Nick Southall
Senior Writer




nick Southall was born in Devon (in the bottom-left-hand corner of England) in May 1979. He likes lemurs, cooking, and headphones. He occasionally updates a blog here.




Reviews
2002 Year End Thoughts - Nick Southall2003 Year End Thoughts - Nick Southall2004 Year End Thoughts - Nick Southall2006 Year End Thoughts - Nick Southall2007 Year-End Thoughts - Writing About Music5th Projekt - Circadian65daysofstatic - One Time For All Time65daysofstatic - The Destruction of Small IdeasAcoustic Ladyland / Polar Bear - Last Chance Disco / Held On The Tips Of FingersAcoustic Ladyland - Skinny GrinAsh - Free All AngelsAsh - Twilight of the InnocentsRichard Ashcroft - Human ConditionsAsian Dub Foundation - Community MusicAsian Dub Foundation - Enemy of the EnemyAthlete - TouristBark Psychosis - ///Codename: DustsuckerBasement Jaxx - Kish KashBed - SpaceboxThe Bees - Sunshine Hit MeThe Bees - Free The BeesBeirut - The Flying Club CupBell X1 - Music In MouthThe Beta Band - Heroes to ZerosThe Beta Band - Music: The Best Of The Beta BandBloc Party - Silent AlarmBloc Party - Silent Alarm RemixedBloc Party - A Weekend in the CityThe Blue Nile - HighBoards Of Canada - The Campfire HeadphaseThe Boo Radleys - Find The Way OutThe Boo Radleys - The Best OfButterfly Boucher - FlutterbyBritish Sea Power - The Decline Of British Sea PowerKate Bush - AerialBusted - A Present For EveryoneCan - Monster Movie / SoundtracksThe Chemical Brothers - Push The Button!!! - !!!!!! - Louden Up NowThe Clientele - The Violet HourClue To Kalo - Come Here When You SleepwalkColder - AgainColdharbourstores - More Than The OtherColdplay - A Rush Of Blood To The HeadColdplay - X & YCommon - Electric CircusThe Coral - The CoralCornelius - PointDelays - Faded Seaside GlamourDelays - You See ColoursDirty Vegas - OneDismemberment Plan - ChangeDJ Shadow - The Private PressSiobhan Donaghy - Revolution In MeSiobhan Donaghy - GhostsDave Douglas - Freak InNick Drake - Made To Love MagicThe Earlies - These Were The EarliesEditors / Clor - The Back Room / ClorThe Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Horse Of The DogElbow - Cast of ThousandsElectrelane - No Shouts, No CallsThe Electric Soft Parade - Holes In The WallMissy Elliott - This Is Not a Test!Embrace - This New DayEngineers - FollyEngineers - EngineersE.S.T. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) - Seven Days Of Fallinge.s.t. (Esbjorn Svensson Trio) - Tuesday WonderlandExplosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live ForeverFaux Pas - Entropy Begins at HomeFelix Da Housecat - Devin Dazzle & The Neon FeverFennesz - VeniceThe Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsFour Tet - PauseFour Tet - RoundsLiam Frost & The Slowdown Family - Teach Me How the Spectres DanceBeth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Out Of SeasonGuillemots - I Saw Such Things In My Sleep EPGuillemots - Through the Window PaneGuns n Roses - Greatest HitsThe Hackensack Dilemma - Flotsam & Jetsam Happy Mondays - Uncle DysfunktionalPJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The SeaHaven - Between The SensesRichard Hawley - LowedgesHayden - Skyscraper National ParkGemma Hayes - Night On My SideHope Of The States - The Lost RiotsThe Horrors - Strange HouseIdlewild - The Remote PartIdlewild - Warnings / PromisesJanes Addiction - StraysKaiser Chiefs - EmploymentKaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry MobKeane - Hopes and FearsKeane - Under the Iron SeaKelis - TastyKing Biscuit Time - Black GoldAlexander Kowalski - ResponseLambchop - Aw C’Mon / No You C’MonLambchop - DamagedRay Lamontagne - Till the Sun Turns BlackLCD Soundsystem - 45:33LCD