Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Review of 2018

Rival Consoles: Persona (*****)
Kikagaku Moyo: Masana Temples (****)
Jonny Greenwood: You Were Never Really Here (****)
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto: Glass (****)
The Soft Moon: Criminal (****)
Thom Yorke: Suspiria (****)
Spiritualized: And Nothing Hurt (****)
Suuns: Felt (****)
Johnny Jewel: Themes for Television (****)
Mint Field: Para de las Luces (****)
Grouper: Grid of Points (****)
Perfect Circle: Eat the Elephant (****)
Infinite Music: A Tribute to La Monte Young (****)
Black Label Society: Grimmest Hits (****)
Jon Hopkins: Singularity (****)

Live Music
MONO/ Jo Quail at The Cluny, 04/10 (****)
Mogwai at Northumberland University, 01/02 (****)

Phantom Thread (****)
Roma (****)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (****)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (****)
Avengers: Infinity War (****)
Bad Times at the El Royale (****)
Leave No Trace (****)
I, Tonya (****)
You Were Never Really Here (***)
Annihilation (***)
Suspiria (***)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (**)

Evil Genius: The True Story... (*****)
Making a Murderer: Season 2 (****)
The Staircase (****)
Inside No. 9: Season 4 (****)
The Sinner: Season 2 (****)
The Innocent Man (****)
Louis Theroux: Altered States (***)
A Very British Scandal (***)

Stefan Zweig: The Post Office Girl (*****)  
Haruki Murakami: Killing Commendatore (*****) 
Iain Banks: Stonemouth (*****)  
Haruki Murakami: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki... (*****) 
Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker’s Guide... (second reading, *****)  
Stefan Zweig: Beware of Pity (****) 
Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears... (second reading, ****)  
Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood (second reading, ****) 
D.H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (****)  
Mark Frost: Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier (****) 
J.G. Ballard: Super-Cannes (***)  
Francois Mauraic: Therese (***) 
Mark Frost: The Secret History of Twin Peaks (***)  
John Grisham: The Firm (second reading, ***) 
Hunter S. Thompsons: Hell’s Angels (***)  
Philip K. Dick: In Milton Lumky Territory (***) 
Philip K. Dick: Ubik (***)  
Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (***) 
Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Other Plays (***) 
Vladimir Nabokov: Pale Fire (***)
Mark Z. Danielewski: House of Leaves (**)