The Best Sophomore Albums

  Henry: Another week with a guest-writer, though this one is more familiar. Elliot, how goes it? Elliot: Hey stranger! I'm fine and dandy thanks, hope you're all good out there on the interweb as well. Can we also take a second to appreciate the certified grade A hottie in this photo? Phwoar. H: Yeah yeah ... Just to let everyone know, he's not a child so there's … [Read more...]

Abraham’s Daughter – Arcade Fire

Hi! Sorry for the lack of ... anything recently. My life has been completely taken over by The Hunger Games. Everyone probably thinks they are the most extreme fans but I regularly exhibit worrying signs of addiction. Stephen Fry still reads HP to me to sleep and I save my HP stationary paper for really, really special people. Anyway, 3 books, 1 soundtrack and 7 hours browsing … [Read more...]

Keep The Car Running – Arcade Fire

This is a sweeping, beautiful tune that reminds me a little of Doctor Who. Does that sound crazy? One too many gingerbread lattes, perhaps. A nice break from Christmas music, anyway. Take a listen: Continue for an awesome live video: … [Read more...]

Summer Time And The Listening Is Easy: Can You Hear This Writers’ Summer Playlists

At our blog, we experience a seasonal change as music shifts from a calmer spring to the head- rush, soaring pop choruses that symbolise summer music. It’s true that in summer, there’s a tendency for the music industry to churn out ‘up-beat,’ ‘easy-going,’ tracks even more than usual. The Top 40 quickly becomes dominated by pop starlets singing about their varied, sweaty … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday To Us: Our Favourite Songs Of The Year

As you will now know, Can You Hear This is now a year old; congratulations once more to Devan Carlton for winning our competition and choosing a great album as a prize. Nowadays a year in music is a long time, different reviews, news and music-related scandals becoming a daily occurrence thanks to the Internet. I’m not complaining because as a music blog we contribute to this, … [Read more...]