June 26, 2019
The Pop Group emerged from Bristol in 1977, its members steeped in the raw funk and reggae bedrock of the city's storied musical landscape even before they'd recorded a note.
June 21, 2019
An honest assessment of my absolute favorite records and artists from the U.K. that managed to crack the code and storm the shores of mainstream America.
May 25, 2019
The idea is that the 1980s are the decade when the liquid, telepathic grooves of funk and krautrock melt into dance music's sprawling electronic trip.
March 25, 2019
The focus here is reggae, specifically its routes into dub, dancehall and trip hop as the decade unwinds toward the nineties and beyond.
February 25, 2019
Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...
March 31, 2018
This is one of those records that seems to come out of nowhere like a complete bolt for the blue, preempting the decade to come with dread trip hop vibes.
February 16, 2018
Now we move to the back of the crate toward the voodoo records: the heaviest, most atmospheric music this side of krautrock. Things are gonna get weird.
January 8, 2018
Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.
July 7, 2017
I once said that I could write a whole book about this record, so how about a lengthy post to start the ball rolling?
April 11, 2017
I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.