Is anybody know the Top 50 of best records by The Wire mag ?
― comet170, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:25 (ten years ago) Permalink
01 Robert Wyatt - Comicopera (Domino)
02 Burial - Untrue (Hyperdub)
03 Panda Bear - Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)
04 OM - Pilgrimage (Southern Lord)
05 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver (DFA/EMI)
06 Von Südenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions (Domino)
07 Pram - The Moving Frontier (Domino)
08 MIA - Kala (XL)
09 Battles - Mirrored (Warp)
10 Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 36 (Fabric)
11 Grinderman - Grinderman (Mute)
12 Kassin+2 - Futurismo (Luaka Bop)
13 Matthew Dear - Asa Breed (Ghostly)
14 Strategy - Future Rock (Kranky)
15 Laub - Deinetwegen (AGF Producktion)
16 Björk - Volta (One Little Indian)
17 Pole - Steingarten (~scape)
18 Harmonia - Live 1974 (Grönland)
19 John Butcher - The Geometry Of Sentiment (Emanem)
20 Akio Suzuki - K7 Box (ALM)
21 Deerhunter - Cryptograms (Kranky)
22 Lil' Wayne - Da Drought 3 (Mixtape) (No Label)
23 Peter Evans Quartet - Peter Evans Quartet (Firehouse 12)
24 James Blackshaw - The Cloud Of Unknowing (Tompkins Square)
25 Kemialliset Ystävät - Kemialliset Ystävät (Fonal)
26 Pandit Pran Nath - Raga Cycle (SRI Moonshine)
27 Flower-Corsano Duo - The Radiant Mirror (Textile)
28 Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls (Too Pure)
29 Zeitkratzer & Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music (Asphodel)
30 Gudrun Gut - I Put A Record On (Monika Enterprise)
31 Marnie Stern - In Advance Of The Broken Arm (Kill Rock Stars)
32 Throbbing Gristle - Part Two: The Endless Not (Mute)
33 Rhys Chatham - The Crimson Grail (Table Of The Elements)
34 Radiohead - In Rainbows (www.inrainbows.com/XL)
35 The Focus Group - We Are All Pan's People (Ghost Box)
36 The Terminals - Last Days Of The Sun (Last Visible Dog)
37 Sightings - Through The Panama (Load)
38 Anthony Braxton - 9 Compositions Iridium 2006 (Firehouse 12)
39 Steve Jansen - Slope (Samadhisound)
40 Haswell & Hecker - Blackest Ever Black (Warner Classics)
41 Colleen - Les Ondes Silencieuses (Leaf)
42 Dial - 168K (Cede)
43 Wooden Shjips - Wooden Shjips (Holy Mountain)
44 fORCH - Spin Networks (PSI)
45 PJ Harvey - White Chalk (Island)
46 Hanne Hukkelberg - Rykestrasse 68 (Nettwerk)
47 Susan Howe & David Grubbs - Souls Of The Labadie Tract (Blue Chopsticks)
48 Lichens - Omns (Kranky)
49 Low - Drums And Guns (Sub Pop)
50 Frank Bretschneider - Rhythm (Raster-Norton)
― scott seward, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:27 (ten years ago) Permalink
many thanks !!!
― comet170, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:41 (ten years ago) Permalink
no cool metal albums. although helmet's old drummer did sneek into the top ten. shhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:43 (ten years ago) Permalink
(See also: Year-End Critics' Polls '07)
― Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:44 (ten years ago) Permalink
well now they don't have to! i was sparing them...
― scott seward, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:47 (ten years ago) Permalink
a great list, though throbbing gristle' and pj harvey' albums are higher in my personal list ;)
― comet170, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:48 (ten years ago) Permalink
(Just saying that there is also some discussion over there.)
― Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:50 (ten years ago) Permalink
I voted in that, but none of what I voted for made the Top 50. Guess it was a long shot expecting Tego Calderón and UGK to be big among Wire editors 'n' contributors, but hey, Celtic Frost's Monotheist made last year's 50, thanks solely to me and (I think) Edwin Pouncey.
― unperson, Thursday, 20 December 2007 00:57 (ten years ago) Permalink
That's the highest placing i've seen for Ric V's Fabric 36 (10th).
Good to see Strategy in there too. I haven't seen even a MENTION for his record over at 'Year-End Critics' Polls 07.com'
― sam500, Thursday, 20 December 2007 01:06 (ten years ago) Permalink
phil are the individual lists shown in the magazine? i'd be curious to see what you voted for.
― Mark Clemente, Thursday, 20 December 2007 03:01 (ten years ago) Permalink
pouncey, too, for that matter. there are a lot of individual writers i like at the wire.
there's a critical beats list, as usual, though this year it's compiled between me, stelfox and another critical beater, and perhaps others i'm not aware of. which, frankly, is a relief, because last year i think it was just me (could be wrong there), which seems a skewed way of doing a best-of list, at best.
i wish i'd heard that tego calderón record, actually. he must have one of my favorite voices in all pop music.
and yeah, ricardo at 10? bizarre!
― pshrbrn, Thursday, 20 December 2007 06:16 (ten years ago) Permalink
loved the robert wyatt too. amazing beautiful album
― filthy dylan, Thursday, 20 December 2007 06:20 (ten years ago) Permalink
I don't know if we want to keep this thread going along with the Year-End Critics' Polls '07 thread, but I've also started typing up the individual genre lists since I'd done the overall top 50 as above.
Here's the first four genre lists. I felt too tired when I turned the page over to find another seven to do those as well, so Global, Hiphop, Jazz & Improv, Modern Composition, Outer Limits, Reissues and Compilations will have to follow later.
Sir Richard Bishop - Polytheistic Fragments (Drag City)
Loren Connors - The Hymn Of The North Star (Family Vineyard)
Ghost - In Stormy Nights (Drag City)
High On Fire - Death Is This Communion (Relapse)
Kousokuya - Ray Night (Ray Night Music)
Liars - Liars (Mute)
Mouthus - Saw A Halo (Load)
MV & EE With The Bummer Road - Green Blues (Ecstatic Peace)
Six Organs Of Admittance - Shelter From The Ash (Drag City)
Yellow Swans - At All Ends (Load)
Benga - Crunked Up (Tempa)
Blackdown & Dusk - The Blitz (Keysound)
The Bug Featuring Flowdan - Skeng (Hyperdub)
Durrty Goodz - Axiom EP (No Label)
Petre Inspirescu - TIPS (Cadenza)
Junior Boys - Like A Child (Carl Craig Remix) (Domino)
Kalabrese - Rumpelzirkus (Stattmusik)
Thomas Melchior - No Disco Future (Perlon)
Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Mix) (Skull Disco)
Skull Disco - Soundboy's Ashes Get Chopped Up And Snorted (Skull Disco)
Bullwackies Allstars - Free For All (Wackies)
Disrupt - Foundation Bit (Werk)
D-Roy Band - Mawamba Dub (D-Roy/Badda Music)
Keith Hudson - Nu Skin Up (Pressure Sounds)
Kiddus I - Rockers: Graduation In Zion (Dub Store)
Carlton Patterson Meets King Tubby - Black And White In Dub (Hot Pot)
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Ape-ology (Trojan)
The Revolutionaries - Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room 1974-1980 (Pressure Sounds)
King Tubby Meets Aggrovators - At Dub Station (Trojan)
Wailing Souls - Classic Cuts 1978-1984 (Greensleeves)
Deepchord Presents Echospace - The Coldest Season (Modern Love)
Thomas Fehlmann - Hönigpumpe (Kompakt)
Fennesz & Sakamoto - Cendre (Touch)
Giuseppe Ielasi - August (12K)
Murcof - Cosmos (Leaf)
September Collective - All The Birds Were Anarchists (Mosz)
Signal - Robot (Raster-Noton)
Andy Stott - Fear Of Heights EP (Modern Love)
Underground Resistance - Electronic Warfare 2.0 (Underground Resistance)
Uusitalo - Karhunainen (Huume)
― krakow, Thursday, 20 December 2007 11:21 (ten years ago) Permalink
Cheers Krakow. I'll now thank you over at the DoomedForever forum as well ;)
― Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 20 December 2007 11:25 (ten years ago) Permalink
Thanks, one has to look out for ones online kudos/cool points. ;)
― krakow, Thursday, 20 December 2007 11:40 (ten years ago) Permalink
Ha ha, High On Fire is "avant rock" now.
