Ah, right down to the wire and out of time for doing my end of year rankings, just like always! I was actually completely on schedule until a deadline being pulled forward and a random afternoon of drinking derailed my carefully laid plans, so there’s no album write ups this year (honestly, I was lukewarm […]
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Have you ever cried when a celebrity died? This is my third time. I cried when Prince, died in 2016. I cried when Cicely Tyson died in 2020. And I cried today, when I watched this clip of Sarah Harding singing her heart out and I realised that I had somehow, despite all reported evidence, […]
Listen, I’ve seen some of y’alls lil lists and they’re fine… but they’re not my list. Definitively, without question, these are the best 100 songs of the decade – every single one is infinitely listenable, a credit to the medium, and will sound just as excellent in 10, 20, 30 years time if climate change […]
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Albums I find to be a trickier ranking than songs, because often “best” is not always “favourite” and there are certainly records in here that are objectively better than others but I didn’t necessarily love them more. So this is very much a list of favourites, though the #1 spot is also the best, don’t get […]
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Listen, if my sleep wasn’t all over the fucking place the last six weeks I would have really gone in on the end of year content, but as it stands I am like… drained of brainpower and motivation and all I do is periodically notice that my jaw is clenched and try to relax it. So […]
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Hi everyone, let’s pretend I didn’t disappear for a week or so and just get straight into it shall we?
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Honestly, the state of NMF UK today. How is a YONAKA cover of Taylor Swift sitting in second place on the playlist while Normani – trending worldwide still, the only artist everyone is talking about right now – is languishing at #12? Very embarrassing. And I like YONAKA, don’t get me wrong, but… this ranking? […]
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Before I get into some of the songs from the lower reaches of this week’s NMF, I just want to confess something and issue a retraction. Firstly, I have never ever lied on this blog before. Even if I have sometimes changed my mind later down the line, whenever I write in the moment it […]
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This week is the first week in a long while where I’ve had time to get myself back into some semblance of a routine, look after myself, eat proper dinner, fall asleep after my nightly routine and not before. Then yesterday I had a really great, creative day with my partner-in-crime and… whew, my future! Lately […]
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