I'm at Hertford and was just dropping in to check my mail when...!
What I should have done, of course, was go up in the bridge to watch it. But you never think these things at the time :-(
I guessed 3.5 of that top 6 correctly - Isis, ATDI, Bloc Party and Elliott Smith (I'd have got the wrong album for him though).
Ultimately I could complain about this list had it been presented differently (as a "Top 66" or whatever). Seems like there was much better stuff further down than made the top 6. I still think ATDI's music is pretty two-dimensional and I must admit to having uttered an internal "wtf?" at the inclusion of Q and not U.
However, I actually think it's awesome that you didn't just mindlessly put Kid A and Funeral at the top of the list without thinking about it. The obviously genuine passion for all the music in this article really comes through and, whilst I might not share in all of it, you have succeeded in reminding me why I like DiS so much. I would never have expected Vespertine to be top, either, but these lists usually offer so few pleasant surprises that it was great to see it there.
So yeah, well done. Here's to another six years of good work :-)
And Bright fucking Eyes? Have you all gone completely insane!?
Oh dear oh dear oh dear.
The top 6 had better be pretty damn special now ;-)
Guerrilla and Radiator pwn everything. Rings Around the World is not even the Furries' best album since 2000, let alone their best ever.
Seriously though, I'm not sure I can wait another fortnight for the top 10. You should be more like Pitchfork and shut the entire site down for three days just to reveal the list ;-)
I would take "Oaklandazulasylum" over "Elephant Eyelash" any day. And I still hate the Mars Volta...
Pretty good work besides that, though.
I love Futurama. I love the Beck of today slightly less.
when singles were earning him and the rest of Busted their filthy millions.
Radiohead - Kid A
Brian Wilson - Smile
Primal Scream - Exterminator
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Blueberry Boat just misses out.
Well done DiS for picking that one up.
New Subtle sounds great as well.
Two wayward geniuses lost within the space of a month. Forever Changes is one of my all-time favourites.
I truly regret not making the effort to see him live now :-(
One of the best. The worst bit is the speculation about what might have been.
So are this band taking the piss or what?
I don't even know any more...
And you can quote me on that.
I shall buy this one soon...
Arthur Lee is already enough of a tragic figure :-(
Argh. My spelling is up the creek today.
Just answered my own question by reading the article. I got so carried away seeing this on the front page that I forgot to read it before posting...
But yeah, if this is your thing I'd definitely watch out for these guys.
Moneytree supported my band in August :-D
There were very tight and were great performers, even if it wasn't really my kind of music.
Also, which of the deputy eds is from Fair Oak? That'd be Diver I take it?
Smoosh are better than The Go! Team?
But yeah, I shall be at the Soton date nevertheless...