#486 Fever Ray – Fever Ray

Although she may otherwise be my kind of woman, I’m not sure that I’d want to meet Karin Dreijer (50% of The Knife and 100% of Fever Ray) down a dark alley at night, she’s well scary. Or at least that sense of dripping menace with a slight tinge of psychopathic sadomasochism is what she … Continue reading #486 Fever Ray – Fever Ray


#229 Broadcast – Haha Sound

I have no idea what prompted me to buy this when it was released in 2003. No doubt from hearing a track or discussion about it on radio. Or possibly reading Wire Magazine, which I was subscribing to at the time. Who knows? It’s my one and only Broadcast album, and it’s kind of weird. … Continue reading #229 Broadcast – Haha Sound

#1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

Blade Runner is one of my favourite films, definitely in the top ten. The original that is, I’m still undecided on the recent sequel. The music has always been a significant contribution to the feel of the film, almost a character in its own right, but one that lurks in the shadows, where you never … Continue reading #1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

#576 Goldfrapp – Head First

I love Goldfrapp. Muchly. There’s really no one else doing quite what they do, and they’ve carved a little niche of their own. This album, their 5th, is arguably their most straightforward - pure unashamed electro disco pop but, as much as I love them, my least favourite. Each of their albums showcases Alison Goldfrapp’s … Continue reading #576 Goldfrapp – Head First

#1351 Various Artists – Electric

This is very different from the first Electronic compilation I own that popped up on the randometer, but probably what most people think of when they think of ‘early’ Electric music - classic early 80s synth hits. This is a barn-storming, tub-thumping, knuckle-cracking collection of tunes. It describes itself as “the very best of electronic, … Continue reading #1351 Various Artists – Electric

#1066 Radiohead – Hail To The Thief

Released in 2003, this album was described by critics at the time as ‘a return to form’ and ‘still not as good as OK Computer’. (I made that last quote up, but let's face it, how could anyone top that?) This is certainly a return to more familiar guitar-based territory than their previous two albums … Continue reading #1066 Radiohead – Hail To The Thief