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 2

Welcome to the second post of Six Noises’ end-of-year shenanigans. This year, as usual, I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, eccentric and experimental rock releases from 2015. As well as a bunch of riotous New Zealand albums. None of the posts are ranked, because all I want to do is recommend a whole heap of great music. So I hope you discover a few gems below. Many thanks for stopping by Six Noises in 2015. Hail... Read More