A quieter week this week, with a more “usual” list of new releases and upcoming announcements (the last couple of weeks have taken hours to compile!). In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. Livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the […]
Three weeks into January, Trump is gone from the White House, but things still feel pretty bleak here in the UK. Lockdown looks like it’s going to go on for a while yet, festivals are beginning to be cancelled for the summer (again), and so livestreams and waiting for new releases seem to be the […]
Completing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the last part of the best tracks of the 2010s. This has been an interesting, and memory-laden trip doing this list. I’ve dredged up a few memories, reconnected with a few songs I’d not heard […]
Continuing the process of wrapping up the last decade before it disappears too far into the rearview mirror, this is the fourth part of the best albums of the 2010s.
Onto week three of /Countdown/2019 on amodelofcontrol.com, and this week I’m looking at the best albums of the year. As I’m sure I’ve explained before, I treat the “year” as 01-December to 30-November, to allow me a cut-off point, and to allow this to be done and dusted before Christmas so that I can take […]
Back to the usual routine of weekly Friday posts, containing new music or events to consider. This is the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as a look at the events and gigs in the future, and finally nods to any other notable news that affects […]
We’re nearing the end of the year, which means that I’ve only one, or maybe two, /Tracks of the Month roundups left after this in 2019 (I should clarify – because of the way release schedules work and the way that I write, my end of year lists appear on successive Tuesdays in early December […]
Friday, the end of another hectic week, and I finally have a weekend of almost total downtime – so let’s look at things to distract us, either by way of new music or events to consider. This is the usual amodelofcontrol.com round-up, of new music coming your way this week and soon, as well as […]
I’m British, so of course, I say sorry. Buzzfeed came up with 65 ways Brits say sorry, there are endless jokes about it, but the reality is, I and many others say sorry far more than we need to.
This is the last Tuesday Ten of 2018, and in one of those quirks, I also finish working at my current job next week. After nearly nine years working at the same company (in about three discrete roles), after a company re-organisation I’m taking redundancy and am looking for a new role.
We’re edging toward the halfway point of 2017, and this week I’m taking a fifth look back at 1997.
Part three of the round-up of 2016 comes to you from the final week of our honeymoon (from the warm sunshine of the Dominican Republic). Sorry, not sorry.
Back to normal-ish after fun times in Chicago (full write-up yesterday), it’s another month…
Yet again, this list was a tough one. 2012 actually ended up being an impressive year for new music, as far as I was concerned, it just didn’t all come from the corners that I was expecting.
This week my Tuesday Ten series hits number 150. There was going to be a special “awards” one this week, but time constraints have put paid to it. It might still become number 151 next week, we shall see. In the meantime let’s look at the awesome tracks you should hear from this month.
Ok, on to this month’s tracks you should hear. Or, the second of today’s doses – and the first monthly round-up of this decade.
Over halfway, and we’re into the Top 100.
This week, it’s time to revisit a list I’ve had partially completed for weeks. It’s all about life in the city. I love living in the city and indeed have done so for much of my life. I love the bustle, the crowded streets, the fast pace of life, and the fact that there is […]