Endless colours of music to share. Photo: Bengt Nyman
Welcome to The Song Bar, a sociable establishment where visitors can enthuse and share in their music tastes, indulge in civilised discussion and create playlists on a whole variety of subjects. Feel free to drop in anytime. The main event is the song blog, where each Thursday a topic will be set, and readers can nominate and recommend music on that theme, culminating in a playlist compiled by a guest writer on the following Wednesday.
So find yourself a seat, grab a drink, have a read and listen, and if you like it, join in ...
Verbal, drama and perspective, Jam to Johnnie Taylor, Morrissey to Elvis Costello, this week's guest writer attwilightlarks picks a sharp, satirical and punchy playlist inspired by last week's ironic topic
From Frank Ocean's Blonde to a fitting sign-off by Leonard Cohen, we complete our two-part list of a total of 50 album releases suggested by readers that reflected the mood and events of the past 12 months
Before Christmas madness descends, peruse our selection of vinyl and other releases including rare stuff from the Doors, Bat For Lashes, Gold Panda and polished new work from Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer