JoeRayW’s Top 5 Films 2012

It was certainly hard picking my top five films this year. I had it down to eight, and the last few days have involved constant switching. I haven’t even been able to sleep because of it! Apart from those ten hours last night and the eight hours the night before, but that’s beside the point! I’ve decided for now, and I’m not going to go back and edit my words later down the line. Unless I can’t sleep again. That’s why there should only be five really good movies a year, makes things simple. Continue reading

Currently Listening To: Green Day – ¡Tré!

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Green Day – ¡Tré!
Release Date: 10th December 2012
Genre: Pop Punk
Reprise

The trilogy is now complete, and after a subdued ¡Uno! a lively ¡Dos!, what does ¡Tré! bring to the party? The death.  Continue reading

JoeRayW’s Top 5 Albums 2012

After having only five games to pick from for the top five games list, I’m spoilt for choice when it comes to music selection. Only problem is I haven’t really found much new music I like this year. Either new bands popping up sounding like ‘lite’ versions of bands I was expecting (The Knife, Queens Of The Stone Age and MGMT releases ran off into 2013) or it was popular bands pushing out bland new material. Though it wasn’t all so bad, these five albums made 2012 a little easier on the ears. Continue reading

Currently Listening To: Orbital – Orbital 2

orbital 2Orbital – Orbital 2
Release Date: 3rd August 1993
Genre: Ambient Techno 
Internal 

A constant use of repetition can often be annoying, but also incredibly catchy. Orbital 2 would be the latter, as each track gains momentum through repetition, but slight tweaks keep it from being too much.  Continue reading

JoeRayW’s Top 5 Games 2012

Welcome to my 2012 top five games list! It was particularly tough going to pick my five favourite games this year due to the high density of quality titles. Not the fact that I’ve only played five new games this year… at least they were all fantastic! It would be a pretty embarrassing top five if I had chosen to buy Hitman Absolution and Resident Evil 6 over some of these sparking discs of delight. Continue reading

Currently Listening To: My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything

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My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
Release Date: 1st November 1988
Genre: Shoegazing 
Sony Music

The wall of sound blurs on like a raging blizzard. Many venture close, but few make it through. But those who do find something tender and become lost within the wall. Isn’t anything?  Continue reading

New Super Mario Bros. U

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New Super Mario Bros. U
Format: Nintendo Wii U
Players: 1-5
Genre: Platformer 
Release Date: 30th November 2012
Nintendo

New console, new controller, new Mario. Everything is just so damn new! Though being the fourth New Super Mario Bros. title, is it as fresh as it likes to claim? You can keep sticking New at the front, but one day those mushrooms will go stale.  Continue reading