florence ceremonials album review

Top albums of 2011 – No. 5: Florence And The Machine, ‘Ceremonials’

Second albums are supposed to be difficult for everyone. In the case of Florence Welch, whose debut album was the ridiculously successful Lungs, this follow-up album was supposed to be more in the realms of impossible than difficult. Luckily for Florence, she doesn’t seem to give a damn about all this and just concentrates on […]

kasabian velociraptor review

Top Albums of 2011 – No. 4: Kasabian, ‘Velociraptor!’

2011 was the year Leicester lads Kasabian released their fourth album and became arguably the biggest rock band in the country. After West Ryder… established them as a much more inventive and cerebral band than the ‘lad-rock’ naysayers gave them credit for, the superbly titled Velociraptor! upped their populist appeal and added sweeping melodies to […]

Top 50 Christmas Songs – Part 2 (40-31)

It’s time to put your Santa hat back on, reach for the crackers and Mistletoe, and prepare to “Step Into Christmas” with Philip Lickley’s next ten super seasonal songs – keep your eyes peeled for Part 3 coming soon! See Part 1 here. 40. The Wombats – Is This Christmas? (2008) The Wombats aren’t known […]

Arcade Fire 2013 album

Albums to get excited about in 2013…

Now that 2012 is firmly in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look forward to what promises to be a great year for music. Already 2013 is being touted as the year guitar music makes a ‘comeback’, so all eyes are now on what albums will end up defining the year. Below I’ve listed […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 4

The final part of Philip Lickley’s top 100 songs of 2012 – see his top 25 below. Follow these links for the previous entries in the top 100: Part 1 – 100-76 Part 2 – 75 – 51 Part 3 – 50 – 26 Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 4 It’s time to […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – part 3

Part 3 of Philip Lickley’s personal list of the best songs of 2012. If you would like to contribute to All-Noise, get in touch on [email protected] Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 3 It’s time to break into the top fifty of my favourite 100 songs of the last twelve months… 50. Status Quo […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – part 2

Part 2 of Philip Lickley’s run-down of his favourite 100 songs of 2012… Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 2 It’s time to continue my countdown of my favourite songs of the year as we head towards the half way point. Have you seen your favourites yet? 75. Nicola Roberts – Yo-Yo Released: 6th […]