Soundsystem - The Sound of SilverLive - Birds Of PrayLL Cool J - THE DEFinitionM83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost GhostsM83 - Before The Dawn Heals UsM83 - Digital Shades Vol. 1Manitoba - Up In FlamesManitoba - Start Breaking My HeartMansun - Legacy: The Best of MansunMassive Attack - 100th WindowMassive Attack - CollectedMaximo Park / Tom Vek - A Certain Trigger / We Have SoundMedicine8 - :ironstylingsMedicine - The Mechanical Forces of LoveMoco - Out To GoMr. Lif - I PhantomMs. Dynamite - A Little DeeperThe Music - The MusicThe Music - Welcome To The NorthMusic A.M. - A Heart & Two StarsKate Nash - Made of BricksThe Necks - Drive ByNew Young Pony Club - Fantastic PlayroomNirvana - NirvanaOasis - Don’t Believe The TruthThe Open - StatuesOrbital - Blue AlbumThe Others - The OthersOutkast - Speakerboxxx / The Love BelowPhoenix - AlphabeticalPlaid - SpokesPlaid & Bob Jaroc - Greedy BabyPluramon - Dreams Top RockThe Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages Of...Primal Scream - Evil HeatPrimal Scream - Riot City BluesQueens Of The Stone Age - Songs for the DeafRadiohead - Hail To The ThiefThe Rapture - EchoesThe Rapture - Pieces of the People We LoveRoots Manuva - Awfully DeepShack - Heres Tom With The WeatherShack - ...The Corner of Miles and GilThe Shortwave Set - The Debt CollectionSimian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain ReleaseSix.By Seven - If Symptoms Persist Kill Your DoctorSix.By Seven - Artists Cannibals Poets ThievesSofa Surfers - EncountersBritney Spears - In The ZoneSpiritualized - Amazing GraceJohn Squire - Time Changes EverythingStateless - The Bloodstream EPStereophonics - Language. Sex. Violence. Other?The Stone Roses - The Very Best Of The Stone RosesSly & The Family Stone - A Whole New Thing / Dance to the Music / Life / Stand! / There’s A Riot Going On / Fresh / Small TalkStrategy - Future RockThe Streets - A Grand Don’t Come For FreeThe Strokes - First Impressions of EarthStudio - West CoastSugababes - Taller In More WaysSugababes - ThreeSuper Furry Animals - Phantom PowerSuper Furry Animals - Hey Venus!Supergrass - Road To RouenDavid Sylvian - BlemishTerris - Learning To Let GoThirteen Senses - ContactThe Tuss - Rushup EdgeTwo Lone Swordsmen - Wrong Meeting IIU2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic BombUnderworld - Oblivion With BellsVarious Artists - Chairman of the Board: Surf Soundtracks 64-74Various Artists - The Neptunes Present... ClonesTom Vek / Maximo Park - We Have Sound / A Certain TriggerThe Verve - This Is Music – The Singles 92-98Luke Vibert - YosepHThe Vines - Highly EvolvedThe Vines - Winning DaysVive La Fete - Nuit BlancheRufus Wainwright - Want TwoRufus Wainwright - Release the StarsTom Waits - Real GoneGillian Welch - Soul JourneyWilderness Survival - Pisces Son Heir He’s RisingWilderness Survival - We Were 21 In ‘03Robbie Williams - Greatest HitsWitness - Under A SunPatrick Wolf - LycanthropyPatrick Wolf - The Magic Position Working For A Nuclear Free City - Businessmen & GhostsYo Zushi - Notes for “Holy Larceny”Will Young - Keep On

Features
65daysofstaticInterview
A Diary of SoundSoulseeking
A Snapshot – July 15th 2003Soulseeking
A Week in the Musical LifeArticle
A.R. Kane - "i"On Second Thought
Bands; Those Funny Little Plans (That Never Tur...Soulseeking
Bark Psychosis: The Stylus Interview Series, ...Article
Bark Psychosis: Absent FriendSeconds
Battles: Live in BristolPop Playground
Bob Marley - ExodusOn Second Thought
Bridge to TerabithiaMovie Review
Cars & FootballSoulseeking
Clothes for BusinessSoulseeking
Delakota: The RockSeconds
Disco Inferno: The Five EPsSeconds
Embrace - Drawn From MemoryOn Second Thought
