Drowned in Sound’s top 75 albums of the year countdown starts here. But first, DiS founder and current editor, has his annual ponder about the year that was..
Did you guys write 'dust collection' for kate wax's album? nice one ;) well, sound good too.
could you put the albums in reverse order, like 75 to 50? Makes for a more exciting read
you win a rabbit.
[typo fixed now.]
i guess i just presume most people scan to the bottom of the page to look for a mark out of 10, and then read back up the page...
When did DiS go all Radio 2?
Not gonna defend everything but really is proper good - was really taken aback by the songwriting when I gave it a listen. Made a fair few staff top 10 lists, including that of our features editor.
DiS has always had things like Gemma Hayes and Cat Power in its year-end lists and amongst the editorial. Plus Stevie Nicks was my gig of the year.
Plus, what's wrong with a little bit of Radio 2? Better than DiS going too Resonance or TotalRock, no? I like that Iceage, Mark McGuire and The Pierces can co-exist in these pick'n'mix times we're living in.
I don't like The Pierces ;o)
in other news it's cold...
Other news: music still fun.
but just about manage to make myself read the review first. So yeah, it's a bit weird to me. I will say it's probably more to do with the fact that you're the only place that lists it like this, so it's not an inherently bad thing just ... an unusual one.
Also the list is good so far - quite a few things I like but nothing I love, which means they're either higher up the list or have been ignored. I know you'll have chosen the right option ;)
you know the list already, we don't, it definitely makes for a better read
If I didn't own In Ghost Colours, it'd probably be in my top 3 albums of the year and I'd rave about every song on there as - taken as individual songs - they're all great.
But as a whole album, I dunno... sort of great, sort of not?
i will bow, for once, to the demands of the people and spend 10 cross-eyed minutes twisting around the next part of the list before publishing it this afternoon
But does that Mark Mcguire album count, since it's a compilation of reissued stuff? Admittedly half of it was previously issued on a ltd Cdr of 3 copies, but it's not a new album. It'd like like including that Disco Inferno shit people spaffed over.
If Young Persons... does count, it's clearly the best release of 2011. Who gets to decide these things?
because it's a compilation of stuff already released. forgot entirely about it. and it's amazing too.
Surprisingly low for these two.
But then again, James Blake isn't getting much love in any of these lists.
Did he piss people off? I can't remember.
for British Sea Power but you can for the wispy, forgettable Marissa Nadler album. A lot of the albums this year that everyone loved I just don't get. This hasn't been the situation in the past I usually can make a case for every album on these lists. I must be getting old or listening to Tuneyards on spotify so see if it's any good isn't the way to go anymore. Few of the acclaimed albums seems to grab me like before though there were a ton of albums I loved this year.
by not making an album that was as good as the preceding EPs
and that 'Get Lost' would be the more eligible choice being a new album and all. And very good it was too.