It’s now over ten years since I started writing about music. To mark the occasion I’m doing a short series of posts marking the highlights over the past ten years.
In all honestly I’m a bit flighty when it comes to sticking to one thing… and I have changed websites a few times, first writing for backseatmafia.com, then out on my own with psychinsight.com (now defunct), and finally here at The Fragmented (which has all my content from the other two). However, that I’ve stuck to actually writing about music for ten years is something of a miracle, and a sign that it is something I get a massive amount of pleasure doing… not least from a positive mental health perspective.
With this post you will have to excuse my self-indulgence as these are the twenty five reviews that I have most enjoyed writing over the last ten years. To be clear these are not necessarily my favourite albums from that time (no doubt that’ll be a different list in the fullness of time) but the ones I have just really loved writing… I just love losing my self in music and, somehow, writing about it at the same time seems to just deepen the experience… it’s almost like automatic writing sometimes.. which I guess is one of the reasons I continue.
This was even something of a self selecting sample as I went through the nearly 600 reviews that are now on here and the shortlist was as you see here… I took it to be a sign at exactly 25!
So if you don’t really have time to dive deep into my website maybe these will give you the essence of what I’m about here… just click on the album title to go to the review.
‘Highly Deadly Black Tarantula’ by Teeth of the Sea
Strange Pleasures by Dreamtime
Zen Bastard by Earthling Society
Hasta La Victoria by The Myrrors
Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin by Julie’s Haircut
Vibraciones Doradas by Causa Sui
Familia Des Lobos by Familia Des Lobos
Psychic Lemon by Psychic Lemon
The Final Age by The Final Age
Why Not Every Night by Acid Cannibals
Another Shape of Psychedelic Music by Mythic Sunship
Chernobyl Soundtrack by Hildur Guðnadóttir
Great North Star by Great North Star
Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellisimo by Blak Saagan
Kumoyo Island by Kikagaku Moyo
Districts, Roads, Open Space by Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan