offering the perfect antidote to the Miley Cyrus/"Juno" bizarro world of young femininity so often seen in the media
― psychgawsple, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 05:02 (ten years ago) Permalink
Time's list is quite ILXy.
ILM <3's Jonas Bros
― billstevejim, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 05:22 (ten years ago) Permalink
AU Magazine (www.iheartau.com - Belfast, Northern Ireland)
50. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (Modular)49. No Age – Nouns (Sub Pop)48. Midnight Juggernauts – Dystopia (Charisma)47. Ladytron – Velocifero (Nettwerk)46. Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Modern Life (Matador)45. Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)44. Late Of The Pier – Fantasy Black Channel (Zarcorp)43. Adebisi Shank – This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank (The Richter Collective)42. British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade)41. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing (Atp)40. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (Lies)39. Portishead – Third (Mercury)38. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (XL)37. Santogold – Santogold (Atlantic)36. Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion (Model Citizen)35. Lightspeed Champion – Falling Off The Lavender Bridge (Domino)34. Oppenheimer – Take The Whole Midrange And Boost It (Fantastic Plastic)33. Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow And Blue (Warp)32. Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer (Sub Pop)31. Cadence Weapon – Afterparty Babies (Big Dada)30. V/A - Carling Supports: The Oh Yeah Sessions ‘0829. Beck – Modern Guilt (XL)28. 2562 – Aerial (Tectonic)27. Pacific! – Reveries (Half Machine)26. Los Campesinos! – Hold On, Now Youngster (Wichita)25. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)24. Jamie Lidell – Jim (Warp)23. Jape – Ritual (Cooperative)22. The Presets – Apocalypso (Universal)21. Neon Neon – Stainless Style (Lex)20. Hot Chip – Made In The Dark (EMI)19. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges (Rough Trade)18. Deerhunter – Microcastle (4AD)17. Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)16. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Lie Down In The Light (Domino)15. Spiritualized – Songs In A&E (Universal)14. Foals – Antidotes (Transgressive)13. Nick Cave – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Mute)12. Hercules And Love Affair – Hercules And Love Affair (DFA)11. David Holmes – The Holy Pictures (Canderblinks/Mercury/UMC)10. Glasvegas – Glasvegas (Columbia)9. Why? – Alopecia (Tomlab)8. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (Polydor)7. The Dodos – Visiter (Wichita)6. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours (Modular)5. Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires (XL)4. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (Bella Union)3. Frightened Rabbit – Midnight Organ Fight (Fatcat)2. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (4AD)1. TV On The Radio – Dear Science (4AD)
― Chris in Belfast, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 14:55 (ten years ago) Permalink
AMG's Jazz List
And R&B List
― President Keyes, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:10 (ten years ago) Permalink
listened to half of the Bon Iver yesterday - big. fucking. whoop. how can anyone be excited enough by this sort of thing to put it at the top of lists?
― Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:19 (ten years ago) Permalink
Yeah I am really blown away at the acclaim that album is getting. I couldn't really get through half of it.
― vampire baseball (call all destroyer), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:26 (ten years ago) Permalink
Well Number 50 - 2008 NME album of the year - Heartbreak - Lies
1 down, 49 to go
― djmartian, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:47 (ten years ago) Permalink
are they doing one a week?
― Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:50 (ten years ago) Permalink
From The Sunday Times, Stewart Lee's "left-field" top ten:
1 One More Grain: Isle of Grain (White Heat) Daniel Patrick Quinn’s bored northern bingo-caller vocals drizzle bird’s-eye views of broken Britain over krautrock rhythms, incongruous jazz-fusion trumpet and post-punk guitar scree.
2 Matana Roberts: The Chicago Project (Central Control International) Matana Roberts blows ecstatic saxophone as hard as Albert Ayler, but carries tunes soulful enough to sell experimental jazz noise to sceptics.
3 Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh: Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh (Drag City) Espvall’s droning cello meets Batoh’s acid-blues guitar in a pervasive fog of Swedish folk and Japanese psychedelia.
4 John Edwards: Volume (PSI) John Edwards traverses the neck of his double bass in fearless free-jazz improvisations, using silence, space, sudden motions and sustained undulations.
5 Dick Gaughan: Gaughan Live! at the Trades Club (Greentrax) The Scottish folk singer and guitarist distils four decades of passion into a timeless selection, alternating a lightness of touch with smouldering, righteous fury.
6 Robert Forster: The Evangelist (Tag) The fearsomely fey former Go-Between’s first release since the death of his long-term songwriting partner, Grant McLennan, typifies his apparently effortless talent, with drawled poetry and low-slung guitars.
7 Martin Hayes/Dennis Cahill: Welcome Here Again (Green Linnet) Hayes rescues the fiddle tunes of his native Co Clare from clichéd arrangements and off-the-peg sentimentality, imbuing them with vast emotional depths and moments of considered stillness.
8 The Advisory Circle: Other Channels (Ghost Box) The electronica of 1970s public-information films and weird children’s TV conjures a forgotten suburban nightmare of prescription tranquillisers, coffee mornings, treacherous ponds and imminent nuclear war.
9 NICK PYNN Afterplanesman (Roundhill) Pynn gave his micro-suite of miniature art-folk curios a push this year. Sampled vocals and self-made instruments range across cultural, geographical and temporal boundaries to delightful effect.
10 WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE MUSICIANS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE Thatcher’s Children (Damaged Goods) Chatham’s venerable garage-rock fundamentalists cock a 1976-style snook at Noughties values and continue to summon instant punk classics from the Thames estuary at will.
Other Sunday Times lists, featuring all the same albums as on everyone elses lists, here.
― DavidM, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 17:59 (ten years ago) Permalink
Adebisi Shank - This Is The Album (Richter Collective)
Funny how Battles did so well in lists last year, whereas Adebisi Shank is barely a blip. Adebisi Shank reminds me a bit of Battles, but I like AS better.
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 18:21 (ten years ago) Permalink
quietus do their thing :
30: Beach House - Devotion29: Neon Neon - Stainless Style28: Times New Viking - Rip It Off27: No Age - Nouns26: Grace Jones - Hurricane25: Squarepusher - Just A Souvenir24: Burial Hex - Initiations23: Aidan John Moffat - I Can Hear Your Heart22: Lindstrom - Where You Go I Go Too21: Wire - Object 4720: Amadou and Miriam - Welcome To Mali19: Rolo Tomassi - Hysterics18: Simon Bookish - Everything/Everything17: Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping16: Flying Lotus - Los Angeles15: These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid14. Fuck Buttons - Street Horsssing13. UFOmammut - Idolum12. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. 11. Glasvegas - Glasvegas10. Nadja - Skin Turns To Glass9. One More Grain - Isle Of Grain8. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair7. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!6. Wild Beasts - Limbo Panto5. SunnO))) - Domkirke4. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?3. The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent2. Portishead - Third1. The Bug - London Zoo
― mark e, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 19:23 (ten years ago) Permalink
hey these lists are getting better! esp that stewart lee one
― psychgawsple, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 21:05 (ten years ago) Permalink
i don't know what quietus is but i should obviously find out
― HOOS wearing bitchmade sweaters and steendriving (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:03 (ten years ago) Permalink
k so now i have to hear this one more grain business
― psychgawsple, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:08 (ten years ago) Permalink
Unless I've missed it, I'm surprised to not see El Guincho on any of these lists considering how much buzz that album was gathering earlier this year.
― jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:20 (ten years ago) Permalink
Ah, apparently it was originally out last year.
― jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:25 (ten years ago) Permalink
http://thequietus.com -- which I very very sporadically write for (because I'm often swamped with other stuff!)
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:31 (ten years ago) Permalink
waitwaitwait -- DeRo liked a Madonna album enough to place it on a year-end list??
― Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:32 (ten years ago) Permalink
get that denim jacket out, the most retro-trad-rockist best albums of 2008 list from classic rock magazine, have a laugh at some of these picks
Classic Rock magazine EOY albums
50. The Black Keys - Attack & Release49. Todd Rundgren - Arena48. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Dig Lazarus, Dig!!"47. Thunder - Bang!46. Tesla - Forever More45. Viking Skull - Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey44. The Jim Jones Revue - s/t43. Girlschool - Legacy42. Stonerider - Three Legs Of Trouble41. Black Tide - Light From Above40. Diagonal - s/t39. Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy38. Glenn Hughes - First Underground Nuclear Kitchen37. Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs36. Graveyard - s/t35. Lethargy - Purification34. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation33. Blood Ceremony - s/t32. The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath31. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive30. Kings Of Leon - 0nly By The Night29. Rose Kemp - Unholy Majesty28. The Clash - Live At Shea Stadium27. Joe Bonamassa - Live From Nowhere In Particular26. Endeverafter - Kiss Or Kill25. Uriah Heep - Wake The Sleeper24. Rose Hill Drive - Moon Is The New Earth23. Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark22. Queen & Paul Rogers - The Cosmos Rocks21. Thin Lizzy - UK Tour 197520. Judas Priest - Nostradamus19. Marillion - Happiness Is The Road18. Pride Tiger - The Lucky Ones17. Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider16. Motorhead - Motorizer15. Black Crowes - Warpaint14. Stone Gods - Silver Spoons & Broken Bones13. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound12. The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely11. Opeth - Watershed10. Motley Crue - Saints Of Los Angeles9. Journey - Revelation8. Big Linda - I Loved You7. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad6. Def Leppard - Songs From The Sparkle Lounge5. Airbourne - Runnin' Wild4. Black Stone Cherry - Folklore & Superstition3. Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy2. Metallica - Death Magnetic1. AC/DC - Black Ice
― djmartian, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:55 (ten years ago) Permalink
lololololol @ the top 10
― k3vin k., Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:59 (ten years ago) Permalink
well done airbourne
― thereminimum chips (electricsound), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:00 (ten years ago) Permalink
lol@ the whole list
― Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink
Are these lot really still going: Whitesnake, Uriah Heep, Journey.
Girlschool - the last time i heard from these lot I was still in primary school circa 1981.
― djmartian, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:05 (ten years ago) Permalink
too bad you're not a girl
― Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:07 (ten years ago) Permalink
Stuff I like from that list: Viking Skull, Graveyard, Testament, Blood Ceremony, Motorhead, Opeth, Airbourne, Metallica. GnR and AC/DC are okay. Honestly kind of surprised to see that Graveyard caught their attention. Great record.
― Gorgoroth? I hardly knew her! (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:10 (ten years ago) Permalink
blueski, you were still munching on farley's rusks in 1981
Motorhead & Girlschool - Please don't touch
― djmartian, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:11 (ten years ago) Permalink
Girlschool album this year was really good! But I can't believe they missed Rose Tattoo, Rick Springfield, Hirax, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent's live album, lots of other things (all better than their top 5, as far as I'm concerned. I never heard the Def Leppard!)
― xhuxk, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:15 (ten years ago) Permalink
J3FF that graveyard band is fucking AWESOME! good stuff. at least some good came out of this thread.
btw i find the classic rock list like 8 zillion times more interesting and charming than most of the lists on this thread, i'd rather read kooky and eccentric lists like that than all the other year end garbage.
― M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:23 (ten years ago) Permalink
Yeah, me too; only complained about that list because I basically *like* it. (Agree about Graveyard, too -- I was actually loving that album way back in '07, as an import on Transubstans.)
― xhuxk, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:27 (ten years ago) Permalink
xp Also, meant they missed the boat on HELIX, not Hirax. (Though Hirax got a good review in Decibel, I think.)
― xhuxk, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:34 (ten years ago) Permalink
Classic Rock list is pretty much "Hell, you boys could have a pretty good weekend in Vergas with that stuff!"
― If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:37 (ten years ago) Permalink
Any sign of NME's 08 rundown?
― davek_00, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:43 (ten years ago) Permalink
I can make out that it says "No Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs or Razorlight" and 7 of the top 10 are debuts. Which would suggest Santogold, Glasvegas, MGMT, Foals, Late of The Pier, Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend joining Kings of Leon, TV on The Radio and Elbow in the top 10.
― Mitchell Stirling, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:22 (ten years ago) Permalink
NME going for what a great year for new bands angle then?
― Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:24 (ten years ago) Permalink
That Classic Rock list is kind of beautiful. They know what they like, and do not sheepishly shoehorn in token albums from other genres to feign diversity.
― Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 02:00 (ten years ago) Permalink
^very very otm, even if i disagree with what's good and what's bad
― k3vin k., Wednesday, 10 December 2008 02:48 (ten years ago) Permalink
Opeth is the only real head scratcher, in terms of consistency.
― Gorgoroth? I hardly knew her! (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 02:52 (ten years ago) Permalink
They know what they like, and do not sheepishly shoehorn in token albums from other genres to feign diversity.
That's true. You can't really win either way. Too honest and a lot of mags would appear to be typical corny indie but, at the same time, it's very easy to know - especially at this point - when a magazine or person is trying to pretend they also spent a separate but equal amount of time listening to rap, country, meta, etc.
What's funny is that atypical genres will usually make someone's list eventually, but it's more likely authentic when you're years removed when it all came out and the person's had time to discover and let time filter out the pretenders.
― Cunga, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 07:32 (ten years ago) Permalink
1 MGMT Oracular Spectacular 2 TV on the Radio Dear Science3 Glasvegas Glasvegas4 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend5 Foals Antidotes6 Metronomy Nights Out7 Santogold Santogold8 Mystery Jets Twenty One9 Kings of Leon Only by the Night10 Friendly Fires Friendly Fires11 Neon Neon Stainless Style12 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles13 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes14 Marling, Laura Alas, I Cannot Swim15 Last Shadow Puppets The Age of Understatement16 Ladyhawke Ladyhawke17 Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid18 Late Of The Pier Fantasy Black Channel19 Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life20 Spiritualized Songs in A and E21 Lightspeed Champion Falling Off The Lavender Bridge22 Oasis Dig Out Your Soul23 Johansson, Scarlett Anywhere I Lay My Head24 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago 25 Portishead Third26 Verve, The Forth27 Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair28 British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music?29 Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nick Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!30 Hot Chip Made in the Dark31 Coldplay Viva La Vida32 Mogwai The Hawk Is howling33 Deerhunter Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.34 Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed35 Mccombs, Cass Dropping The Writ36 Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight37 Primal Scream Beautiful Future38 Beck Modern Guilt39 Chairlift Does You Inspire You40 Kills, The Midnight Boom41 These New Puritans Beat Pyramis42 Alpinisms School of Seven Bells43 Black Kids Partie Traumatic44 Li, Lykke Youth Novels45 Black Keys, The Attack & Release46 Blood Red Shoes Box Of Secrets47 Gaslight Anthem, The The '59 Sound48 Maria, Ida Fortress Round My Heart49 Bloc Party Intimacy50 Heartbreak Lies
Tracks on the way
― Mitchell Stirling, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 08:57 (ten years ago) Permalink
In the 34 years that they've been doing it this is arguably the worst NME EoY list I've ever seen.
― Brother Belcher (Marcello Carlin), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:01 (ten years ago) Permalink
21 Lightspeed Champion Falling Off The Lavender Bridge
haha i remember this guy
― you brought me home to this funky house (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:03 (ten years ago) Permalink
btw u might be right marcello
― you brought me home to this funky house (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:04 (ten years ago) Permalink
Hope you like MGMT guys.
1 MGMT Kids2 Glasvegas Geraldine3 Mystery Jets Two Doors Down4 MGMT Time To Pretend5 MGMT Electric Feel6 Metronomy Heartbreaker7 Friendly Fires Paris Is Burning8 MIA Paper Planes9 Kings of Leon Sex On Fire10 Vampire Weekend A-Punk11 The Verve Love Is Noise12 Hot Chip Ready For The Floor13 Elbow One Day Like This14 Florence and The Machine Kiss With A Fist15 Ladyhawke Paris Is Burning16 Oasis The Shock of The Lightning17 Spiritualized Soul on Fire18 Hercules and Love Affair Blind19 Oasis I'm Out of Time20 Chairlift Bruises21 TV on the Radio Golden Age22 The Last Shadow Puppets Standing Next To Me23 Fucked Up Year of The Pig24 Santagold LES Artistes25 Mystery Jets Young Love26 Amazing Baby Head Dress27 The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of The Understatement28 Elbow Grounds For Divorce29 DJ Mujava Township Funk30 Florence and The Machine Dog Days Are Over31 Laura Marling Ghosts32 Black Kids I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You33 Vampire Weekend Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa34 Late Of The Pier Space An The Woods35 Ladyhawke Back of The Van36 Little Boots Stuck on Repeat37 Wiley Wearing My Rolex38 Sam Sparro Black & Gold39 Vampire Weekend Oxford Comma40 Heartbreak We're Back41 Dizzee Rascal Dance Wiv Me42 Late Of The Pier Focker43 Glasvegas It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes ME Cry44 Crystal Castles Courtship Dating45 Crystal Castles Crimewave46 Mogwai Batcat47 Portishead Machine Gun48 Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nick Dig!! Lazarus, Dig!!!49 Glasvegas Flowers and Football Tops50 Maria, Ida Oh My God
As per usual any good choices spoilt by the ridiculous
― Mitchell Stirling, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:11 (ten years ago) Permalink
jesus fucking christ
― you brought me home to this funky house (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:12 (ten years ago) Permalink
50 Maria, Ida Oh My God
^^ida maria otm
― you brought me home to this funky house (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:13 (ten years ago) Permalink
7 Friendly Fires Paris Is Burning
no such song exists
i do dig that florence & the machine track, had no idea it was some sort of popular thing
― thereminimum chips (electricsound), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:17 (ten years ago) Permalink
The whiter than white NME EoY lists with token Rolex and Dizzee/Calvin input.
It is, seriously, a disgrace.
― Brother Belcher (Marcello Carlin), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:20 (ten years ago) Permalink
Should be Paris, blame Excel for thinking ahead.
― Mitchell Stirling, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:24 (ten years ago) Permalink
why is this surprising? i can't remember nme being ever being legit, but they probably were there in the 80s for a bit
― psychgawsple, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:54 (ten years ago) Permalink