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  • Hold on, hold on, children / your parents are leaving

    Simon Reynolds knows a lot about the his­to­ry of rock, pop, soul and all forms of pop­u­lar music, as well as the inter­est­ing bits from the edges. He, over the years, has…

  • But I’m all a-thrill / How could words express

    Once upon a life­time ago, I bought a record by a trio with the less than wal­let extract­ing name Chunky, Novi & Ernie. I sus­pect I was the only per­son in New…

  • Is it a crime / to live inside every emotion

    I promised, swore to, myself that I’d not both­er with this in 2010. For over twen­ty years I’ve either pro­vid­ed or sim­ply pub­lished a best of the year list. In the late…