While a lot of my friends were attempting to convince themselves that In Utero was as good as Nevermind, I was mostly listening to this. Well, this and Orbital's Brown album and Underworld's Dubnobasswithmyheadman.
In my 90s musical hall of fame, Billy Corgan is right up there with Cobain, the Hartnoll brothers and Andrew Weatherall.
Three toe-tappers from Nottingham's finest: Bent.
The video for the new Orbital track reminded me of this old  favourite by William Orbit.
Looking forward to hearing the album by this Londoner, reminds me of Lamb or Telepopmusik.
A bonus 'weekend starts around here' - since I missed a couple of weeks whilst moving house. This is Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin performing The Boy that Wouldn't Hoe Corn, from their superb album Singing the Bones.
I hadn't bought a PJ Harvey record since 'Rid of Me' back when I was at university, many moons ago. So I am somewhat surprised to report that 'Let England Shake' is one of my favourite albums for a long time. It's reminiscent of those folksy 60's protest singers, but manages to be modern and unpretentious - in short, it's an album that Billy Bragg would give his right testicle to have written. Let England Shake deserves to be listened to as an album, but if I had to choose standout tracks they would be The Glorious Land, England and, this one, On Battleship Hill.
I used to have Nitin Sawhney's Prophesy album, from which this comes, on dvd, but my brother stole it. At least he's a tea leaf with taste.
It's Canada Day - Yay!