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what did we miss then? lots of folks already suggesting titus andronicus should have made the cut (it very nearly did!)
Oceansize: Self-preserved While the Bodies Float Up
Young Adults: Black Hole
and I was also surprised not to see:
that was ages ago though
i still haven't managed to listen to all 3 disks. :-/
the 2nd and 3rd discs are worth persevering with, if you can be bothered and have time. Not sure about boring but I suppose a couple of the later songs are a bit aimless/obtuse, but other than that it's all of a pretty high standard - at least as strong as Milk-Eyed Mender.
they're my faves this year, and everyones heard them both rite?
Can't express this enough.
Pioulard, Shangaan Electro...and a whole loads of other records like Autre Ne Veut...but those i never really expected to be there. Heartland is such a wonderful record within a pretty DiS demographic that one was a shock.
otherwise, all my surprises were positive. :)
These Monsters - Call me Dragon
Shield Your Eyes - Theme From Kindness
the latter of which received 10/10
yeah, sadly James who wrote that Anais review seems to be the only fan of it in our ranks
Shame, I thought it'd get a few votes - some people on here seemed really into it. I imagine it might be viewed as a 'lost classic' or something a few years down the line. Or maybe not, whatever.
She's bringing it to London this January but I can't make it on account of living in Spain...gutted!
Will be amazing.
The wavves album is fantastic.
but I loved the Allo Darlin' album.
(It managed to sneak into the Rough Trade and Piccadilly Records lists)
Where's Owen Pallett in the list? He would have deserved to be in the top 20...Heartland is such a great album!
i know! this might be one of the biggest oversights! I would take full responsibility but 6 other folks looked at this list and didn't mention it.
Really? Not in the top 75? Are they no longer on the hipster-list? Lone Wolf also very good and not included.
i was stunned that BSS only got 1 vote. lone wolf only got 1 vote too?! they'd probably have made a top 100 but it was meant to be a top 50 until the 11th hour, etc
If you have a list of top songs 'Keep Your Eyes On The Road' should sit at number 1.
It's appallingly bland in every way imaginable. They used to be one of my favourite bands, now I couldn't care less about them.
Solex vs Christina Martinez & Jon Spencer
(error: sleigh bells made #40)
should have been top ten never mind top 75
only one vote from 48 staff members, sadly.
I don't think I've even seen them mentioned anywhere by anyone ever. My album of the year either way. Also Talons, Hallow Realm, although maybe down to late release.
way better than scandalous number 3.
I'm also disappointed about the lack of Anais Mitchell and Owen Pallett.
and Efterklang. Poor ol' Efterklang. Magic Chairs is an amazing album.
one of my favourites of the year as well!
Am not surprised that my own favourites, Candy Claws, failed to register at all. Hidden Lands is an incredible album, the first complete work to put me in mind of Deleuze and Guattari's magnificent musical conception of the rhizome. No DiS review however.
I've decided to give Candy Claws a go, and it sounds quite nice on myspace so far. I'll give their album a download from emusic today, ta! Have this recommendation in return:
Fredrik - Trilogi
A nice video/song of theirs is here: http://vimeo.com/7431707
Pretty gutted that it's not on there. It's at least equal to The Warning, if not better due to them finally getting a grip on quality control. It's easily in my top five. 'Alley Cats', 'Thieves in the Night', 'I Feel Better', 'One Life Stand' all such amazing songs. A very personal and complete feeling album.
Luke Abbott - Holkham Drones wasn't in there either, and that's been one of my favourite albums this year. I bought it on the back of the DiS review as well. Pleased to see the 'Lost 10...' article on it though, and it was a good read that made me get it on the stereo again. 'Brazil' is amazing, as are many others on it.
Others include El Guincho (although I know most people thought it a step down), Titus Andronicus (although I feel it's dominated by the first song somewhat), Clubroot - II MMX, Edwyn Collins, Superchunk, Grinderman.
There are a few albums on the list that I either think are horribly overrated (natch) or just make me think "whu?" - Interpol, Weezer, Surfer Blood, Everything Everything, LCD Soundsystem (I love them, but that album is not that good, no way), No Age (so disappointing), Daft Punk's Tron soundtrack, Mount Kimbie (again, massively dissapointing), and make me wonder why the albums I find missing couldn't be included.
But then, it isn't my list. I like the DiS list, it's an interesting one. And I'm not overly fussed that the albums I've listed weren't included. My only worry is that One Life Stand isn't going to get the recognition that it really deserves (cue, "it's shit!" response) at a time when Hot Chip are really on top of their game and seem to be enjoying their work more than ever.
Obviously because I had it at #1. But it's brilliant.
It's the record they've always threatened to make and barring one refrain too much in 'Slush', pretty perfect. It's uplifting, poignant, ambitious, lyrically up there with the best and downright awesome.
I'd hoped New Order would one day return and make a record this good. Turns out we don't need them. I too just don't it to be one of those £3 albums kicking around in Tesco when it deserves so much more love.
It shits all over Murphys latest that's for sure.
I can totally see why The Chap, Adebisi Shank, Emma Pollock, Strong arm steady etc didn't make the cut despite my love for them. But this is the only real 'oversight' I'd say.
Still, it's what this list thing is all about innit?
about your agreement abut Hot Chip. Perhaps as it was released so early in the year it's been forgotten about?
Thought it was a perfect pop album - still find myself listening to it consistently 11 months on.
to have pleased everyone, we would have needed to have done a top 250 albums of the year.
Tons of albums I loved aren't on the list, but I wouldn't expect it, doesn't bother me a bit. But, the lack of Menomena was actually a surprise to me.
Top 3 on my list, stunning record.
hadn't heard this til now, wish more staff had argued for it!
Fuck me, it's immense!?
that I ranked it NO. 1
They have yet to make a song I didn't enjoy and treasure.
But I'll tell you what I told the band personally at an in-store when the record dropped: Mines is the best thing they have ever done. It's their Ladies & Gentleman, their Kid A, their Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It's ambitious, it's massive, it's perfect.
Big miss from the list. There's no way it's not in the top 75 albums of the year.
If it's better than 'Friend & Foe', which is one of my favourite albums, I'd better fucking sort this out...
but I say that without putting the new one down at all, it stands on its own.
I'm not going to bother comparing it to F&F though, I've loved that for too long...
I'M NOT GOING TO BOTHER COMPARING IT TO F&F THOUGH
I'VE LOVED THAT FOR TOO LONG
KNOW WHAT I MEAN
fuck off dis you fucking shitcunt
Trying to get that post count up huh? Good lp tho, indeed.
Well, not completely. Friend & Foe had a tinge of something under its skin that was somewhat personal, but for the most part it was just good songwriting. Mines, however, could not survive without its every ounce of heart. INTIL is still heart-wrenching.
Its a good'n too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJuWS8lv0qg
It's really good. I really like the delivery. I think I'll have to track this one down.
but y'know. what can you do.
It's the Boston Tea Party of DiS, I'm dumping a bunch of albums into the water in defiance of the editorial content. Feel like defecting to the other side?
Neil Young would be on my list.
Anais Mitchell / Holly Miranda also off the top of my head, then some personal ones like TSDOLE that wouldn't expect to see anyway.
Beach House far, far too low too.
I think I prefer the nme list!
I'm actually astonished by this. Shame on you DiS.
All this talk made me go and check Mines out ... how could this not make the top 5?
but Harvey Milk ought to have been in there somewhere.
Kazumasa Hashimoto - Strangeness
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 - Northen Agression
James Blackshaw - All is Falling
Yann Tiersen - Dust Lane
White Hills - White Hills
Seal Cub Clubbing Club
of records I've enjoyed the most this year would have included Hot Chip, Male Bonding, Giggs, MGMT, Lonelady, Vampire Weekend, Holy Fuck, Drake, Les Savy Fav, Mystery Jets and Zola Jesus.
I guess we're just not that close anymore DiS.
their best in years that, by their own admission, they 'decided' to release 'secretly'. It's genuinely good though, before you ask.
wasn't even aware this was released. perhaps a little too secret?
They didn't actually release it secretly, it was just the band mocking their own career trajectory onstage. But yeah, until the postman left it on my desk I didn't know about it either.
Also - surprised at how low Liars and Beach House were in list.
Also - still no Oh no Ono - am I the only one that thought this was amazing?
On the plus side - great to see The Knife so high.
...but it was hardly all that "popular", if you want to put it like that. Still, great record, though. Kinda bracket them and Bear In Heaven (which was my no. 8 album or something) in a similar category. They did a tour together, as well.
undoubtedly one of the best albums of the year, if not the best but I feel it got squashed by how little press it got... despite it getting a perfect 10 on here and other places *sure it's one opinion* but I'm kind of surprised on that one.
I saw her live a couple of months ago, too. She was stunning. Needs some serious motherfuckin' respect y'all.
Going to be epic.
Sun Kil Moon - 'Admiral Fell Promises'
Robert Pollard - 'We All Got Out Of The Army'
Vampire Weekend - 'Contra'
Though I seem to be the only person that even likes Destroyer of the Void...
Also Graffiti6 - Colour deserves a mention.
