Marvellously curated BBC blog of the acclaimed British film maker who specialises in films about "power and how it works in society."
Heroic ongoing attempt to create an archive of British Record Shops.
valued friend and peerless pop writer Bob Stanley.
Excellent virtual gathering place and online store for fans of reggae in all its incarnations, from bluebeat to roots; from ska to dancehall. Maintained by the organisers of North London's regular Tighten Up sessions.
First port of call for anyone with a vinyl wants list.
Invaluable source of enlightenment for anyone keen to ascertain the chart position of a favourite old record.
Funny, enthusiastic and enlightening blog written by Steve about all the surprisingly disparate records that make him happy. Steve is also the guy you might have seen on Pop Charts Britannia who kept all his old taped-off-the-radio chart rundown C90s.
Excellent North London record shop specialising in new and second-hand records of all genres. Their grading system is very fair. A Flashback VG is equivalent to most shops' NM.
A fascinating "compendium of curiosity" contributed to by Arthur Mingard, whose enormous brain also happened to build this site.
Excellently stocked Manchester vinyl institution. Always worth looking on their site as they don't seem to share their inventory with other record buying databases.
Excellent online archive of less well-remembered music magazines of the 70s and 80s.
Where the spirit of 1980s Smash Hits lives on.
Every British number one subjected to the masterful scrutiny of Tom Ewing, given an overall raiting and then debated by the gang of regular contributors.
Ever-expanding inventory of pop and rock writing spanning six decades.
The record shop which is also home to Soul Jazz – the UK's most splendid curators of affordable compilations of hard-to-find reggae, funk, soul, jazz and new wave gems.