At the climax of yet another week of lockdown, here’s Getintothis’ Max Richardson with the top stories of the week.
Well, the novelty’s starting to wear off – that’s for sure.
We’re all cooped up indoors as the weather annoyingly flickers between gorgeous sun and dull, overcast skies – at least it’s the perfect excuse to binge some TV series and new albums.
Of course, with these turbulent times brings a small change with this feature, in that we’ve not got any gigs to write about, in case you hadn’t noticed.
Because of this, we’ve had to make a temporary change regarding the top five gig reviews, which we’ve decided to replace with the top five articles about new music. It’ll give us all a great chance to keep up with what’s coming out that we’ve got to look forward to!
This week, this writer’s been loving a bit of the boss himself; Bruce Springsteen.
Somehow, he’s never quite gelled with me before, but listening to Born To Run this week I’ve been able to see the error of my ways, and can hear what a good record that is.
Tracks such as Thunder Road have aged amazingly, and are as relevant today as when they were released in 1975.
Elsewhere this week, this writer’s been watching Mad Men, the gripping TV series focusing on an ad agency in 1960s New York City.
It’s a subtly gripping watch, with well thought out characters and a perfectly executed setting. Somehow, it’s passed me by – it’s a great one to watch.
Have you been listening to anything new this week? Rediscovered some old favourites perhaps? If so, we’d love to hear; feel free to let us know in the comments below.
Anyway, let’s crack on with the Getintothis Top Five:
Getintothis’ top five most-read stories of the week:
- Tim’s Twitter Listening Party – Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Wolf Alice, Sleaford Mods: the full schedule of album playbacks
- A virtual pub crawl around Liverpool and some home delivery recommendations
- The Orb’s Alex Paterson on Bauhaus at Eric’s, Pinky and Perky samples and remembering Andrew Weatherall
- Cult albums and lost gems of 1970 – Amon Düül II, Nick Drake, Linda Perhacs and more
- Lock-down luck: reuniting with my CD collection
Getintothis’ top five most-read new music stories of the week:
- The Strokes: The New Abnormal review – “if this is the end, they’ve finished in style”
- The Merchants reveal debut single Hostile – exclusive listen
- Lucy Gaffney 13 Questions plus exclusive listen to her debut single Can’t Escape
- The Mono LPs record Artists4NHS track with Elvis Costello
- Singles Club #233