It really changed the way I listened to music. Likewise Trail of Dead's 'Madonna' and QOTSA's 'Rated R'.It was like someone flicking a switch in my head. That was one hell of a summer.
I was pleased that Perfume Genius and Deftones got in, and yet to hear Emeralds, but look forward to it if the review is to be believed. My own personal favourite was The Besnard Lakes. Stunning record. Emma Pollock, Errors, Beach House, Calories, Pulled Apart by Horses, Glasser and Grinderman score highly too...interesting year definately.
Album of the year for me so far.
They should have picked a different song, noone can deliver those words as good as Falco.
for the Talons album, oh yes.
Hope that is true as that would be a top gig. Must give this a listen as anything with Eli Janney producing is likely to be rather good.
would be the greatest record ever made.
And furthermore, I feel very old now, especially as someone said they were six at the time.. Still listen to a lot of them now! Surely Trail of Dead are on Spotify Sean? I'd have added 'Mistakes & Regrets' in there myself.
He is quite the spitting image.
In a pick n' mix bag of 50 I got for 3 quid from Vinyl Exchange. It's one of the best things I got, they are really rather good.
‘instant’ tunes in relation to Kong. Still they are mighty fine and it's a good review. I want to see them live again pretty soon.
I couldn't afford it. Repeat to fuckin' fade. Sounded awesome, must go to this again in the next couple of years.
'Tits Out Terror Teenage Totty' is on the National Curriculum. R.I.P Swells, thanks for the memories.
a low order batsman who comes in up the order if the batting team lose a wicket near the end of the day to spare usuing their high order batsman. I want to go to Cardiff with Neil Hannon now!
Meant to say I've just got that EP and was geniuenly looking forward to future releases. My curse strokes again!
That album is amazing.
That it's probably one of my favs of the year along with Soap & Skin, And so I watch you from afar and Trail of Dead.
Nice to see some inventive bands springing up again.
Been reading your Trail of Dead reviews, as a fellow long time fan of the boys, for a long time now. Always honest, thoughtful and not blinded by the devotion. Good stuff. This record is worth a bit more for me, and it's certainly a step up from So Divided. I agree that the organisation lets it down though. It does however sound much more like a Trail of Dead record rather than a collection of songs. Amen to that.
Great interview too, Jason is one of the nicest rock stars you'll ever met, down to earth and just happy being in the band. I do however, smell some Trail of Dead interview porkies in this one...'Actually the boy is Lukas Haas, he was a kid actor in the ’80s in a movie called Witness with Harrison Ford.' C'mon!
Met Katie and Nestor in Wrexham when they were supporting Los Campesinos! a little while back. very friendly and talkactive. The album is very good, enjoying it a lot.
It's probably Future of the Left you mean.
Is possibly one of my favourite songs of alltime, it's so beautiful. It's very Nick Drake. Which of course is a great thing.
That sound like Ultravox's 'Vienna'.
Gallows and Fucked Up can't even compete with The Bronx baby.
7)Amadou and Mariam
8)British Sea Power
I agree with the fact it's not been a vintage year, but still some great albums in there.
As my screename may suggest. Kenickie do have a special place in my heart and Lauren does know her stuff, despite the jeering she sometimes gets. Having said that Lauren, don't go on 'Mock the Week' again doing jokes that end in the phrase "...so much so, a little bit of wee came out." please!
Interesting to hear how that will sound with Albini at the helm.
does he look like a young Morrissey in this pic?
Mark friggin' Ronson.
I was thinking more Sleater Kinney. Still Metric I will give you.
And 'Geraldine' is one of the best singles of the year, but I don't think their appeal streches very far judging by the album. But then I would say that if the Smiths debut came out now, so who knows what they can achieve on future albums if they get the right producer etc.
But surely Elvis will win this one.
Sad loss to music, did some good work with Moz, Alkaline Trio and Rancid in particular.
No Reading/Leeds will beat 2000.
Maybe I'm getting too old, but they sound like more than I can deal with in my already clogged head. Still, at least James comes across as a throughly decent young chap.
were ace in 03 as well! Definately see them.
They'll just extend everyone's set a little.
And it really was that bad. If you're reading Alexei, it's Steve, I was probably the one person who showed any sign of interest!
I really can't afford it :(
But your point is valid. Live fast/die young and all that.