This week’s best album streams March 13, 2012

Originally published on The 405, March 13, 2012 “Just be nice.” Even in 1995 Dave Grohl was staking his claim to the nicest frontman in rock, as he appealed to the 20,000 crowd in a 10,000 capacity tent at Reading Festival. I was there, at the front barriers, for what is the best and scariest … Continue reading

This Week’s Best Album Streams: March 6, 2012

Originally published: The 405, March 6, 2012 So Johnny Marr said he’ll reform The Smiths if the government quit. Well that’s just what we need, more nostalgia acts. But just because something’s old doesn’t mean they’re past it; take this week’s other big news, Engelbert Humperdinck flying the Eurovision flag for Blighty – at least … Continue reading

The Week’s Best Album Streams 28-2-12

Originally published: The 405 February 28, 2012 Last week the Brit Awards were unavoidable whether it was a diva’s middle finger or Ron Weasley trying to be Bono. But while I nursed a hangover from the ceremony’s free wine, people were out buying Adele’s album, again – a 37per cent increase! More fool them because … Continue reading

This week’s best album streams 21-2-12

Originally published: The 405 21 February The biggest stream of the week was undoubtedly Whitney Houston’s funeral. Who couldn’t resist watching Kevin Costner and Bobby Brown break down (or storm out) – or even Chris Cornell plugging his solo tour with a TV rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You’? Well I could. So instead … Continue reading

This week’s best album streams 14-2-12

The internets were undoubtedly made for pictures of cats or Ross Kemp folded, everything else is an accident, but a spectacular side effect of kitten-falling- off-a-shed gifs has been the album stream. This new weekly column will round up the best of the album streams out there. Music sites from across the globe are securing … Continue reading

The IntererWeb’s Best Album Streams 7-2-2012

The discovery of the internets in a Chillian acid mine has spawned may fads. People used to use chat room and forums -remeber Angst on the NME- but now they’re just for paedos and sci-fi fans. The rest use Twitter. The latest, and by far best, is the album stream. They’re chances to hear the … Continue reading