4 Jul 2012, 22:09 by KurtBell
3 Jan 2012, 10:03 by bagowarriorTop Ten Albums
No particular order.
1. The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
2. Buffalo Tom - Skins
3. J Mascis - Several Shades of Why
4. Yuck - Yuck
5. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Mirror Traffic
6. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
7. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
8. Alex Turner - Submarine (original songs)
9. Half Man Half Biscuit - 90 Bisodol (Crimond)
10. My Jerusalem - Gone for Good
Last FM - Top Ten Artists
As culled from the Last FM list.
1. Buffalo Tom
2. J Mascis
3. The Twilight Singers
4. Beastie Boys
9. Half Man Half Biscuit
10. Dinosaur Jr.
Last FM - Top Ten Tracks
As culled from the Last FM list.
1. Buffalo Tom - Down
2. Buffalo Tom - Don't Forget Me
3. Buffalo Tom - She's Not Your Thing
4. Buffalo Tom - Here I Come
5. Buffalo Tom - Arise, Watch
6. J Mascis - Is It Done
7. Yuck - Get Away
8. Buffalo Tom -…
5 Dec 2011, 20:51 by rattlebagStop Press - The chart is as follows
1. PJ Harvey– Let England Shake - 13 votes
2. Bon Iver– Bon Iver - 11 votes
3. Josh T Pearson– Last Of The Country Gentlemen - 11 votes
4. War on Drugs– Slave Ambient - 10 votes
5. Tom Waits– Bad as Me - 9 votes
6. The Decemberists– The King Is Dead - 8 votes
7. Bill Callahan– Apocalypse - 6 votes
7. Metronomy– The English Riveria - 6 votes
7. Ryan Adams– Ashes & Fire - 6 votes
7. Wilco– The Whole Love - 6 votes
11. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins– Diamond Mine - 5 votes
11. Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat– Everything's Getting Older - 5 votes
11. Jonathan Wilson– Gentle Spirit - 5 votes
11. Gillian Welch– The Harrow And The Harvest - 5 votes
11. White Denim– D - 5 votes
16. Kurt Vile– Smokering For My Halo - 4 votes
16. The Mountain Goats– All Eternals Deck - 4 votes
18. Bonnie Prince Billy– Wolfroy Goes To Town - 3 votes
18. Elbow– Build a Rocket Boys - 3 votes
18. Half Man Half Biscuit– 90 Bisodol (Crimond) - 3 votes
21 Nov 2011, 16:34 by nigeybIt's that time of year. Here in Brighton, local record shop Rounder Records have published their TOP 50 albums of the year as chosen by the staff. CLICK HERE TO READ IT. So, inspired by this list, and because I love all this end of year list malarkey, here's my top ten albums of 2011, followed by a few honourable mentions:
1. Luke Haines - Nine And A Half Psychedelic Meditations On British Wrestling Of The 1970s And Early '80s
Unquestionably my favourite album of 2011. This review does it full justice:
2. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful - upbeat Beasties magic. I'm a massive fan and this is right up to their usual standard.
3. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Worthy Merc Prize winner and how often can we say that?
4. Steve Mason and Dennis Bovell - Ghosts Outside
Dubbed up versh of Steve's last album and yet works in its own right. Dubtastic.
1 Oct 2011, 13:31 by nigeybhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515ZC9%2BVjeL._SS500_.jpg
I've been playing 90 Bisodol (Crimond) non-stop for the last four days and conclude that this is yet another excellent release from one of Britain's most underrated bands. Yet more of their insight, wit and imagination. Half Man Half Biscuit say say more about the absurdities, frustrations and mundanities of life in modern Britain than any other band I know.
What other songwriter would clarity the correct etiquette for drivers to allow a pedestrian to cross the road? In 'L'Enfer C'Est Les Autre', Nigel Blackwell (Half Man Half Biscuit main man and songwriter) explains that a driver shouldn't use their index finger (drives me mad too). Nope, the driver should make their invitation with an outstretched palm.
Final track, "Rock And Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools", is my current favourite. I love it when Nigel Blackwell lets rip about things that vex him. How about this for an opening verse: "He's sitting on a so-called Soccer Sofa…