Worlds End Girlfriend
Just gonna add my bit...10/10 then not in top 75....and not even good enough to be Lost? WTF? Was that a rogue review? submitted by a Miss A. Mitchell...
james skinner kinda seems to be on his own among the dis ranks on that one. it was on the, for sure. </not a fan of it myself, not that, that totally influences what did and didn't make the top 75>
As it's not like the DiS 10/10 was just a rogue mega positive rating - all the critics were giving it full marks.
I think if it had half the label help of most the albums in that list, it would've featured in a lot more writers' top 10s. I just don't think that many people have actually listened to or even heard of it
In which case, very much this ^
was Emma Pollack there? Can't remember. If not, then her too.
I saw her name ^ and....
they needed to be higher
I'd like to join the Hadestown love train as well
Is pretty lovely... didn't see it anywhere in the top 75:(
Doesn't match Gagagagagaga (how ever many gas there are), but it's still a prettaaay great record.
Considering it’s not my favourite album of Bob’s, the influence was way too obvious for me - much less personality than his other one. Was gutted because The End of History’s one of my favourite recent singer-songwriter albums.
Curren$y - Pilot Talk I
Curren$y - Pilot Talk II
Gayngs - Relayted
these may not be typical 'DiS' records but good music is good music
a. because it's great
b. because you love them innit?
a good one from them-
I guess ILikeTrains too :D
Delorean - Subiza
Teengirl Fantasy - 7AM
CFCF - Continent
Grum - Heartbeats
Gayngs - Relayted
The-Dream - Love King
Drake - Thank Me Later
Which is baffling in the extreme.
I love it. Wow.
yep, top 20 stuff
Either you guys entirely forgot it came out this year and it's simply a painful oversight, or you need some new goddamn staff members.
Seriously, DiS. Much as I like LCD Soundsystem's effort this year, it does not deserve to take a top ten spot when One Life Stand doesn't make the cut at all.
I am somewhat disappointed.
And rightly so.
A little too late mebbe...
I know it's in your 'Lost 10 of 2010', but... fucking hell
(In no particular order)
Broken Social Scene
If not, then I guess 'Special Moves' by Mogwai is an exception. It's really very good (My Dad bought it, it sounded good on his car stereo) but appears to have plummeted off everyone's radar.
is this year's Foreign Born. Maybe it's a little too Coldplay for the hipsters to embrace it, but it's smooth-ass indie pop rock. Love it!
Tindersticks - Falling down a mountain. Beautiful as ever.
Underworld - Barking. One of the greatest dance acts ever doing what is effectively a pop album.
cos like everybody else said we need more class pop music in our lives and they provide it!
tallest man on earth for shizz, spend my life bigging this guy up to everyone from my relatives to friends to parents to friends parents etc...why? cos if anyone plays a bit of acoustic, enjoys a bit of a sing, writes a few tunes and likes bob dylan can relate to the simplicitiy and brilliance of it. the old 10 of 2010 got me into olafur arnalds...what a genius! plus mystery jets, again for pop supremacy, radio dept for what everyone agrees is magic and old neil young making a real head turner would all have been good shouts for me!! you´ll just have to change the list!!
Heartland was lovely but I haven't really revisited it that much since it came out, whereas quite a few others I've listened to consistently all year...
And Darkstar, North was one of my favourites of the year. And Shangaan Electro.
JOANNA NEWSOM WAS AT BLOODY 34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The label Punch Drunk can be a little low key, its just how they roll. But Guido had some heads nodding earlier in the year. His album is some sort of perfect hybrid between R&B, hip-hop and dubstep and it deserves some props for sure. Melancholy synths, catchy melodies, massive bass weight, some quality vocals, loads of space and loads of ideas that really creep up on you. Guido killed it.
I really liked the DiS #1 Emeralds, they made a hell of an album. Pity it made 2-10 look like a load of shit. Emeralds are so far ahead of that lot it’s embarrassing. Not that I'm expecting any chart as big as DiS' to fully break out of that post-indie-slump so many places suffer from. The list in general had gleams of light. But this #1 at least proves DiS has potential and personality hidden somewhere trying to break loose of the shmindie chaff.
l like trains / her name is calla / film school
deserves to be top ten rather than lost ten
also the fall, always.
was crystal stilts '09 or '10? because I dug that too
kinda embarrased to say I prefer Nick Curran Reform School Girl over Jim Jones Revue, but whaddaya gonna do?
SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN!!!
I thought at least one of the likes of Wavves, Best Coast, Spectrals, Beach Fossils et al would have been in there somewhere.
Also thought that I LIKE TRAINS would have been in there; they have a cult following here it seems. Same with Field Music.
No Broken Social Scene? How the might have fallen.
The big ones that I am quite amazed aren't in the list are Titus Andronicus, Hot Chip, Owen Pallet and especially Menomena!
The guys are local friends and TB are just the poppy version of Emeralds with vocals!