Animal Collective + Danny Perez – ODDSAC (2010)

Don’t buy this – if you get the chance to see it in its proper place, a disused warehouse in Hoxton with lots of drunken people in skintight jeans and fashionable hair, then you’ll enjoy. Hell, I might even manage to enjoy it there. As a new album for Animal Collective, though, it’s frankly a shocking effort.

Pendulum Live – Garden Court, Southampton (6/10/2007)

That’s the best thing about Pendulum – they bring a very human face, and real warmth and personality, to drum and bass. Guitars, drums, bass, keys and voices all meld together with a definite edge for the hook, and for keeping a crowd bouncing along. On the odd occasions I got the space, I grooved and threw some shapes, although most of the time, we were all just jumping forward to worship the band, as always seems to happen.