2015: A year in books

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It’s been a busy ol’ year—what with my return to the learning factory and such—but I have managed to maintain a modicum of momentum in my reading. Listed below are the best books I read, in the order in which I read them (more or less) in 2015. I’m also aware of how time-poor everyone is, and how sometimes you don’t want to read an in-depth, carefully constructed review… which is precisely where the #5WordReview comes into its own. Enjoy!

Albums of the year 2015

Albums of the Year 2015 – Part Deux


Folk are always going on about how music isn’t as good anymore, or how there wasn’t anything to get excited about this year. Horseshit. There was loads. Loads, I tell ya! You just weren’t looking–or rather, listening–carefully enough…

Anyway, following on from Part One, and in no particular order, here are just five more albums I dug on this year…

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Albums of the Year 2015 (Part One)


I’m under no illusions about the fact that very few people give a hoot about the music I listen to. Problem is, I really like music, and I quite like writing about too. Rock, metal, hip-hop, pop… it’s all good. Unless, of course, it’s not. Among the other things you may or may not need to know is that I still buy CDs; I also go to gigs on my own, and I read the lyrics of the albums I buy while I’m sitting taking a dump.

Anyway, in light of these facts, and bearing in mind how much the internet loves a list, I’ve written a few words on a bunch of albums that were released this year—albums I enjoyed listening to. I hope you enjoy reading about them… even if you’re never going to listen to any of them. Which, let’s face it, is more than likely.