25 x 10 Years: Reviews!

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.


Lupus by Dead Sea Apes

Master Sleeps by Hills

‘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

A Deep Well by Cavalier Song

Vibraciones Doradas by Causa Sui 

Familia Des Lobos by Familia Des Lobos 

Psychic Lemon by Psychic Lemon

The Final Age by The Final Age

Omegaville by Anthroprophh

Why Not Every Night by Acid Cannibals

Another Shape of Psychedelic Music by Mythic Sunship

Chernobyl Soundtrack by Hildur Guðnadóttir

För Meditation by Centrum

Innanför Boxen by Kungens Män 

Great North Star by Great North Star

Se Ci Fosse La Luce Sarebbe Bellisimo by Blak Saagan

Mässen by Kosmogon

Kumoyo Island by Kikagaku Moyo

Aura by Hatis Noit

Districts, Roads, Open Space by Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan

Standers by Craven Faults

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