• Ten Years, Ten Albums - Part Two

    27 Sep 2007, 22:03 by nehemiah553

    Part two of my journal featuring my favourite album from each of the last ten years. On we go with 2004...

    2004 - Hope of the States - The Lost Riots

    The moment I started this journal, I knew exactly what would feature under 2004. This is perhaps my favourite album of all time.

    It's an old cliche, but this album literally changed my life. It opened my ears, to use another cliche, to a whole new approach to 'indie' music as it is dubbed. This was something entirely different.

    Opener The Black Amnesias send shivers down my spine, stands the hairs on the back of my neck on end, blows me away. While the band was touring Left, I missed the days when they used to open with this track. I always like things that start with a bang and this is one of the biggest bangs there is... albeit not literally, and not in volume, but in sheer magnitude.

    "Come on people, keep yr friends close, yr enemies won't matter in the end," Sam Herlihy repeats in Enemies/Friends. …