Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

Spotify Wrapped has been unveiled. Anybody who has been signed up to Spotify for the last year can find out various statistics about their listening habits over the course of 2019. Try it here. However, if you have been signed up for ten years, it will also tell you your listening habits for the whole decade. A few facts and figures baffled me, so I … Continue reading Spotify Wrapped: How has my music taste changed in the 2010s, and why?

5 Life-Changing Albums

I couldn’t help but feel referring to albums as ‘life-changing’ is a bit overdramatic. Waking from a coma to the sound of some religious gospel, which compelled you to follow your selected deity since you suspect that they saved your life, then maybe. However, after giving this a little more though, I realised that it might not be the overstatement that it first seemed. NME … Continue reading 5 Life-Changing Albums

The Old Gig Diaries: HIM (16/10/2004)

My desire to be a music journalist is nothing new. Once upon a time, aged 13-16, I kept a scrapbook of concerts that I attended. However, not realizing just how many I would end up going to, it wasn’t updated very often.  In this series, I will brush off the dust and transcribe these old diary entries (with emphasis on ‘diary’ as they aren’t reviews) … Continue reading The Old Gig Diaries: HIM (16/10/2004)