Thursday, January 31, 2008

Vampire Weekend

the band Vampire Weekend released their self titled debut this week. maybe the best debut since the Strokes Is this It?

Friday, January 18, 2008

radio 1 takeover

Ed and Thom from Radiohead took over Radio 1 last night from 7 - 9pm and it was, as to be expected, a great listen. The inclusion of Burial's 'Archangel' was an exceptional choice, a personal favourite, and one that will now get more attention. I have made some fantastic new discoveries. Listen to it over at the Radio 1 website now.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

No Country For Old Men

It's certainly rare in cinema to see a film and instantly express such admiration and love after only one viewing. Some people would tell you that most of the great films tend to take a few viewings to really appreaciate, and to obviously tell if it holds up to repeat viewings. However, yesterday i saw No Country for old Men in an advance screening, the new film by the Coen Brothers and it blew that perception away. I know for a fact that it will possibly only improve on repeat viewings, that what i had seen was a true masterpeiece. The Coen Brothers managed to make a film closer to their debut, Blood Simple, but also carve a completely refreshing and skillful film that works on so many different levels. Anyone who watches it and thinks it's simply a film about violence is looking at it only superficialy. It's a poetic, intricatly layered film that demands to be seen again. If only for the one of the best endings i've seen in a film for years.