Like any artform, music is not a competition. There is only good and bad music and that categorisation in itself is all down to subjective taste. However, in a bid for scientific rigour; some quantitative analysis to fortify the qualitative spiels, we’ve asked all the Thrash Hits contributors to list their favourite albums of 2013. Yeah, it’s here to boost our egos by claiming what we say is best and it’ll surely get some good clicks and you may (rightly) point out that it’s just another list but, at the very least, you might see an album that you’ve never heard of and think about buying it. That would be cool.
Jamie (Jim) Edward Lenman, born 9th November 1982 in Greenwich, is the lead singer and guitar player in the British alternative rock trio Reuben. He is a founding member of the band along with bassist Jon Pearce and is also the main songwriter for the band.
Jamie has been in and out of bands since his early teenage years, a few of them alongside Jon Pearce. Jamie and Jon eventually formed the band Angel with drummer Jason Wilcock. After a demo release and prior to their first EP, the band changed drummers and renamed themselves Reuben. Read more on Last.fm
Jamie Lenman on Thrash Hits
December 12th, 2013
One of the best things about music is its unpredictability. Sometimes, those moments can cause true horror but the best moments are just ace. That’s why we spend so much time caring so much – for those moments. It’s worth the risk. Most of the time. Here are all of the Thrash Hits contributors’ biggest surprises of 2013. They’re mainly bad, actually, but whatever…
December 11th, 2013
As much as it’s The Right Thing to say that music isn’t a competition, it’s also fair and correct to point out that music is not your children. You’re allowed to have a favourite and you usually do. That’s why we like to focus on our favourites. here are some brief explanations as to why our contributors’ favourite albums are their favourite albums.
Of course, all of these favourite albums were compiled and democratised into an overall Thrash Hits Album of 2013. If you’d like to read TH Editors, Raziq Rauf and Hugh Platt‘s Top 3 albums of 2013, you should click here. They’re special and one of them is writing about himself in third person right now.
December 10th, 2013
If you’re on this page, you really should have seen the Thrash Hits Albums of the Year 2013 list already. If you haven’t, you should click that link or this link and sort that out. This piece will attempt to delve into some vague statistical analysis of the results. This is really only interesting if you care deeply about either the Thrash Hits Top 20, any old statistical analysis or both, so the chances are you’ll have clicked through to something else by now. Anyway…
December 2nd, 2013
Xtra Mile Recodings
11 November 2013
Remember MTV2? It used to be pretty good back in the day. Of course like most things, it rapidly went downhill and started playing the same Bowling for Soup and Sum 41 songs, but it used to be a cool place to find out about new music before the internet came along and took all the effort out of everything. Imagine finding out about a new band from the telly? Imagine telling some youth about those halcyon days, while you bounce them on your knee, sucking away on a Werther’s Original while they ignore you, their head buried in their iPad looking up gonzo happyslap violence-porn or whatever.
October 25th, 2013
We have a healthy cluster of Reuben super-fans in our ranks at Thrash Hits so when the opportunity arose to interview Jamie Lenman on the advent of his solo return to performing live there was an almighty clamour. Gavin Lloyd grabbed the chance, however, and had a frank and lengthy discussion with one of the finest British songwriters of this generation.
Let me start off by saying Reuben are my favourite band of all time. I love everything they’ve ever done, including all the songs on their b-sides and rarities compilation We Should Have Gone To University.
A few weeks back I was having a crappy Monday morning when out of nowhere I received an email saying front man, Jamie Lenman was set to release his debut solo album. My mood completely flipped and I struggled to contain my excitement as the man who played a big part in shaping my musical taste was releasing new material.
October 25th, 2013
A few weeks back, word got out that Jamie Lenman, ex-Reuben frontman, had re-emerged from the ether, and had actually been working on a solo project for the past four years… and managed to keep it a secret! Last Wednesday, our Lottie went to his new album showcase and she drank wine.
6 things we learnt watching Jamie Lenman at The Islington