Category Archives: Music

  1. ‘Tales of Us’, by Goldfrapp


    March 30, 2014 by Me and My Monkeys

    Tales of Us sounds like it always existed. It’s as if we’re remembering it rather than listening for the first …
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  2. ‘Hotel Valentine’, by Cibo Matto

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    March 29, 2014 by Me and My Monkeys

    After more than a decade, it’s nice to cosy up to a familiar brand of trip-hopping oriental strangeness. Once checked …
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  3. ‘Kisses on the Bottom’, by Paul McCartney

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    December 4, 2013 by Me and My Monkeys

    The title of this album prematurely confirmed to me that Paul McCartney remains driven by his twee demons rather than …
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  4. ‘Old Ideas’, by Leonard Cohen

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    June 25, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    As I listened to Old Ideas – with hands a-shaking in anticipation – I took a mental note of the …
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  5. ‘The Russian Wilds’, by Howlin Rain

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    March 24, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    Producer Rick Rubin has done some great things: Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond…and now Deep Purple. …and then I realised that …
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  6. ‘Django Django’, by Django Django


    February 11, 2012 by Me and My Monkeys

    The electro-synthetic chorus that introduces Django Django will make your pulse race with anticipation. It’s as if Elvis is about …
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  7. ‘Smother’, by Wild Beasts

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    November 1, 2011 by Me and My Monkeys

    There are some moments of sublimity here. ‘Plaything’ is the standout, but also ‘Bed of Nails’ and perhaps the trip-hoppy …
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