Category Archives: Editorial

Wanted: Reviewers

Dear Readers,

DITC is looking for reviewers. Genre doesn’t matter. What does is writing talent, the ability to follow a format, a well constructed opinion and a sense of humour and -as a rule- that you review an artist’s album catalogue chronologically.

So, if you wish to tell the world about your favourite punk/ dubstep/ scandinavian Indie/ J-pop/ Qu’ran recital artist/album, or you know someone who does: please do send an e-mail to: digginginthacrates [dot] wordpress [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks a lot!


Public service announcement: More progress

Public Service Announcement

DITC completely cleaned up the categories section and converted a lot of sub-categories into tags, we also added a Facebook Widget and a Disclaimer.

That’ll be all, enjoy your day.

-Sir Bonkers

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Public Service Announcement: Progress

Public Service Announcement
Dear readers, contributors,

Have I got new for you! After buying a WordPress for dummies this writer discovered how to insert links into posts. After some consideration I decided to add a link to a youtube video to every song that has had an official video shot, in every tracklist of every existing review in the new format.

So, in the future, when you are getting your daily dose of expert analysis of you favourite gangsta rap/ scandinavian indie album mixed with cheesy pop trivia, any youtube music-video is but a click away.

Also, every review in the old format will be edited down to the new format in the near future. Those long-ass track-by-tracks don’t really work for my intents and purposes.

Thanks for reading!

-Sir Bonkers

Contact information

digginginthacrates [dot] wordpress [at] gmail [dot] com

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Hello world!

My name is Ben and I like to endlessly rant about music, and so do some of my friends. To spread said rants worldwide I have created this blog. The blog is called Straight from the crates because most of the music that is up for review will be at least a couple of years old and I rather fancy the idea of having crates full of vinyl around because I like the old school feel of listening to an LP. However since a lot of stuff isn’t readily available on this particular medium, since I don’t have space to stash that many records and since I don’t even own a phonograph this obviously will not actually be what we are doing. We’ll just use iTunes or Winamp like the rest of you.

Q: But isn’t that fucking pretentious?

A: Yes, it indeed it is.

Anyway, if you like to read snobby music reviews this‘ll be the site for you!