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.
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 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
February 7th, 2013
December 4th, 2009
December 1st, 2009
Some people don’t think Christmas is very metal. Those people are clearly wrong – though not as ‘wrong’ as that picture of Twisted Sister celebrating up there – as Christmas is not only awesome, but can also be pretty damn metal when it wants to be. The guys pulling the strings of Wacken agree with us.
September 1st, 2009
We Should Have Gone To University
Xtra Mile Recordings
24 August 2009
by Raziq Rauf
When Reuben went on an indefinite hiatus in June 2008 they caused some deep ripples in the heavy rock pond. Now, just over a year after breaking the hearts of so many of their fans, they have provided this three-disc boxset of every single song that isn’t on one of their three albums. Nice.