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Ryan’s Top 30 Albums of the Last 10 Years (2004-2014) Pt. 3 of 3

It’s come to this. Since I’m usually on about something completely ancient, I’ve decided to compile a rough list of my favourite albums over the last ten years. I’ll warn you, there are thirty of them altogether and they span a few different genres. The list is presented in absolutely no particular order. While I’m sure I could… Read More ›

Ryan’s Top 30 Albums of the Last 10 Years (2004-2014) Pt. 2 of 3

It’s come to this. Since I’m usually on about something completely ancient, I’ve decided to compile a rough list of my favourite albums over the last ten years. I’ll warn you, there are thirty of them altogether and they span a few different genres. The list is presented in absolutely no particular order. While I’m sure I could… Read More ›

Ryan’s Top 30 Albums of the Last 10 Years (2004-2014) Pt. 1 of 3

It’s come to this. Since I’m usually on about something completely ancient, I’ve decided to compile a rough list of my favourite albums over the last ten years. I’ll warn you, there are thirty of them altogether and they span a few different genres. The list is presented in absolutely no particular order. While I’m sure I could… Read More ›

4 Artists To Nap To

Music is not only the ever-present waking soundtrack to my menial activities, I also tend to play albums with the specific intention of carting me off to sleep. It has become more challenging to listen to music while trying to sleep lately, as I’ve taken the committal jump of sharing sleeping space with another. However,… Read More ›

What About Me: 12 Richie Havens Tunes You Should Hear

I know I usually write about prog, but please indulge a momentary lapse so that I might introduce you to (or remind you of, if you are a fellow listener) Mr. Richie Havens. There are few artists out there whose work I have collected over the years who possess an amount of raw soul even close to… Read More ›

Colin’s Vaguely Relevant Easter Playlist

By the time Easter rolls around, we’ve had our fair share of financially and emotionally taxing holidays and gatherings. Christmas breaks your bank, St. Patrick’s busts your kidneys, and Valentine’s Day is a wreck if you’re unlucky enough to be in love. Don’t even mention Ash Wednesday. What we need after all this harsh buzz… Read More ›

Desert Island Discs Game!

The longest-running British radio show, Desert Island Discs, celebrated its 71st anniversary on-air last month on January 27.  Since 1942, some of Britain’s biggest names have appeared on the show as “castaways” to choose eight albums, one book, and one luxury they would bring if they were stranded on a desert island.  While not a… Read More ›

Twelve Facets of 2012: The Folk Dodecahedron PT. II

It was a year dominated by the fusion of electronic elements into traditional folk storytelling.  This year’s crop of lyricists delivered song after song of honest, emotionally challenging, beautiful material. These are just twelve albums on a greater list of stellar contributions to the industry.  You can see though, through the widening array of influences,… Read More ›

Twelve Facets of 2012: The Folk Dodecahedron PT. I

It was a year dominated by the fusion of electronic elements into traditional folk storytelling.  This year’s crop of lyricists delivered song after song of honest, emotionally challenging, beautiful material. These are just twelve albums on a greater list of stellar contributions to the industry.  You can see though, through the widening array of influences,… Read More ›

Keys To Ascension: 10 Prog Keyboardists You Should Hear!

Welcome back friends and travellers. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Charmaine recently shared with us her list of ten greatest guitar solos and has inadvertently inspired me to put together this little list. In order to distance myself a little from that topic, I’ve chosen to focus on the keyboard since it has been such… Read More ›

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