How do we know who gets to kick off the last.fm threads? I enjoyed last week, but is it o.k. if we go back to numbers for the pinch-punch-first-of-the-month?
1. Wild Nothing - 87
2. Twin Sister - 73
3. Imperium Dekadenz - 63
4. Sing and Sign - 52
5. Mountain Man - 35
5. Gonjasufi - 35
7. Arcade Fire - 32
8. Forest Swords - 30
9. Endless Endless Endless - 29
10. Ikonika – 28
1 – Mélange of chillwave and shoegaze revival sounds make for an arrestingly deep album.
2 – I call this Vintage – all kinds of classic sounds melted into one band – post-rock/spector-pop/balaeric/italo disco/chillwave/chamber-pop.
3 – German black metal as expansive euphoric and hymnal as it is claustrophobic and bleak, all the while with some meaty riffs. Good acoustic passages too.
5 – Just getting in to this all girl Appalachian band. Magical stuff
7 – liking this a lot so far. Subtle yet significant change in tone and sounds, specially tha BEATZ
8. new single amazes – real pea souper of an atmospheric artist
9. Anti-Gravity Bunny says “Tons of spacey synth blorps and glitchy star static that sometimes makes for a blissed out trip with cryogenic dreams or an unsettling paranoia filled nightmare”
10. Finally got hold of this too. Really really good. A lot of serious ideas going on under a 100% fun surface.
Bonus bit if you can be bothered: List your Top 3 Artists for this week last year, week ending Sunday 2 August 2009:
1. Velvet Davenport - 54
2. Awesome Wells - 45
3. Wild Beasts - 20
Wild Beats was my number 1 album of 2009. That was a good summer back there.