I just went to church (I think)/ watched Beyoncé’s Netflix doco Homecoming. Mind and soul totally blown. Watch it and then listen to my highly emotional take/ a 14 minute stream of consciousness fanboy review. You should (hopefully) be able to find it on your podcast platform of choice here: https://anchor.fm/daniel-murphy

It’s Grammy night 2018, y’all. After just landing back in the UK from sunny California, I’m regretting that I didn’t stay in the US another night to watch it live. I mean, where are my priorities at? Unless jet lag wakes me at 3am so I can at least see the best album announced, it […]

Unless you’re Amish – or embracing a similar radical lifestyle that includes no social media – you no doubt saw the news and read the (face)books. The news that Frank Ocean’s muuuuch looooong awaited second album, Boys Don’t Cry (his first mixtape not technically counted as an album, for reasons I’ll explain another time) was […]

The list of muse-os on my concert bucket list expands annually, not unlike my waistline – I wonder if the two are related? There’s some food for thought in among my thoughts about food. Fiona Apple, Outkast and Aaliyah have each hovered around the top three of that list for more than 10 years now. Sure, […]

By my ear-ssessment, there’s one truly great pop album every year. For full disclosure I actually have about 52 truly favourite albums each year. Still, among that crowd there is always one snap-crackling pop dynamo that stands out as the queen bee among the wanna-bees. In 2013, that queen bee was literally Queen Bey with her self titled gift from above. At […]