Reviews ‘n’ Rants from Uncle Fester. Uncle Fester’s been around on the internet reviewing music for ages, and he doesn’t get enough respect from us young bucks (hollow laugh). Here are his thoughtful, straightforward reviews of 2000’s discs so far – mostly high-profile indie stuff, but with a useful smattering of worldwide releases too. I love his marking system: he roasts the Official Worst Band In The World’s Machina: The Machines Of God – no, hold on, I have to go and laugh myself sick after typing that.

That’s better. Anyway, he gives that record a kicking, avowedly to lend a sense of scale to his record reviews, but not much of one because it still gets 6- out of 10. I dread to think what kind of nameless Cthulhoid recording would merit a 1.