Indie Rock

‘2’ – Mac DeMarco (2012)

The personification of hipster ‘chill’, Mac DeMarco’s music is like a rare sedative, both soothing and buoyant, charming and mischievous – like a nice shot of whiskey. I first came to know him through his excellent album ‘Salad Days,’ this release’s successor, and have now backtracked to this. I still need to listen to his… Continue reading ‘2’ – Mac DeMarco (2012)

Funk

‘Struttin’ ‘ – The Meters (1970)

Strut (verb): To walk with a proud gait. Strut (noun): A bar forming part of a framework and designed to resist compression. Quite an apt title for this bona fida funk classic – an album that will awaken your inner swagger and a work that is an indispensable part of the history of the funk… Continue reading ‘Struttin’ ‘ – The Meters (1970)

Funk · Soul

‘Here My Dear’ – Marvin Gaye (1978)

An undoubted contender for the greatest vocalist of all time, Marvin Gaye is remembered mainly for his massive hit version of ‘I Heard It On The Grapevine,’ the sensual ‘Let’s Get It On,’ and the quiver-inducing ‘Sexual Healing.’ His album ‘What’s Going On,’ a release that was revolutionary for its tackling of wider social issues… Continue reading ‘Here My Dear’ – Marvin Gaye (1978)