Four Stooges 2017 Albums of the year

Wed 14th Mar 2018
We actually recorded this one back at the end of January but we weren't entirely happy with how it turned out. Two of us in Aus in the evening and two in the UK hungover and not drinking didn't really help the 'zing' go But here it is The tracks are mostly on Spotify R:... [read more]

Albums of the Year 2016

Wed 8th Feb 2017
Albums of the year 2016 is a bit different to previous years because AZ now resides in Australia, so we had to use Skype to do the get together, but the format remains the same: one track each in order from each of our 10 favourite albums of the year. Recording was tricker: Skype on a computer can only take a single input, which meant I couldn't mix down the mic from the room where we were... [read more]

Albums of the Year 2015

Tue 26th Jan 2016
I've been slack, very very slack. We recorded this on the 28th December but it's taken me a month to get it up and listed. In previous years I've put things on the journal but it seems like they've completely sidelined it with the new makeover. So here it is, in all its glory, 4 MP3s covering about 4 hours of blether as we, me, AKZ, Raul and Tom, each pick our favourite albums... [read more]

2014 Albums of the year with the Four Stooges

Fri 2nd Jan 2015
Okay, Just noted that I didn't have the 2014 albums in here! From: This year there are 6 MP3s to cover the whole brutal 3 hours and 40 minutes of drunken rambling. You can download them here: Choices... [read more]

Albums of the Year 2013 - Four Stooges

Thu 23rd Jan 2014
The 2013 album podcast is now done: Last.FM Page for the 2013 Podcast In the end I used the same recording setup as the previous year and that made mixing down a pretty quick job. There are a few points where the dialogue is a bit hard to hear but I couldn't really get around that: we just had the music up a bit loud and weren't talking above it enough. The main issue was deciding on a top 10.... [read more]

Albums of 2013 - Preview

Fri 6th Dec 2013
Looks like Albums of 2013 will be going ahead in full podcast style but not 'til January/Feb next year, due to my being out of the country. So here's a little consideration of the year just as we close it up. I'm still considering on Julianna Barwick and Kvelertak. I put a list together of stuff I was finding on Spotify (unless I forgot to add it, of course) from 2013. Here are 24 of the releases... [read more]

The Stats Page

Wed 4th Dec 2013
Last.FM's a great source of listening statistics but the site and API don't make it easy to really get the important data. For the purposes of the end of year album top 10 I really wanted to get a sense of complete album play equivalent. Last does list your top albums but because it's based purely on plays of tracks, albums with more tracks are disproportionately rated higher compared to those... [read more]

Top 10 Albums of the Year: Four Drunk Mates Style (2011-present)

Thu 21st Nov 2013
I'm going to presume you read the previous post around this: for the 2011 album comparison things got bigger as we brought our mate Tom Jones (not that Tom Jones, obviously) into the fold, increasing the amount of songs we had to get through and bringing more fun chaos to the proceedings. 2011's podcast, which can be relived on Last.FM journals here, here and here, had some big issues on the... [read more]

Top 10 Albums of the Year: Three Drunk Mates Podcast Style. (2008 - 2010)

Mon 4th Nov 2013
My friend AZ has always done a top 10 of his favourite releases from that year but in 2008 he thought it would be fun if he, me and our mate Raul, all did our own Top 10s, ridiculed each others, and recorded it for posterity. Since I was the guy with all the microphones and recording equipment, we did the whole thing one long, Christmas holidays evening at my flat. The general plan was to each... [read more]

Pocus Whiteface

Sun 8th Apr 2012
Pocus Whiteface is the last band I was in. There's a tonne of music links on that site and all the lyrics for our albums. We did some videos that I'm really proud of and Joe (on drums) did some great recordings. The songs were a collaborative process too. I ended up designing the website from scratch since there was no framework for bands I could find that wouldn't be massively over-engineered.... [read more]