NOUGHTIES/NOWTS/00s POLL CAMPAIGNING SIDE-THREAD: Youtube, Bandcamp & other links to YOUR nominations that AREN'T ON SPOTIFY

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I can't be asked making a Youtube playlist or whatever - the Spotify playlists are taking long enough. Just paste anything you want more exposure for here (albums or tracks), so long as it isn't also on Spotify, because that'd be rude.

Here's my sole non-Spotify nomination so far:

^^^listen if you like Mellotrons and quaint English yearning

imago, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

This is my only non-spotify nom

It's Halcali and it is very good, vote for it if you like good things, cheers.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

Here's a youtube playlist for A Mountain of One's "Collected Works", which I don't see on spotify. The band had some connection to Studio/Lissvik that I never fully worked out, but this album didn't get nearly as much attention on ILM as Studio did. They are in the same yacht rock/Balearic vein, but AMoO have a bit more 1980s cheese. It's still one of my most listened-to albums. "Brown Piano" might be the most well-known song because of the remix on Yearbook 2, but I think everything on the album is great. Don't bother with their second album, Institute of Joy -- it sucks.

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 6 September 2019 01:03 (two weeks ago) link

I found out about Sambomaster from Tim Rogers' blog back in '05 or '06. I recall he described them as "superpowerpop." I became pretty obsessed with the album this song is from, to the point where I seriously started studying Japanese. AFAICT, they have virtually no fanbase outside of Japan. Their name is a reference to the Russian martial art and not the racist caricature, but I can see it making them tough to market in the US regardless. They made some of the best and most idiosyncratic pop-rock I've ever heard (they're still around, but they seriously declined in quality after this album, IMO). Their old, good stuff is totally absent from Spotify.

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:32 (one week ago) link

I didn't nominate this (thanks, J. Sam!) but will definitely be voting for it, one of the decade's great one-offs:

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:49 (one week ago) link

Who can forget The Astronauts’ classic 1981 release ‘Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs’! But did you know they were still releasing amazing stuff in the 00s (admittedly as The Otters) and even now? If there’s anything you’re ambivalent about on your tracks ballot and you like seedy, melodramatic post-punk, you might decide to include this wonderful simmering mess:

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:51 (one week ago) link

^^^massively seconded. it's a little nightmare vision of the uk descending into hell

imago, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:53 (one week ago) link

Halcali were amazing.

There's a load of soca stuff missing from Spotify. For some reason the only version of Shurwayne Winchester's 2005 Road March winner Dead Or Alive is by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble.

The only version of Rikki Jai's Mor Tor is the vastly inferior remix with Machel Montano. Probably my favourite ever chutney song and something i'm always tempted to send people a link to when asked my family background.

Lee Hyun-Hyun was a briefly huge, largely forgotten (afaict) K-Pop star in the early 2000s with a much stronger emphasis on Eurodance than more R&B-influenced contemporaries like BOA. All her albums are great - Vol. 4: I <3 Natural probably the best and most cohesive.

Maudlin Russian Italo-pop is pretty much my favourite music genre and Belaya Cheremukha by Tatyana Bulanova is peak mauldin-Russian-Italo-pop

Spotify seems to have every Allison Moorer album apart from her towering achievement - The Hardest Part, the greatest country album of a highly competitive decade.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:18 (one week ago) link

A couple of tracks from the MC Saizmundo album 'Blaen Troedar'. I can't find 'Cymraeg-Inglish' which was my track pick.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Saturday, 14 September 2019 09:06 (six days ago) link

This seems to be the only online version of my non-Spotify nom (a live take of The Sharp Ease playing “L.A. Mist”):

#YABASIC (morrisp), Saturday, 14 September 2019 18:19 (six days ago) link

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:26 (five days ago) link

Not on Spotify for obvious reasons.

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 15 September 2019 21:18 (five days ago) link

Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson's Objects In Space mix)

Epic peak of...this kind of thing

nashwan, Sunday, 15 September 2019 22:16 (five days ago) link

a perfect bluesy dirge about time and falling out of love

ogmor, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:58 (three days ago) link

Nice one! I only nominated Fig. 5 fwiw.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:01 (three days ago) link

that song was everything I wanted from that whole scene, love them at their most acoustic. not a million miles away from the pink reason album I nominated as well, which is well worth a listen if everyday gets you in the mood

ogmor, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:07 (three days ago) link

One of the few records made in Blackpool to make the poll, a topsy turvy tale of the highs and lows of the playoffs, originally released due to lack of evidence

saer, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:32 (three days ago) link

Plus Tech Squeeze Box - Cartooom!

A hyper, frenetic genre-bending Picopop album, that is basically a half cartoon. Similar to Cornelius's Fantasma, but even more concentrated.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:44 (three days ago) link


Pastebin link for nominations? The only way I can make a ballot is to go through an actual list with text.

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:45 (three days ago) link

This is pretty well known I guess, but I still think this is the best work by Richard D. James and none of it is on spotify:

silverfish, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:02 (three days ago) link


Pastebin link for nominations? The only way I can make a ballot is to go through an actual list with text.

― sleeve, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:45 PM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Seconded! Help us out here LJ (and if you don't know how pastebin works send me the raw full lists and I'll upload them)

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:29 (three days ago) link

Tomorrow is the big day when I'll blitz the rest of the Spotify playlists and turn the data into spreadsheets or whatever. If I need help I will let you know though!

I think the actual voting thread may manifest early next week

imago, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:30 (three days ago) link

Cool beans

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:33 (three days ago) link

thanks imago!

sleeve, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 01:24 (two days ago) link


billstevejim, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 04:22 (two days ago) link

no jay-z on spotify either

billstevejim, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 04:25 (two days ago) link

NATO - Chorjavon (or Chorchavon idk)

Former TATU manager Ivan Shapovalov had a bunch of minor projects, none of which were really any good with the exception of NATO - who seems to have been an attempt to do for pretend-terrorism what his other band had done for pretend-lesbianism. The marketing was monumentally tasteless but the single, an updated version of a Tajik folk song iirc, was stunning. The version on YouTube isn't quite as good as the original single but is still great.

ShariVari, Thursday, 19 September 2019 14:04 (yesterday) link

here are two extremely psychedelic blackened drone albums i love that aren't on spotify

The Crowned Heads of Europe / Sports - split [2008]

Yoga - Megafauna [2009]

Non stop chantar (crüt), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:36 (twelve hours ago) link

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