Music blogs and websites
Any Decent Music. Music reviews aggregated
Super Deluxe. Edition best blog for reissues and special editions
Quietus. Some of the best music writing online.
Indie shuffle. Recommendations
NME. New Musical Express – the last of the inkies left standing. Now online only.
Mojo. The one music mag I’ve stuck with since the 90s.
Tim’s Twitter Listening Party you know the drill…
Pete Paphides. Author of Broken Greek, great, moving memoir of growing up with music in the 70s and 80s. Loved it. This site collects a lot of Pete’s journalism. Also has a great weekly show on Soho radio.
John Harris. One of my favourite writers back in the days of the music press – Sounds, NME, Select.
Word in your Attic. YouTube videos hosted by Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, with various guests rambling about music and other stuff during lockdown.
Rob Chapman. Author of a brilliant book on Psychedelia.
Richard King. Author of Original Rockers and How Soon is now, about an independent record shop in Bristol, Revolver, and the story of independent record labels.
Shindig Magazine Music mag with focus on 60s psych but now covering more new music.
Head Heritage Mr Cope…
Carry on Bandcamping Blog with collections of new music in Bandcamp.
Peel sessions archive Dave Strickson’s amazing archive of peel sessions, all on YouTube.
Neptune Pink Floyd – all things Floyd
Record Shops I like
Piccadilly Records. Manchester
Raves From The Grave Frome
Rubber Soul Records. Stoke
Probe Records. Liverpool
Rough Trade. London
Beyond Vinyl. Newcastle
Cob records. Porthmadog
Andy’s Records. Aberystwyth