Back on the streets special

Michael Kiwanuka

This is, of course, a slight joke. However, as I finally seem to have resolved technical difficulties with the blog, even if health problems still aren’t quite resolved, it feels like things are up and running again.

So, a few pieces I wrote over the summer are on God Is In The TV, including album reviews for Michael Kiwanuka (above)’s Love and Hate,¬†Scott Walker’s Childhood of a Leader soundtrack¬†and Frank Ocean’s Blonde.

I’ve got numerous album reviews I want to write (including for New Model Army and the Wedding Present) and on a completely different sort of music tip again, I’ve also been enjoying a lot of Grime of late too, including albums from Giggs, Skepta and Kano. The latter has been responsible for my favourite track of late ‘T-shirt weather in the Manor’ from his brilliant album Made In The Manor.

Does there have to be a reason?

frankocean2

So, Frank Ocean has come out, rather publicly, over the last couple of weeks -and seems to be getting lots of positivity as a result.

He is, however, first and foremost a musician. And Channel Orange, his debut album is ace, and this is the outstanding cut from it: ‘Pyramids.’

Please take the time to listen to the ten minutes of this, it’s definitely worth it.

…and this ain’t bad either: