Post and Dicuss Yer Weekly Charts

 
  • 1Spearmint 7
    2 XTC 6
    3 Felt 4
    3 The Flower Machine 4
    5 The Sundays 3
    6 The Isley Brothers 2
    6 Japan 2
    6 Twa Toots 2
    6 The Hardy Boys 2
    10 Donald Byrd 1

    Back from a short holiday and spent a few hours previewing some of my wishlisted pop albums. I'm kinda stoked about these:

    The Hardy Boys - The Hardy Boys Play Songs From The Lenin and McCarthy Songbook
    Spearmint - A Week Away
    The Pearlfishers - Across the Milky Way
    The Flower Machine - Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Cozy Mitten Company
    The Apartments - The Evening Visits...And Stays Forever
    Felt - The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories
    XTC - Skylarking

    • SeaHan said...
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    • 2 Nov 2011, 08:17
    fuckyeahskylarking

    YoFa in my heart forever
  • Skylarking rules, think I enjoyed English Settlement just a smidgen more though

  • Devastation 35
    Moholy-Nagy 23 New group and album by members of Tarentel/The Drift. It's okay, i expected more, however.
    The Smiths 13
    Yuck 12 Nice Sonic Youth imitation.
    Pedro the Lion 10
    Blind Blake 7
    Frog Pocket 7
    This Mortal Coil 5
    Carissa's Wierd 4
    Demilich 3
    Dday One 3

  • Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni 25 Appearances by David Sylvian, Harold Budd, and Rogar Eno. Good stuff.
    Bill Fay 13
    Cut Hands13 William Bennett of Whitehouse adds tribal rhythms to his brand of harsh noise.
    Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand + Aluk Todolo 13 First Albin Julius outing I not only can stomach, but actually like.
    Sudden Infant12 Good noise
    Benighted in Sodom 10 Depressive BM
    David Sylvian 8
    Quigley 8
    Gloria Coates 7
    Veins 5

  • György Ligeti (64) - György, György. The whole day through.
    Mieczysław Weinberg (53)
    Nine Rain (20) - Tuxedomoon's spin off. Superb stuff.
    Dinosaur Jr. (18)
    Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович (16) - It's Dmitri, the composer with sick cat.
    Łona i Webber (16) - They just released best Polish rap album in years.
    Tuxedomoon (13)
    Giacinto Scelsi (13)
    Shezar (12) - nice mix of traditional Arabian music and jazz.
    Iva Bittová (9) - heard her album with Bang On The Can on Groovesharsk.
    Wakeford - Stapleton (9) - Sol Invictus meets NWW. Sounds good.

    Edited by zorzynek on 9 Nov 2011, 10:15
    • rm508 said...
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    • 9 Nov 2011, 09:57
    • rm508 said...
    • User
    • 13 Nov 2011, 12:17
    Poul Ruders 30
    Stefan Wolpe 24 - Quality, all quality. Still looking for a copy of his early funny ones.
    The Apartments 23 - I love the first three tracks on "The Evening Visits and Stays".
    Dave Holland 17
    The 6ths 16
    The Divine Comedy 14
    Broadcast 12
    Per Nørgård 9
    Pearls Before Swine 8
    Lee Moses 8
    Matthijs Vermeulen 8
    James Ferraro 8

  • Todd Snider (67)
    Half Man Half Biscuit (60)
    The Indelicates (44)
    Therapy? (37) Therapy? are kinda proto-emo I always think. Except they have a sense of humour about it all and aren't shit.
    New Model Army (26)
    Chumbawamba (24)
    The Magnetic Fields (22)
    Bad News (22) for you and you and you and you!
    Keith Top Of The Pops & His Minor UK Indie All-Star Celebrity Backing Band (19) This is really cool. I prefer the demo versions of the tracks I think.
    Negativland (18)

  • 3epkano 22 New album, good.
    Feist 12 New album, listenable.
    Walls 10 New album, good.
    Los Campesinos! 10 New album, still don't care.
    Devastation 10
    Nero's Day At Disneyland 8
    Psychic Teens 7 New album, unremarkable.
    Idaho 6
    The Blue Nile 5
    Sun Ra 5

    • rm508 said...
    • User
    • 18 Nov 2011, 08:15
    Glad someone's listening to new albums.

