reading

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2001 – Is This It – The Strokes

James was growing up. Having been in the nursery at Rawmarsh Ashwood Road because it was nearer for Auntie Mo to take and pick him him up, we took the decision to move him to a school that was nearer … Continue reading

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2000 – The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs

I’ve no idea where I first heard about “69 Love Songs” by The Magnetic Fields, probably the New Musical Express, but I’m so glad I decided to get it. What could have been a chore, listening to sixty nine songs … Continue reading

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