Essays Archive

19 Feb 2020

Desert Island Discs: Spilt Milk, Jellyfish

When Jellyfish released their second album, Spilt Milk, in February 1993, critics didn’t know what comparison to make of the band. They had released their first album, Bellybutton, to rave reviews and even had a Top 40
16 Feb 2020

Desert Island Discs: The Unforgettable Fire, U2

One night, as I was playing Nerf basketball in the living room with all the fervor of Michael Jordan, performing 360 dunks and shaking the entire house, I heard something different coming through the massive stereo cabinet
15 Feb 2020

Desert Island Discs: Rio, Duran Duran

Duran Duran was born during the last gasps of punk rock, when people got tired of listening to mostly bad music and jumping around with safety pins in their ears and shirts. It certainly owed a debt