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Sean // Drowned in Sound

Blogging since 1996. This blog is my own space to share feeds of the best bits of the web, as well as reactions and ponderings.

Updated: 2018-03-06T09:11:29.535+00:00


DiS is 10 | Press Release


PIONEERING MUSIC WEBSITE TO CELEBRATE TENTH BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR SPECIAL LIVE EVENTS AND DEBATES AND UNIQUE CONTENT ANNOUNCED Drowned In Sound, the UK’s original music website, is ten this year and to celebrate a decade of debate, dissent and deliberation on the merits of a multitude of musics, founder and owner Sean Adams will be announcing a plethora of events and special coverage on the site.

My other blog is a Tumblr


Hello, I've sort of stopped using this blog and, like many others, I have been sucked into the vortex of Tumblr. Will try to remember to post some updates here but if you want to follow my blog from now on you'll find me here: Sean x

Forthcoming speaking engagements


I've been invited to speak and offer advice at the following two events. Please comment below or tweet me if you’re planning to attend either of the below events and there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear me speak about.  LIVE AT LEEDSFriday 30th April 2010@ Old Broadcasting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds10.45 - 11.15Keynote: “Do Anything You Wanna Do” (Speaker: Sean Adams) How much can

Some answers to some Qs about gatekeepers, tastemakers and blogging...


My answers to some dissertation questions from Sarah Scouller  • Whether you think music readers have shifted towards amateurs bloggers for believed 'authenticity' I personally think it's more for the person-to-person connection, unfiltered by editors or some naïve perceived notion that advertising influences editorial (not that this conspiracy isn't justified in some circles but usually it's

Something for the long weekend...


Just sent out this mailout, if you're not on the mailing list and would like to be, sign-up here: ------------------------D R O W N E DI N _ S O U N D ------------------------ Hello,We hope you're enjoying some fish 'n chips in the liquid sunshine on this so-called "good" "Friday". If choice paralysis hits and you can't decide

Looking For Gold: SXSW WHY? by F**ked Up


A [SXSW] festival pass can cost almost $800 a person. A band gets either wristbands or $250, which is enough to buy enough gas to get your van maybe 15 hours away from Austin, one way. Most bands are from outside that radius, and are well within the range of losing a shit ton of money by coming. In exchange, sxsw gets access to the best bands in the world, every club in Austin, and

RE: "The Men From The Press" and "DrownedinSound"


Publication packages Submission fee NME, Terrorizer, BBC Music, Drowned in Sound, Quietus £25.00via themenfromthepress.comThis IS utter bullshit and we have nothing to do with this site. We do not endorse this. Only heard about this, this afternoon.

SoundCloud - Our friends over at DrownedInSound just came over...


Click for high-res photo Our friends over at DrownedInSound just came over with this great equation: Drowned In Sound + SoundCloud + Tumblr = DrownedInSoundCloud. Total Win and immediate follow! Featuring some of the great tracks and full albums on SoundCloud, approved by DiS. Follow it here. Great idea, Sean! Thanks a bunch. via

Play This Playlist. Tracks from our Recommended Records of 2010 (thus far) | @Spotify


Our community do a lot of wonderful things and this thread compiling recent records people recommend has some great bits in it, so I thought I'd turn it into a playlist. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The RoadThe Besnard Lakes – AlbatrossFrightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See LandThe Ruby Suns – CranberryYeasayer – Ambling Alp Midlake – Rulers, Ruling All ThingsShearwater – Landscape At

Critics? You need us more than ever |


Real criticism is not about distinguishing good from bad; it is about distinguishing good from great. There's plenty of terrible art around, but it usually finds its level in the end. The curse of our time, in the arts, is mediocrity and ordinariness: the quite good film that gets an Oscar, the OK artist who becomes a megastar. Truly remarkable art is rare and to see it when it comes, to fight

Some brilliant advice for musicians (and beyond) via @musicthinktank


Map out a two year or three year plan that elaborately pulls people into your world of images, poetry, lyrics, stories, music, mystery, hints, clues, energy, characters, plot, storyline, drama, intrigue and excitement. via I've been saying a lot of similar things to this to artists recently. The possibilities on the web are endless. Treat the web like a skateboarder treats

What would you like to see more of or less of on DiS?


Here's the latest mailout, just curious what you all do and don't like about the site at the moment... (oh and if you haven't already join the mailing list here: or facebook group here:  or facebook 'fan' page here: ) --- Happy

'It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to." - Jean-Luc Godard


The following quote is from film director Jim Jarmusch:"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak

FAQs: Music Journalism, Critics, DiS' role, Taste-Making, New Music, Old Media, 2.0 woe...


As per my previous post on old media vs new media, here's my response to some questions from Anna Nikolarakis...   Do you think music journalism has changed in the past 50 years, why do you think this may be?The passion and purpose for many is still the same, if not evolved a little in terms of the focus and the understanding of the possibilities of 'rock-writing'. More generally, as an '

New ad agency for DiS & Pitchfork


Drowned in Sound and Pitchfork wins complete w00t!media’s portfolio of web’s biggest music publishers Two of the world’s most established editorial-led music websites, Pitchfork and Drowned in Sound, have appointed w00t!media as their exclusive online advertising sales partner in the UK.  The wins complete independent digital sales house w00t!media’s portfolio of influential and popular 

January's Recommended Records


Hello February!As the ice thaws and the sun doth shine, DiS is looking back at the 'bleakest month' of the year (we love bleakness and there were so great records, up yours cliches!) and with a little help from discussion on our music board, we've picked our favourite albums of January 2010.  Our must-hear ALBUM OF THE MONTH (there can be only one...) comes from Southend gothic-hip-hop-artsters

"Twitter is crack for media addicts." | The New Yorker @NewYorker


Every time I hear about Twitter I want to yell Stop. The notion of sending and getting brief updates to and from dozens or thousands of people every few minutes is an image from information hell. I’m told that Twitter is a river into which I can dip my cup whenever I want. But that supposes we’re all kneeling on the banks. In fact, if you’re at all like me, you’re trying to keep your footing

“The music industry needs to die” - Amanda Palmer | wienerpost @amandapalmer


Some choice quotes from Amanda Palmer in an interview with I heard that you are single-handedly going to save the music industry. How are you planning to do this? I’m not gonna save anything. I don’t think the music industry actually needs saving. I think the music industry – as it is – just needs to die. It needs a complete rebuild from the ground up which obviously is already

15 FAQs: Some of my thoughts on the impact of the web on old media


It's that time of year again when my inbox fills up with questions for coursework and dissertations. I find it a bit odd that I get so many of these as I never studied, in a traditional sense, beyond A-levels. Anyway, as this one was lengthy and asks a lot of the FAQ's about the impact of the web/blogs/user-generated content/etc on old media, specifically music mags, I thought it maybe best to

Radiohead: The Music Biz Could Cure Its Ills In One Week Radiohead: The Music Biz Could Cure Its Ills In One Week | paidContent:UK


“BitTorrent is very utilitarian, it’s deeply unsexy. The Richard Branson of nowadays would be able to set up a really amazing website for 14- to 24-year-olds that deals with their music ... and do something really innovative and make it really easy for people to buy music, and cheap. “A lot of 14-to 17-year-olds don’t have credit cards, so how are they going to get music digitally? These are

Kate McGarrigle: tributes from Rufus, Martha and Anna - Times Online


via Really moving tributes. Posted via web from seaninsound's posterous

Jan 14th 2010 - DiS mailout: Jay Reatard (RIP), Vampire Weekend, These New Puritans, Joanna Newsom...


----------------------------D R O W N E D I N _ S O U N D----------------------------Hello,Welcome to the first mailout of twenny ten. We hope you're having a great year so far. We might say this every year but it REALLY looks like this year is gearing up to be an amazing year for music with records due from the likes of Joanna Newsom, LCD Soundsystem and various other previous album of the year

The crocs in the major label music biz now in full-360 death roll.


I can't wait until someone invents a 740 deal, which labels can make double the money the artist is making from all the artist revenues. Obviously own stakes in MySpace Music, Spotify, etc helps matters. The full article is a little more revealing than that video but the video reminded me why I find major labels a bit like puffins, sticking their chests out and hoping something sticks. All

My/DiS' Song of the Day - Numbers 1-5 + Spotify playlist


This week, I launched a new feature on DiS. It's the bloomin' obvious concept and everyone's at it but I thought it high time we had a track/tune/song of the day on DrownedinSound. And if you add the below Spotify playlist to your playlists, you'll get the tracks automatically updated (if the songs are available).  Might have some guest choices, themed weeks and stuff like that, and will

A review of Arctic Monkeys @ Wembley that I just found in my Blackberry drafts


The durhhum-noo-noo-nuh-num-num-nurnur of the guitar strings twiddle and bend beneath the bullet-hail of drums, the combined to make the first three tracks sound surprisingly menace-zing. Twenny, maybe thirty feet away, beneath the spotlights and behind the smoke, Britian's best loved band take the stage... Asses wiggle and rap hand gestures abound. Cameraphones snap-flash, hoping to create a