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

Music

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)

Music

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.