Wednesday, 15 December 2010
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 :
La Vida Es Un Mus
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.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Band of the year: Sauna Youth
Track of the year: Home Blitz - Two Steps
Top 10 LPs in no particular order:
Ty Segall - Melted
Home Blitz - Out Of Phase
Guinea Worms - Sorcerers of Madness
ECSR - Rush to Relax
Drunk Driver - s/t
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime
Wire - 1976 demos
White fence - s/t
The Spits - s/t
Top 5 7's:
Folded Shirt - s/t
Home Blitz - Perpetual Night
Sauna Youth - Youth
UV Race - Knife Fight
La La Vasquez - Hello
Top live audio/visual experiences:
Divorce @ Sounds From The Other City
Oh Sees @ Luminare
Dude Fest II - Brilliant Colors, Prize Pets, La La Vasquez, The Sticks, Lovvers, Cold Pumas @ The Cowley Club
Rent Boys @ everywhere, all the time
Charles De Goal @ Offset Festival
Ty Segall, Sauna Youth, Fair Ohs @ Jam
Bummed out in '10: Jay Reatard RIP, the Devo album, Enter The Void, BBC turning into FOX, Yuck the band.
Best artwork: Bare Wires - Seeking Love
Worst artwork: The Bitters - Eastern General
Best 7" artwork: Wild Thing - Age Difference
Worst 7" artwork: Dirty Projectors - No Intention
old shit and reissues dug and re-dug:
Hardcore Devo Vol 1& 2
Lou Reed - Street Hassle
Labels with good product:
La Vida Es Un Mus
Other things: The Coalition can fuck off. The Love Triangle are an excellent band. Politicized youth finally, although people just out for a rumble can fuck off. Lots of UK bands set to release LPs next year. SID set to up the release schedule again..two fold. Yuck need to be stopped. All music TV is a fucking joke. Please stop using found photography for artwork. Green Door Store heralds a new era for Brighton's music scene. Music industry needs to hurry up and die. Andy Auld gets buff.