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  • Four Stooges Albums of 2011 III: Return of the Jonesy (Part 2)

    23 Dec 2011, 08:41 by TheoGB

    Four mates get together, get drunk, play each other a track from each of their 10 favourite albums of the year, and rip the piss out of each others choices.

    This is albums 5-8 from each of us. Tom had a few issues with the year 2011...

    2011 Part 2 (65.12 total)

    Choices are in no particular order. It's just our favourite 10 rather than an ordered list.

    Cloud Nothings - Heartbeat - Raul
    Religious Knives - You Walk - AZ (2.28)
    Ghostpoet - I Just Don’t Know - Theo (6.18)
    9.40: Tom plays Actress from 2010 *insert Family Fortunes fail noise*
    Battles - Sweetie & Shag - Tom (10.54)

    Shield Your Eyes - Drill Your Heavy Heart - Raul (14.19)
    Sandwell District - Falling the Same Way - AZ (17.50)
    The Duke Spirit - Cherry Tree - Theo (23.14) (replacing Battles Gloss Drop)
    The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio - Tom (26.17) - Yes, this track is ALSO from 2010 but we let Tom have it in the end.

    One smoking break (for those three) later...

    Hype Williams - Ital - Raul (28.46)
  • 2010 charts - albums, songs, live

    9 Jan 2011, 13:04 by LaMareen

    >BEST ALBUM 2010
    Disclaimer: questa classifica è un connubio tra testa e cuore.
    Perchè lo so che tutti si schiferanno a vedere lì gli interpol il cui album ha schifato il 90percento della popolazione mondiale, però cosa devo dire, è lì e c'è un suo motivo, dettato dal cuore ma anche dalla testa, in fondo. E dall'onnipresente DE GUSTIBUS che tronca ogni possibile obiezione, tiè.
    Le posizioni in fondo sono casuali dalla 6 in avanti, non c'è differenza tra una posizione 8 e una 18, tra una 12 e una 15, alla fine dei conti. Il comune denominatore qui è che questi sono i dischi più belli che ho ascoltato nel 2010, i dischi che hanno segnato quest'anno molto prolifico, i dischi che, chi più chi meno, continuerò ad ascoltare anche negli anni a venire, se l'udito già debole non mi abbandonerà prima.



    20- CONGRATULATIONS - MGMT

    19- CONTRA - VAMPIRE WEEKEND

    18- WAKE UP THE NATION – PAUL WELLER

    17- SURFING THE VOID - KLAXONS

    16- BROTHERS – THE BLACK KEYS

    15- HEARTLAND – OWEN PALLETT
  • My Favorite Albums of 2010

    28 Dec 2010, 23:41 by Rockstar_Aimz

    My normal year-end favorite albums list usually tends to favor the bands/artists who I saw live in that year. This is only somewhat true for 2010. While The Hold Steady, The National, Drive-By Truckers, and Justin Townes Earle all had killer live gigs in Toronto this year, I just couldn't get into their 2010 releases. Turns out that I tended to like some of the opening acts better than some of the headliners, which makes me sound like an even bigger music snob than I already am. And this list makes me sound worse! Only three pseudo mainstream indie records made the cut. I also noticed that the albums I favored this year leaned towards the Bruce Springsteen/Tom Petty-style of rock. I'm not sure why, but that's just what tickled my fancy, or something, in 2010. If I could, I supplied links to buying the albums directly from the band's/artist's web site (more $ for the band). Go buy these records! Most have cheap shipping, and it's only like $1-2 more to ship to Canada. All of these records are worthy of being in you collection.