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My jams | May 2018

If it looks like I went on a bit of a Radiohead binge in May... You are very much correct! I hadn't listened to them in ages and I'd definitely forgotten how good they are. So I made amends in spectacular style!

Jonas Bonnetta is the only new discovery to crack my Top 10 lists from May. His album All This Here is excellent.

In total, I listened to music from 197 albums and by 149 different artists.

If you are so inclined, follow me on last.fm or Spotify, and if you have any album recommendations please send them my way. Happy listening! 👋

Five Things #103

Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. If you find yourself in London with some time to kill I recommend visiting the Hope To Nope exhibition at the Design Museum. It's one of the best I've been to in ages. (The photo above is one I took at the exhibition).

  2. A great video from Vox on Why More Pop Songs Should End With A Fade Out. I was initially a fade out skeptic, but I think I've now been convinced of their merit.

  3. What do you hear, Yanny or Laurel? I'm firmly in the "Laurel" camp and the fact that others are hearing "Yanny" is leaving me questioning reality. 🤨

  4. Boston Public Library have put high resolution scans of their collection of Escher prints online. The quality of the scans is really something. You can zoom and zoom and zoom.

  5. Watching the video for Childish Gambino's new song This Is America left me a little speechless. It's powerful and dark — you've been warned! There is a lot going on in the video so it's worth watching a few times.

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Five Things #88

Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. So “get out of jail free” cards are an actual thing?!

  2. An interesting musical analysis of Radiohead and Lana Del Rey’s plagiarism dispute. Her song, Get Free, has significant musical similarities to Radiohead’s song Creep.

  3. Attach a very expensive camera to the base of a LearJet, fly around for a bit and you might end up with something like this. Stunning!

  4. A great piece on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology that makes it all possible.

  5. My pals, Druids, have just released their latest EP Up To Mars. We had a lot of fun making the video for the title track so give it a watch and help spread it around the internet by hitting the share button!

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