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Thoughts for Tonight: Organ Morgan

The first refeatured artist since Thoughts for Tonight began is going to be… Organ Morgan. I reviewed his brilliant Avalanches-esque debut, the Cocaine Afternoon E.P. last year. This weekend he was kind enough to tweet about his new mixtape. I've been in a bi... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: The Good Natured

The Good Natured a.k.a. Sarah McIntosh is just about to have a remix of one of her electropop songs featured on the latest Kitsune Maison Compilation. Over the Easter holidays she uploaded a Cure cover to her Myspace for fans, just a bedroom demo, but alluri... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Bonobo

In an interview I read recently with Mount Kimbie they commented on the fact that "electronic music doesn't really lend itself to albums." This, certainly, is something that I feel plagues a lot of electronic producers; too used to producing singles, or trac... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Laura Marling

In the two years since Laura Marling released her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim, the British 'new-folk' scene has slowly passed. The insurgence that came with the likes of Noah and the Whale, Johnny Flynn, Peggy Sue, and Jesse Quin & The Mets, set a ho... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Mount Kimbie

So where have I been? I was wondering if I would still be able to log in or not, but sure enough here I am. Not to bore you with my personal life (for if you wanted that you could read something else) but I moved around New Year, and since then have been lar... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Best of British 2009: 5-1

5. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More November 2009. I did nothing but praise this album when it was released not that long ago. I still believe they're one of Britain's best 'new-folk' exports. It is unfortunate that this album has seen such a lukewarm respo... Read More...
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thoughts for tonight: best of british 2009: 10-6

15-11 :: Continuing the countdown, the final five come next weekend. 10. Daniel Fridholm - Daniel Fridholm May 2009. Unreleased Some may remember Daniel Fridholm's praising review earlier this year. Since then popular, Record of the Year-nomiated blog 'Cos... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Best of British 2009: 15-11

Considering its the year I decided to pen 'Thoughts for Tonight'; the self-indulging, British, rant about what's good on this side of 'the pond', it was an incredibly disheartening task coming up with an end of year list. Yet, after much careful deliberation, ... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Dizzee Rascal

Throughout his career he has been heralded as a national treasure, he's the single most successful person to bring grime to the mainstream, and last November 4th, famously featured on the BBC's, news and politics, roundup and discussion show, Newsnight. Dyla... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Broadcast & The Focus Group

Broadcast, have been around since 1995, having formed in Birmingham, Great Britain. Broadcast are signed to Warp Records; a record label, that acts as a who's who of each important name in electronic music since the labels formation in 1989. Warp have hosted... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Mumford & Sons

2008 saw Britain's fast-developing craze toward London's "new folk revival". A 'scene' that supposedly brought the general British public, and folk music closer together. Bands and artists, such as Noah and the Whale, Jay Jay Pistolet, and perhaps most famou... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Zero 7

Years ago I was rummaging through records at Rough Trade, basing impulse purchases on the template of beautiful artwork, I flicked to Zero 7's "Simple Things", picked it up and took it home. This was years after its 2001 release date, but it still sounded in... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: George Pringle

THERE SEEMS to be no consensus on how Spoken Word should be interpreted in terms of music, and art. The high art world both embraces it and pushes it to one side, and simultaneously, the average music fan instinctively turns their nose up, in an air of rever... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: The Beatles

As a young child I naturally rebelled against music my parents would play me. Like every other brat, listening to a strangely eclectic mix of Oasis, Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls, Steps, and Sash!, I refused outright to be burdened by the rubbish that... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Organ Morgan

Playing with a downtempo, nu-jazz, trip-hop sound that isn't too much of a distraction from The Avalanches, Lemon Jelly, or Mr. Scruff, Organ Morgan should be whipping up a storm soon. I've been listening to this sampling E.P. quite heavily for a number of... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Jamie Jones

The past few weeks have been fairly hectic, and unfortunately, this column has suffered its weekly spot, so expect a few over coming weeks to compensate. Jamie Jones' debut album, to be released 31st August, must seemingly come from nowhere; unknown exc... Read More...
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Thoughts for Tonight: Idlewild

Idlewild always have a strange way of getting away it. It being a pop-rock cliche of staple-dynamics, melodic choruses that are always moments away from melancholia, and electric-guitar parts your mother still loves. Yet they always get away with it. Personall... Read More...