Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020

My Top 10 Albums of 2020

 Usually number 1 would be disqualified from the list due to being a collection of re-recorded (and sometimes re-arranged) old pieces rather than a new studio album.  But it was head and shoulders above everything else and 2020's been enough of a headache without worrying about rules I made up myself.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Addendum to the addendum

Well, I shoved "Into the Unknown" out of my head but it got replaced by "Show Yourself", which is still resident.  Progress...?

On a related note, if you have access to Disney+ I implore you to check out their new series Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II.  If you're a massive geek like what I am, heck, even if you're not, it's a delight.  I love a good making of and such things are traditionally thin on the ground with Disney disc releases, so a whole series - 6 episodes, about forty minutes each, a good four hours' worth of content - is an unalloyed joy.  Quite apart from reminding you how much effort goes into these things (and a riposte to the feeling, which I admit to having myself at times, that a CG animation is somehow less involved and requiring of craft than a hand-drawn or stop-motion feature), it's surprisingly enthralling.  A good chunk of the first three episodes centres around whether (yes) "Show Yourself" will even make it into the movie, and it's riveting and weirdly tense even though you know exactly what'll happen.

Thursday, June 25, 2020


I wasn't wrong in my last post about "Into the Unknown".  I've listened to it twice within the last hour in an attempt to dislodge it from my brain and it ain't budging.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Arendelle boogaloo

I think I enjoyed Frozen II more on a second watch?  Certainly some bits were clearer.  The "Show Yourself" sequence is gorgeous but a little confusing the first go-around.

Now that I've done that I guess I've got another week of "Into the Unknown" stuck in my head.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Album name

My latest bored-during-lockdown idea: SPELL YOUR NAME WITH ALBUMS WOO

Sunday, December 29, 2019

My Top Ten Movies of 2019

Usual rules apply: stuff from 2018 that I saw in cinemas in 2019 may have snuck on, stuff from 2019 that I haven't seen yet may end up on next year's list.