    • rm508 said...
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    • 18 Nov 2011, 15:32
    Speaking of which we should have a best of 2011 thread. They're always educational.

  • There are two discs. One with music and the DVD disc. Music can be in lossless format or mp3. Each disc and each format can be downloaded from one of three hosts. Yeah, it might be confusing.

    If you're fine with mp3 just click here.

  • We need another Tops of Tops Cultural Annihilation thread.

    • rm508 said...
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    • 20 Nov 2011, 12:18
    Bill Fay 35
    Thomas Larcher 33 - Kind of bitty and unsatisfying, but the bits are beautiful.
    Jimmy Giuffre 24
    Dave Holland 22
    Stefan Wolpe 22
    Colin Blunstone 20
    Wire 15
    Claudio Spies 13
    Kate Bush 10 - Yeah 50 Words for Snow has a couple of good things, but some ersatz production, and some truly silly ideas, like literally getting Stephen Fry to read fifty words for snow.
    Kalevi Aho 9
    Goffredo Petrassi 9

    • SeaHan said...
    • User
    • 21 Nov 2011, 02:37
    Mine suck Ed's Balls this past week.

    YoFa in my heart forever
  • Janet Feder & Fred Frith 24 Liked a couple of the tracks.
    Num Skull 22 Really nice thrash album.
    Laura Stevenson and the Cans 21
    A.A. Bondy 20
    Peter Broderick 20
    Middle Brother 19
    Andrew Jackson Jihad 15
    Thee Oh Sees 15
    Makeup and Vanity Set 14
    Bomb the Music Industry! 13
    Megafaun 13
    Youth Lagoon 13
    Dawes 11
    The War on Drugs 11
    Steve Hauschildt 11
    Silver Tongues 11
    St. Vincent 11
    The Rosebuds 10
    Ty Segall 9
    Gauntlet Hair 9
    The Men 9

    All the rest were 2011 albums. Strangely, i didn't actively hate any of them, but only really liked the Dawes album.

    • rm508 said...
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    • 23 Nov 2011, 19:45
    eagleheartt said:
    All the rest were 2011 albums. Strangely, i didn't actively hate any of them, but only really liked the Dawes album.

    So what are your favourites of the year, Kevin?

    • rm508 said...
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    • 27 Nov 2011, 12:31
    Thanks eagleheartt. More 2011 to listen to.

    I went a little Renaissancey this week.

    Tomás Luis de Victoria 36 - Wonderful.
    Arthur Lourié 35
    Guillaume de Machaut 34
    Péter Eötvös 26
    Beach Fossils 19
    Syntagma Musicum 18
    Luciano Berio 17
    Carlo Gesualdo 16
    Sebastian Currier 14
    Betsy Jolas 14

  • 1 Silvania 23 pretty dreampop/shoegaze music in the vein of Cocteau Twins
    2 Spearmint 15 scottish pop charm
    3 Lucy 11 2011 release: Lucy - Wordplay for Working Bees (for fans of electronic/techno music)
    4 Frédéric Chopin 9 sugar classical
    5 The Pearlfishers 7 Beach Boys inspired, sugary pop band from Scotland (again!)
    6 Lewis Taylor 6 BB style psychedelic soul/pop
    6 Bill Evans 6 I'm going to recommend Waltz for Debby for zorzy's next annual gift
    6 Redshape 6 The Dance Paradox is an average record
    9 The Flower Machine 5
    10 Blue Feather 3

  • VerveAreRising said:
    6 Bill Evans 6 I'm going to recommend Waltz for Debby for zorzy's next annual gift


    noted

    this week:
    Gillian Welch (68) - new album is pure excellence
    The Monochrome Set (40) - lovely, lovely early records
    Fred Frith (22)
    Aztec Camera (16) - my grooveshark late discovery
    Henry Cow (14)
    The Blue Nile (13) - later albums are growing
    Louis Sclavis (13) - big J. conspiracy took over my PC
    Jay Munly (12) - Nick Cave in The Wild Wild West
    The Field Mice (12) - sweet, great for model building with the family
    Thomas Feiner & Anywhen (11) - Opiates Revisited > Opiates

    • rm508 said...
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    • 28 Nov 2011, 11:49
    I love how you swing from classical/jazz/noise/classy music to jangle pop music. It's kind of how I roll too, except you're more classy.

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