Six Noises EOY ’16: Outliers, Experimentalists, and Psychedelic Voyagers

I’m not entirely sure how to describe the pool of albums below. It’s somewhat of a mishmash of the avant-garde and alternative albums that I enjoyed the most in 2016. Although, avant-garde always sounds so pretentious, doesn’t it? I don’t think I’m a music snob, but I guess we all are to a degree. I’m just as happy listening to trashy 80s hair metal as I am heavily conceptual sound art. But I do like a lot of unorthodox... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Eccentrics and Experimentalists Part 1

Welcome to the first post of Six Noises’ end-of-year shenanigans. This year, as usual, I’ll be dispensing with any crotchety critic antics to simply let fly with a bunch of posts cataloguing a whole heap of first-rate metal, punk, eccentric and experimental rock, and a bunch of riotous New Zealand albums from 2015. Basically, the intent behind all of the upcoming lists can be best encapsulated by those immortal words uttered by the sadly departed... Read More