Embrace / Bloc Party / 21gunsalute / Pet Shop B...The Rubber Room
Embrace: The Stylus InterviewArticle
Eminem - EncoreOn Second Thought
Firing The Canon (A List) (of b-sides) (and oth...Soulseeking
From the Back of the ShelfPop Playground
Fugazi - The ArgumentOn Second Thought
How Many Times, People? The Return of EmbraceArticle
I Hate Talking About MusicSoulseeking
Imperfect Sound ForeverArticle
Imperfect Sound Forever RevisitedSoulseeking
iPop is DeadSoulseeking
Jane’s Addiction - Ritual De Lo HabitualOn Second Thought
Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With A Bl...On Second Thought
Mansun - Attack of the Grey LanternOn Second Thought
Mercury Rising: The Mercury Prize 2003Article
Michael Head & The Strands - The Magical World ...On Second Thought
Miles Davis - In A Silent WayOn Second Thought
Miles Davis: Spanish KeySeconds
Monday Morning (Brings The Dawn In)Soulseeking
Nick Southall: Singles CommentatorThe Singles Jukebox
No Music DaySoulseeking
No One Goes To The Shows (There Ain’t No Show...Soulseeking
Orbital: Halcyon + on + onSeconds
Orbital: WorksPlaying God
Over the Stairs: Welcome to the Magical World o...Article
Patrick Wolf: The Stylus InterviewArticle
Plaid: SquanceSeconds
Playing God With The Verve’s Urban HymnsArticle
PrimerA Second Take
PrinceOn First Listen
Rita Lee & Os Mutantes - Hoje É o Primeiro Dia...On Second Thought
Rollercoasting (Part 1)Soulseeking
Rollercoasting (Part Two)Soulseeking
Snow Patrol: An Olive Grove Facing the SeaSeconds
SoulseekingArticle
Stranded: Talk Talk- Spirit of EdenArticle
Stylus Sells Out...Pop Playground
Talk Talk - Spirit of EdenOn Second Thought
The (indie) Kids Are(n’t) Alright.Soulseeking
The Beta Band: Pure ForSeconds
The Boo Radleys - Giant StepsOn Second Thought
The Death of a Record CollectionSoulseeking
The Lounge Revival ComethPop Playground
The Path to PaintingSoulseeking
The Perfect Listener (Pt. 1)Soulseeking
The Perfect Listener (Pt. 2)Soulseeking
The Public Gets What the Public WantsSoulseeking
The Stone Roses: I Am The ResurrectionSeconds
The The - Mind BombOn Second Thought
The Verve - A Northern SoulOn Second Thought
Top 10 Things I Hate About CDsStaff Top 10
Top Ten Albums from 1996 (As Chosen by an Obnox...Staff Top 10
Top Ten Albums of 1995Staff Top 10
Top Ten Albums Released...Staff Top 10
Top Ten Alcoholic BeveragesStaff Top 10
Top Ten Beatles Songs for a Lapsed Beatles FanStaff Top 10
Top Ten Best Sounding Records, 1997-PresentStaff Top 10
Top Ten Books I Have Started But Never FinishedStaff Top 10
Top Ten Current Favourite FootballersStaff Top 10
Top Ten EPsStaff Top 10
Top Ten Films—According To A Film LibrarianStaff Top 10
Top Ten Most Listened To In 2007 (Not From 2007)Staff Top 10
Top Ten Music Geek AccessoriesStaff Top 10
Top Ten Musical Signifiers (Almost) Guaranteed ...Staff Top 10
Top Ten Oblique StrategiesStaff Top 10
Top Ten Postrock AlbumsStaff Top 10
Top Ten Reasons to Keep on DrinkingStaff Top 10
Top Ten Reasons to StopStaff Top 10
Top Ten Songs About TrainsStaff Top 10
Top Ten Songs I Loved To Dance To At The School...Staff Top 10
Top Ten Songs I’d Cover If I Recorded an Albu...Staff Top 10
Top Ten Songs That Are Most Definitely NOT Abou...Staff Top 10
Top Ten Songs That Remind Me Of SexStaff Top 10
Top Ten Songs To Make-Out ToStaff Top 10
Top Ten Stone Roses LyricsStaff Top 10
Top Ten Things Which Define EnglishnessStaff Top 10
Top Ten Ways to Make Better RecordsStaff Top 10
Top Ten Worst Sounding Records, 1997-PresentStaff Top 10
Verve - A Storm In HeavenOn Second Thought
White Town: Your WomanSeconds
Why The Evening Session Must DiePop Playground
Witness - Before the CalmOn Second Thought
 
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