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Popel Vooje
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Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 09:56
Yes siree folks, it's that time again. Having idly browsed through the polls conducted by Mojo, Uncut, the Wire and Q on the shelves of WHSmiths I've found that - as usual - only three or four of my faves seem to have registered with the critical establishment. Hopefully if HHers vote for their faves here, it might turn others on the forum on to one or two acts they might not have heard of/checked out otherwise, so here are my nominations:

1. Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
2. Liars - Sisterworld
3. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
4. MGMT - Congratulations
5. White Hills - s/t
6. Holy Fuck - Latin
7. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
8. Skream - Outside the Box
9. Steve Mason - Boys Outside
10.Hot Chip - One Life Stand
11.LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
12.Caribou - Swim
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Edited Dec 04, 2010, 10:24
Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 10:13
In no particular order ....

Anais Mitchell et al - Hadestown Folk Opera
Black Crowes - Croweology
Black Tempest - Proxima / Ex-Proxima
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
El Trío De Omar Rodríguez-López - Ciencia De Los Inútiles
Eno - Lovely Bones Unreleased Score
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh)
Jim Moray - In Modern History
Mushroom - Naked, Stoned, & Stabbed
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet - Sepulcros De Miel
Robyn - Body Talk Vol 1
Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu
Samuel Katarro - The Halfduck Mystery
UNITE - A Gathering Of Strangers
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Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 10:56
1. Electric Wizard...Black masses
2. Roky Erickson....true love cast out all evil
3. Maquiladora...wirikuta
4. Sabbath Assembly...restored to one

Struggled with anything else...
fauny fergus
fauny fergus
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Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 11:41
Not really had the spare disposables to pick that much up but i've enjoyed...

Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Wolf People - Steeple
Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
Book of Shadows - Chichen Itza

Glad they're still making music but not albums of the year section:

Hawkwind - Blood of the Earth (but ffs, stop covering yourself!)
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter

Pretty underwhelmed and prefer the earlier versions of the old stuff but glad he's getting some money out of it:

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Edited Dec 04, 2010, 13:35
Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 13:32
I think its been an interesting year, some pretty good stuff appeared out there. For me, and in no order:

Boston Spaceships - Our Cubehouse Still Rocks
Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions
Wolf People - Steeple
Black Mountain - Wlderness Heart
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Grasscut - 1 inch / 1/2 mile
Peter Wolf Crier - Inter-be
Four Tet - There is Love in You
Caribou - Swim
MGMT - Congratulations
Dead Confederate - Sugar
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Im sure there's more out there that would grab me but just not had time and I dont want to spread myself too thin, if I find something I like I tend to play it to death and assimilate it into my life then move onto something else, rather like a plague of locusts or The Borg.....

Edit cos i missed one out !
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Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 13:43
In alphabetic order:

01. Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love
02. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Advance Base Battery Life
03. David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers
04. Jeremy Jay - Splash
05. Lula Pena - Troubadour
06. Maria Gadú - Multishow ao Vivo
07. Nina Becker - Azul
08. Perfume Genius - Learning
09. The Divine Comedy - Bang Goes The Knightwood
10. The Divine Comedy - Live At Somerset House

I supose.
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Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 13:48
>David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers<

what's this like? songy art rock or ambient?
must have blinked and missed it.
Sin Agog
Sin Agog
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Edited Dec 14, 2010, 19:24
Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 14:05
I usually find out my favourites of the year long after it's been and gone. Mo' powah to the guys swooping up every new release and filtering out the good from the bad, but I'm pretty finicky about not subjecting myself to too much stuff I probably won't like. It's far easier (and safer, I guess) to only hear the gems in retrospect. The "right now is the place and time" element doesn't interest me too much, either. That said, I do listen to a fair bit of new stuff all the same.

Here's a rough Top 10, in no particular order:

Big Blood - Dark Country Magic
Won James Won - Corpus Unhearmeticum
Hamid Drake & Bindu - Reggaeology
Lil B - Rain in England
Circle - Rautatie
Little Women - Throat
Gigi - Maintenant
Kemialliset Ystävät - Ullakkopalo
Prince Rama of Ayodhya & The Great Valley - Divine/Journey
Tsigoti - Private Poverty Speaks to the People of the Party
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Pan Sonic & Keiji Haino - Synergy Between Mercy and Self-Annihilation Overturned
Midori - Shinsekai
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Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 14:26
Is the Rufus any good? I never bothered for some reason
Monolith Cocktail
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Re: Albums of the Year 2010
Dec 04, 2010, 14:35
Putting up a comprehensive list next week on me blog.

But here's a few of my fave albums of the year.

Archie Bronson Outfit – ‘Coconut’

Beach House – ‘Teen Dreams’

Besnard Lakes, The – ‘The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night’

Dear, Matthew – ‘Black City’

Foster, Josephine & The Victor Herrero Band – ‘Anda Jaleo’

Higamos Hogamos – ‘Sorcery’ & ‘Atomized Pt.1’

People Like Us and Wobbly – ‘Music For Fire’

Sultan, Mark – ‘$’

Various – ‘Cloud Cuckooland: Choice picks from German label Kuckuck’

Various – ‘Nigeria Special Vol.2: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues 1970-76’

Dom Valvona
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