― unperson, Thursday, 20 December 2007 11:42 (ten years ago) Permalink
Another 5 of The Wire's 2007 genre lists, again crossposted (not xposted) with the Year-End Critics' Polls '07 thread.
Tony Allen - Moyege (Mark Ernestus Mix) & Ole (Moritz Von Oswald Mix) (Honest Jons)
Bob Brozman - Lumiere (Riverboat)
Extra Golden - Hera Man Nono (Thrill Jockey)
Group Doueh - Guitar Music From The Western Sahara (Sublime Frequencies)
Group Ineane - Guitars From Agadez (Sublime Frequencies)
Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers - Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers (Honest Jons)
Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests - Moa Anbessa (Terp)
Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed - Hulgizey: Always, Forever (Terp)
Omar Souleyman - Highway To Hassake: Folk And Pop Sounds Of Syria (Sublime Frequencies)
Rachid Taha - Diwan 2 (Wrasse)
Black Milk - Popular Demand (Fat Beats)
Coughee Brothaz - Waitin' Our Turn (Coughee Brothaz Entertainment)
Devin The Dude Featuring Snoop & Andre 3000 - What A Job (Rap-A-Lot)
Flying Lotus - Reset EP (Warp)
Jay-Z - American Gangster (Roc-A-Fella)
Lil' Wayne - Da Drought 3 (Mixtape) (No Label)
7L & RaZor - Bladerunners (Five Day Weekend)
Shape Of Broad Minds - Craft Of The Lost Art (Lex)
Trim - Soulfood Vol 2 (No Label)
UGK Featuring OutKast - International Players Anthem (Ear 2 Da Street)
Jazz & Improv
Derek Bailey - Standards (Tzadik)
Anthony Braxton - 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006 (Firehouse 12)
John Butcher - The Geometry Of Sentiment (Emanem)
Peter Evans Quartet - Peter Evans Quartet (Firehouse 12)
Susie Ibarra's Electric Kulintang - Dialects (PR)
The Necks - Townsville (RER)
William Parker & Hamid Drake - Piercing The Veil (AUM Fidelity)
Cato Salsa Experience/The Thing/Joe McPhee - Two Bands And A Legend (Smalltown Superjazzz)
Matthew Shipp - Piano Vortex (Thirsty Ear)
David S Ware Quartet - Renunciation (AUM Fidelity)
Earle Brown - Tracer (Mode)
Philip Corner - Extreme Positions (New World)
Morton Feldman - String Quartet No 1 (Hat Art)
Morton Feldman - Three Voices (Col Legno)
Jonathan Harvey - Angels (Soupir Editions)
Jonathan Harvey - Choral Music (Soupir Editions)
Tim Hodgkinson - Sketch Of Now (Mode)
Mauricio Kagel - Quirinus' Liebeeskuss (Winter & Winter)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung (Harmonia Mundi)
Charles Wuorinen - Cyclops 2000/A Reliquary For Igor Stravinsky (London Sinfonietta)
Astral Social Club - Neon Pibroch (Important)
Axolotl - Memory Theatre (Important)
Eyes And Arms Of Smoke - A Religion Of Broken Bones (Cenotaph)
Henry Flynt - Nova'Billy (Locust)
Ben Frost - Theory Of Machines (Bedroom Community)
Moha! - Norwegianism (Rune Grammofon)
Charlotte Moorman - Cello Anthology (Alga Marghen)
Charlemagne Palestine - The Golden Mean (Shiin)
RST - Other Machines (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
Stephen Vitiello - Listening To Donald Judd (Sub Rosa)
― krakow, Thursday, 20 December 2007 11:57 (ten years ago) Permalink
slightly surprised at no Stars of the Lid.
― toby, Thursday, 20 December 2007 13:09 (ten years ago) Permalink
that eyes and arms of smoke album came out 2 years ago!!
― resolved, Thursday, 20 December 2007 13:12 (ten years ago) Permalink
Jesu is on way fewer lists than I expected, this one included.
― Usual Channels, Thursday, 20 December 2007 13:39 (ten years ago) Permalink
Jesu and Ghost have suffered from being out so early in year I think.
― Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:25 (ten years ago) Permalink
pshrbrn, I like some of this Soundboy Punishments (or is it Skill Disco?--I'm not sure which is the artist name and which is the title) linked to on your blog. Only, I am listening to all the clips together, and I thought the first free clips were all the same song, and I was like: I like the way this song just keeps changing! (Anyway, it's that time of year to at least briefly check out strands of music I normally pay no attention to.)
― Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:31 (ten years ago) Permalink
(Oh wait, it says right there "Artist: Skull Disco.")
The artist is actually Shackleton (or Appleblim or occassionally Gatekeeper.) The label is Skull Disco.
― Alex in SF, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:36 (ten years ago) Permalink
This details who did what:
― Alex in SF, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:39 (ten years ago) Permalink
Okay, that's not what emusic says (not that I don't believe you and discogs.com).
― Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:44 (ten years ago) Permalink
Yea, surprised at no Stars of the Lid as well as no Angels of Light.
― Mark Clemente, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:55 (ten years ago) Permalink
Rockist: you can check out a free mix on their website:
― toby, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:57 (ten years ago) Permalink
I actually found that just now, but the link to the mix isn't working for me.
― Rockist Scientist, Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink
The composition list is really half-arsed. Although I don't think I could name more than Spahlinger's "Farben Der Fruhe" as a piece that came out this year, as I'm not interested w/ dates.
Hopefully it will get a mention next year but there is little to suggest that they'll bother with much music that begins from AFTER Stock/Kagel/etc onwards..
― xyzzzz__, Thursday, 20 December 2007 21:48 (ten years ago) Permalink
The last of The Wire's lists
Achilifunk: Gipsy Soul 1969-1979 (Lovemonk)
After Dark (Italians Do It Better/Troubleman)
DJ Dixon: Body Language Vol 4 (Get Physical)
Box Of Dub: Dubstep And Future Dub (Soul Jazz)
Brazil 70: After Tropicalia: New Directions In Brazilian Music In The 1970s (Soul Jazz)
Broken Flag: A Retrospective 1982-1985 (Vinyl On Demand)
Cries From The Midnight Circus: Ladbroke Grove 1967-1978 (Castle)
Doom & Gloom: Early Songs Of Angst And Disaster 1927-1945 (Trikont)
LARM: From Mouth Cavity To Laptop (Kning Disk)
Mute Audio Documents 1978-1984 (Mute)
Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish Hippie And Underground Music 1967-1974 (Love)
Remove Celebrity Centre (Junior Aspirin)
Savage Pencil Presents Lion Vs Dragon In Dub (Trojan)
Silver Monk Time: A Tribute To The Monks (Play Loud!)
Skull Disco: Soundboy Punishments (Skull Disco)
Neil Campbell - SOL POWR (Mundane Music)
Miles Davis - The Complete On The Corner Sessions (Sony)
Vladislav Delay - Multila (Huume)
Fairport Convention - Liege And Lief (Island)
Noah Howard - The Black Ark (Bo'weavil)
Keith Hudson - Brand (Pressure Sounds)
Annea Lockwood - Early Works 1967-82 (EM)
Ju Suk Reet Meate - Solo 78/79 (De Stijl)
Nico - The Frozen Borderline: 1968-1970 (Rhino)
Daphne Oram - Oramics (Paradigm)
Pentangle - The Time Has Come (Castle)
Eliane Radigue - Jetsun Mila (Lovely Music)
Terry Riley - Music For The Gift (Elision Fields)
Terry Riley - Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band All Night Flight (Elision Fields)
Seefeel - Quique Redux Edition (Too Pure)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (Epic)
Sun Ra - Strange Strings (Atavistic Unheard Music Series)
Sun Ra - The Complete Disco 3000 Concert (Art Yard)
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth (Domino)
― krakow, Thursday, 20 December 2007 21:56 (ten years ago) Permalink
I am not quite sure how the puddle of mule vomit that is Asa Breed made their year end list.
I am surprised that the new TG record didn't place higher.
I am glad the Burial and DeepChord records did well.
― Display Name, Thursday, 20 December 2007 21:58 (ten years ago) Permalink
No Pantha, No Credibility!
― mehlt, Thursday, 20 December 2007 22:00 (ten years ago) Permalink
still ok here, fwiw (not much).
― toby, Thursday, 20 December 2007 22:34 (ten years ago) Permalink
nice to see dixon in there. slightly surprised nothing from dial made it.
― djh, Friday, 21 December 2007 16:29 (ten years ago) Permalink
no Fire Engines, no credibility
― dan selzer, Friday, 21 December 2007 17:21 (ten years ago) Permalink
2008 issue out yet?
― toby, Monday, 15 December 2008 12:30 (nine years ago) Permalink
Yes!From Year-End Critics' Polls '08
50. Sao Paulo Underground - Long ass album title49. Ellen Fullman and Monique Buzzarte - Fluctuations48. Sic Alps - US EZ47. Mark Stewart - Edit46. Alva Noto - Unitxt45. Peter Rehberg - Works for GV44. Josephine Foster - This Coming Gladness43. Murcof - Versailles Sessions42. Vajra - Live41. Dave Grubbs - An Optimist Notes the Dust40. Jakob Ullmann - Voice, Books and Fire 339. Toumani Diabate - Mande Variations38. Portishead - Third37. Maryanne Amacher - Sound Characters 236. Emeralds - Solar Bridge35. Vampire Weekend - s/t34. Harvey Milk - Life...33. Stereo Image - s/t32. Christina Carter - Masque Femine31. Malcolm Goldstein - A Sounding of Sources30. Terry Riley - The Last Camel in Paris29. Earth - The Bees Made Honey...28. Scorces - I Turn Into You27. Arther Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me26. Tricky - Knowle West Boy25. Robert Ashley - Concrete24. Jandek - Glasgow Sunday 200523. Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez22. Hercules & Love Affair - s/t21. Lukas Ligeti - Afrikan Machinery20. Stephan Mathieu - Radioland19. Bill Dixon - 17 Musicians...18. Luomo - Convivial17. Dusk + Blackdown - Margins Music16. Autechre - Quaristice15. Kasai Allstars - In the 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head of His Enemy By Magic14. Eric Chenaux - Sloppy Ground13. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig thingy12. Ryoji Ikeda - Test Pattern11. Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion10. Caretaker - Persstant Repetition9. The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent8. William S Burroughs - Real English Tea7. Evangelista - Hello Voyager6. Advisory Circle - Other Channels5. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna4. John Butcher - Resonant Spaces3. The Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace2. Philip Jeck - Sand1. The Bug - London Zoo
― NickB, Monday, 15 December 2008 12:37 (nine years ago) Permalink
ex-wire journalist in number one alb shockah
talking of wire journos, really surprised that the new dead c rec didn't make the list - its one of their v. best
pleased to see the emeralds disc make the list
― Ward Fowler, Monday, 15 December 2008 12:43 (nine years ago) Permalink
the first alb i can get with on this is:
11. Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion
honestly tho i haven't heard much else here. happy to see peter rehberg, maryanne amacher, harvey milk, cc/scorces on here.
― Matt P, Monday, 15 December 2008 12:50 (nine years ago) Permalink
Also pleased to see Emeralds place and Jeck so high.
If I had to rank S. Ripatti's output I'd put Karhunainen somewhere near the top and Convivial somewhere near the bottom, so a little :/ that the latter made the list this year while last year the former was relegated to the Electronica list, but hey, I know the critical consensus is that Luomo is the best thing ever (but this one? really? I guess I should reread its own thread to answer that, though).
Hadn't expected the Wire to like Vampire Weekend so much, though I know the African-influenced-indie-pop-gets-popular angle is kind of convenient for underlining yr relevance for championing real African music. Or maybe they just like it, of course...
(I've hardly read the Wire this year so probably shouldn't comment)
― lambada calculus (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 15 December 2008 13:07 (nine years ago) Permalink
Have they put reissues on their list before? Also that David Grubbs album deserved a mention amongst the million lists.
― ogmor, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:02 (nine years ago) Permalink