Thank you!

Mad props to The Daily Reviewer, which has just sent me a message saying that JDCMB is among their 100 Best Blogs, which feature 18 or so on music.We are in eminent company alongside the likes of Alex Ross, Opera Chic, The Omniscient Mussel, Ionarts, Adaptistration and plenty more top-notch scribes.

They’ve kindly forwarded me a badge to prove it. Aw shuks – thanks, folks!

Top 100 Blogs

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens