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> Top of the Pops '08, or what we listened to
Wife Of Rolex
post Nov 13 2008, 03:48 PM
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Well, I guess M83 will be my next purchase then. Though, that could be well into next year if my current money situation continues.

Despite not actually buying much music, plenty of new tracks this year have caught my ear. Favourites being...

I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab For Cutie
Wearing My Rolex - Wiley
Heartbeat - Kate Goes...
When you Touch Me - Freemasons
That's Not My Name/Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
Century/I'm Going To Hell - The Long Blondes
On A Different Shelf - Jim Noir
Love You Anyway - Boyzone
This Sweet Love - James Yuill
A Kiss With A Fist - Florence And The Machine
Happiness - Goldfrapp
Half Asleep - School Of Seven Bells
Around The Bend - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Move - CSS


There's been more but that's what I can think of for now.

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post Nov 13 2008, 03:58 PM
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My award for the biggest pile of pretentious wankery bar one passable track goes to the Foals CD

The Please Once And For All Fuck Off Award goes to Nickelback
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post Nov 17 2008, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 13 2008, 03:58 PM) *
The Please Once And For All Fuck Off Award goes to Nickelback



Surely the other nominees for this award should be Coldplay, Keane and Dido
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post Nov 17 2008, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (Bloomeeney @ Nov 17 2008, 11:10 AM) *
Surely the other nominees for this award should be Coldplay, Keane and Dido



They are not even a fraction as bad as Nickelback. Plus they don't vanish for a few years, leaving you thinking "thank fuck that's over" before unleashing, out of the blue, another pile of shite that seems to hang aeround like a bad stink for months on end.
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post Nov 17 2008, 11:42 AM
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^ Not a fan then.................... wink.gif
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post Nov 17 2008, 12:11 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Nov 13 2008, 03:58 PM) *
The Please Once And For All Fuck Off Award goes to Nickelback


POA-FA-FOA*. It has a nice acronymous ring to it.





eta: * Sounds a bit like "Por favor", depending on your pronouncification.
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post Nov 17 2008, 02:46 PM
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It's been a really good year as far as I'm concerned. My favourite albums of the year are probably the following, though I cannot pick out one as my favourite from the bunch, they're all well worth your cash and time:

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
City and Colour - Bring Me Your Love
Seasick Steve - I Started Out With Nothin' and I Still Got Most of it Left
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cardinology
Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

I have really enjoyed every single one of these which is really rare for me, but they are truly all fantastic. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals produced yet another excellent album and are still woefully unheralded, and I absolutely rinsed City and Colour's album when it came out. Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver's albums are absolutely tremendous and wonderfully instrumentalised.

Of course you can't mention unique instruments without talking about Seasick Steve, who I love. His music isn't the most complex in the world, but it's great to listen to and he always sounds like he's having the time of his life on the record, which really comes across in the music. Another great album from him.

Kings of Leon's album was also predicatably good, thye just seem incapable of making an album I won't like. Good lads, they are.
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post Nov 20 2008, 10:07 AM
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A bit too early to say yet, since I've only just acquired it, but Emiliana Torrini's third English language album, Me And Armini is pretty good stuff so far.

Her first album Love In The Time Of Science was pretty good, if a bit mainstream (not that she was really noticed by the general public), with production and some songs co-written with Tears For Fears' Roland Orzabal. The follow up was a bit too folksy for my taste, but this new one has some very interesting sounds. Could likely be one of my '08 faves after a few more listens.

For those who don't know who she is, she sang Gollum's Song over the end credits of The Two Towers.
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post Nov 20 2008, 04:59 PM
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I have the second album, didn't know she's released another this year, will have to check it out.
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post Nov 29 2008, 08:22 PM
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Late entry for my favourite songs of the year list goes to William's Blood by Grace Jones.
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post Dec 1 2008, 06:09 PM
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I see nobody has said Portishead.
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post Dec 1 2008, 07:37 PM
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Two great albums I forgot to mention were the ones by Sons & Daughters and Lykke Li.

Portishead was OK.
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QUOTE (logger @ Dec 1 2008, 06:09 PM) *
I see nobody has said Portishead.


I'd stick it in my Top 5, f'sure! But I need to give my other choices a bit more thought before I chime in with my 'Review of the Year' so to speak.
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post Dec 1 2008, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (logger @ Dec 1 2008, 06:09 PM) *
I see nobody has said Portishead.

That's because it was a fucking depressing album.
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QUOTE (Ade @ Dec 1 2008, 11:27 PM) *
That's because it was a fucking depressing album.


Oh, absolutely. Gloomy and at some points terrifying. A difficult album certainly, but a rewarding experience to listen to.
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