Favourite Albums of 2022

2022, another year of new music and further blurring of the distinction between genres new and old. This fragmentation and amalgamation of form continues to thrill and rejuvenate my depth of listening and inspire a renewed sense of vigour in digging deeper to find new artists. Like all of you I trawl the web, listen to favourite radio stations and shows, draw on the recommendations … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2022


Another year around the sun with headphones on or speakers sending sonic vibrations around the house, as I immersed myself in the many excellent albums that were released in 2021. Lockdown provided the perfect escapist excuse to go deep with listening, finding new and fascinating artists and sounds while still digging new releases from longtime favourites. Black Midi, Black Country, New Road and Infinity Broke … Continue reading DS FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021


Despite the weirdness and social and political fracturing of 2020, there were still plenty of great albums that saw the light of day – and that light was a salvation for many. You can check out our Post To Wire (alt-country, cosmic Americana & dark folk) Favourite Albums of 2020 HERE and Favourite AU & NZ Albums of 2020 HERE. Here are our 40 favourite … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2020


Another fine year of music (isn’t it always?!) and one where we found ourselves heading in multiple directions with the kind of things we were seeking out and listening to. From metal to ambient, electronic to country music – there were aural gems to be discovered across the musical spectrum in 2019. Here then are 50 of our favourite albums from the year. The ones … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019

Favourite Albums of 2014 (so far)

In the obsessive tradition of music lists, here are the albums I found myself listening to and enjoying the most in the first six months of 2014. For a more comprehensive list of our favourite ’14 Americana releases you can head over to our other blog Post To Wire. Sun Kil Moon – Benji Little Bastard – Little Bastard The War On Drugs – Lost … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2014 (so far)