Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Andy Disgusting's end of year list


Band of the Year - Gun Outfit

Track of the Year - Gun Outfit - Last Chants


Top 10 LPs/12" EPs:

Gun Outfit - Possession Sound
Naked On The Vague - Heaps Of Nothing
Kitchen's Floor - Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush To Relax
Tyvek - Nothing Fits
Plug - Plug
Dictaphone - s/t
Puerto Rico Flowers - 4
Puffy Areolas - In The Army 1981
Hounds Of Hate - Head Anthem


Top 5 7"s :

Glam - Glam
Pissed Jeans - Sam Kinisom Woman/The L Word
The Homostupids - Night Deacon
The UV Race - I Hate You
The Pheromoans - Midnight Watchdog


Top 5 Tapes :

Neonates/Pussy Patrol Split (NEONATES SIDE)
Woolf - Woolf
Sauna Youth - Mad Mind
The Homostupids - Great Music Collection
The UV Race - Homo


Best Live Band - Thee Oh Sees blew me away.

Top 5 live shows :

Thee Oh Sees - Brixton, London, Plan B
Gun Outfit/The Pheromoans - Brighton, The Cowley Club
Zounds - Brighton, The Cowley Club
Naked On The Vague - Brighton, The Cowley Club
Charles De Goal - Hainault, London, Offset Festival

Honourable mentions to; YES WAY FESTIVAL & DUDEFEST. Too many great bands played at both to even factor it in. There is more.

Top 5 Labels :

RIP Society
Savoury Days
La Vida Es Un Mus
Fashionable Idiots

What Made Me Sad :

Boredom Boys broke up.
The Human Race broke up.
Yuck continued playing music.
The Pheromoans weren't knighted.

Best LP artwork : Dictaphone - s/t

Worst LP artwork - Zond - s/t

Best 7" artwork - Pocahaunted - Threshold b/w Echolocation


Worst 7" artwork - Negative Approach. New one AND reissue. OUCH.

Reissues/Revisited/Old Records/Most Listened :

Reissues : The Endtables, Black Tambourine, Crisis, Brainbombs, Dolly Mixture (didn't get the LP though, too slow)

Revisited/discovered for the first time/listened to a ton : Neil Young (esp. Zuma), Happy Refugees, Ama-Dots, The Primates, Reversible Cords, The Petticoats, Danzig, Morbid Opera, Big Star, Your Funeral, Rudimentary Peni, Occult Chemistry and all Times New Viking LPs.

2011 will be good because :

GOOD THROB, look for their demo soon, heard a couple tracks, great!
The Pheromoans LP
La La Vasquez LP?
Increasingly frustrating and disgusting government will breed good punk rock or, at the very least, Crass (THE NEW BLACK FLAG!) shirts continue to sell like hot-cakes.
2010 was mostly terrible so 2011 has to be great.

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