The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So14th May 2023 · 2000, 2000s, Music
It seems like only the other day that The Hives burst into our consciousness with their matching black-and-white outfits and their revved-up 1960s garage rock. In fact it was 23 years ago, at the start of the century.
Easy Star All-Stars – Time (Dub Side Of The Moon)2nd April 2023 · 2000s, 2003, Music, Reggae
It’s 50 years since the release of that landmark album Dark Side Of The Moon. I think I first came across this in LA. It goes well with the sunshine and relaxed pace of life in SoCal.
I think the only Jeff Beck record in my collection is the single Hi Ho Silver Lining, which does not exactly show the guitarist at his virtuosic best. But this does: an incendiary live performance of a tune from his instrumental album Blow By Blow, recorded at Ronnie Scott’s in 2007.
Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You29th November 2022 · 2000s, 2007, Music
News today that Moldy Peaches have reunited reminded me of this oddball hit from the film Juno. As someone says in the comments: “The voices are SO cringey. The lyrics are SO corny. Yet the song is SO perfect.”
Dr. Dre – The Next Episode4th March 2022 · 2000, 2000s, Hip-Hop, Music
Dr. Dre’s old-skool hip-hop classic The Next Episode, featuring Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Kurupt, has fallen victim to cancel cultutre on the radio. (more…)
Alpinestars – Burning Up13th February 2022 · 2000s, 2002, Music
This emotionally powerful song about addiction is the highlight of the brief moment in the spotlight for Manchester duo Alpinestars in 2002. (more…)
22 January 2022
Howling Bells reunite for their first live shows in seven years, playing their 2006 debut album in its entirety. (more…)
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Many Things26th July 2021 · 2000s, 2008, Music
Here is Marlena Shaw reimagined in a deep house tune by Benny Blanco – probably the most successful guy in the entire music biz. (more…)