10 Most popular posts of 2012

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These are the most popular posts published in the past 12 months

1 Is it OK to think Skrillex is OK?

I didn’t put too much thought or time into an offhand musing as to the relative merits (or otherwise) of the wub-wub guy, so I was surprised by its popularity. Did the post’s 63,000 readers join Team Love or Team Hate?   Continue reading

Top 100 singles of all time: 79 – Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues

I’ll admit it – I’ve never really got Bob Dylan. My friend, whose dad gave me that Tyrannosaurus Rex album, was a fan – or maybe he was, I can’t quite remember. I do recall looking up at pictures of Dylan through the vague blue haze of marijuana smoke that always hovered in that house. She was a Cure fan – I remember that most, drunkenly giggling along to Lovecats. I remember her fixing her makeup in the school toilets – she’d draw eyeliner inside the rims of her eyelids in black felt-tipped pen. That still makes me shudder.  Continue reading