This time last year I was lamenting the lack of great records to have been released in the first part of the year….. this year I’m swimming in albums I love.

This is a beautiful data visualisation tool that maps IMDb ratings for different TV shows.  Here you can pinpoint the decline of the Simpsons.
Play around here: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0096697

This is a beautiful data visualisation tool that maps IMDb ratings for different TV shows.  Here you can pinpoint the decline of the Simpsons.

Play around here: http://graphtv.kevinformatics.com/tt0096697

24 Inventions That Changed Music Pictures - SoundCloud | Rolling Stone

soundcloud:

Soundcloud made Rolling Stone’s list of “24 Inventions That Changed Music”: http://snd.sc/PJiSCU 

Things to be proud of.

hotspotmusic:

A long time in the making, the new HotSpotMixtape is ready to be released into the world.  And it’s quite something.

And doesn’t it look smart in the fancy new SC player…. 

Re-Mapping by Ebtisam Abdulaziz - spotted at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, February 2014

Re-Mapping by Ebtisam Abdulaziz - spotted at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, February 2014

Glo-fi Must Die’s Best Albums of 2013

jstreet:

glofi:

The list below showcases 20 2013 albums from our most played and most admired bins (in no particular order). Check out last year’s list here.

Thanks for following our blog and loving music. If you like what we post, check out our SoundCloud channel where we repost fine tunes on a regular…

If you’re interested to know what Tiger and I considered the best albums of 2013, check it out. 

Lots of awesome finds in here.  

Yacht parties with Ashton Kutcher! IPOs! Medieval-themed weddings!

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worldcafe:

Listen to this stunning performance of “Methuselah” by today’s guests San Fermin, download a free mp3 of it here.

I love this record.

MexBelMala, a set on Flickr.A few colourful shots from my recent Central American odyssey.

MexBelMala, a set on Flickr.

A few colourful shots from my recent Central American odyssey.

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skinnyzef:

David Bowie’s rare cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by  Joy Division.

A chance meeting in 1983 had David Bowie, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook chatting away over beers in the Kings Arms in Salford. “…So we were all there just having a laugh and we joked that he should come n have a jam with us, then next minute - well, it was the next day actually, but i didn’t expect he’d definitely come by - and we were in the practice rooms and we were playing Love Will Tear Us Apart and I was like, f%$k we’re playing Love Will Tear Us Apart with David Bowie singing, this is crazy. We never released it - Bowie took a recording of it, and just layered some more vocals on for fun, sent it back to me…”

FUCK

Well this can’t not get reblogged.

Like a kingdom divided, which rushes to its doom, the mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened.