Four Thousand

This is post number four thousand at Bagging Area, the four thousandth time I’ve written a few words about pop music. Without wanting to blow my own trumpet too much, that’s a lot of posts and some kind of achievement- possibly also a sign of an obsessive nature and as Drew sometimes points out a tad self indulgent too. But still, four thousand.

Some musical maths for you. I was thinking about trying to do a Countdown style randomly selected set of numbers (in song titles) and seeing if anyone could use them to calculate 4000. But I’ve just spent 48 hours living in a field in Lancashire with a group of 14 year olds as an end of the school year experience and I’m quite tired so the maths is staying very simple and involves these artists- Massive Attack v Burial, The Charlatans and The Gentle Waves.

 Four Walls

Let The Good Times Be Never Ending

Hold Back A Thousand Hours

Massive Burial


This looks good- Massive Attack versus Burial on heavyweight 12″ vinyl, Burial re-working 4 Walls and Paradise Circus; crackle, bass, spectral samples, general air of spooky foreboding. It’s out today for pre-order, available from next Monday and limited to 1000 copies so don’t hang about. Get it here or here.