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Tracks of the month


All the posts in this section are listed below, most recent first. Click the title to see the whole story.

To end our series, in which Hassan Mahamdallie delves into his collection of punk singles to tell the story of musical rebellion and growing up as a bored south London teenager of mixed heritage during the turbulent period of Enoch Powell and the nazi National Front, here are his top ten debut singles…

14 January 2018 |

Punk and New Wave exploded onto the musical stage in 1976-77. The new music brought the bloated rock scene that came before it crashing down – and punk has shaped much of the music that has come since. Here, Hassan Mahamdallie looks at the Clash, possibly the most important punk band of all time.

8 January 2018 |

Every year we invite musicians, DJs and readers of this blog to send us their five favourite albums or tracks of the year. The selections by our contributors for 2017 are eclectic and cross many genres. See what you think of their choices…

31 December 2017 |

I was sitting in the library reading Donald Trump’s biography, Trump: The Art of the Deal, the other day. A woman sat down next to me and, out of nowhere, said: “The devil came to earth when Donald Trump won the election.”

29 January 2017 |


Sharon signs to Cherry Red Compilation (RPM 2016) CD/Download

1 August 2016 |

A plethora of amazing albums was released last month. Here are a few of my favourites…

19 June 2016 |