Friday, 15 January 2010

Suede Reunion

As a big Suede fan, I've gotten quite excited today by the news that they're to reform for a one-off charity gig in March at the Royal Albert Hall. It'll be the 'Coming Up' era line-up of Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Richard Oakes, Simon Gilbert and Neil Codling.

There's an official announcement up on the Teenage Cancer Trust website.

Do you think they'll let us mosh in the orchestra pit?

Can't wait!

Monday, 11 January 2010

New albums 2010

My last batch of mp3s were wrongly taken down by blogger so these ones come with a notice.

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Thank you.

Here are some mp3s of tracks from new albums this year.
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Beach House - Norway
From new Beach House album 'Teen Dream' released 25/01/10
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
From new Charlotte Gainsbourg album 'IRM' released 25/01/10
Los Campesinos! - The Sea Is a Good Place To Think Of The Future
From new Los Campesinos! album 'Romance is Boring' released 01/02/10
Pavement - Gold Soundz
From 'Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement' released 08/03/10
Vampire Weekend - Horchata
From new Vampire Weekend album 'Contra' released 11/01/10
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
From new Yeasayer album 'Odd Blood' released 08/02/10

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Top 100 Albums of the decade

Now that the decade is over (the 2000s, the noughties, whatever you want to call it) I bring you my top 100 albums of the decade.
Make no mistake, this was hell to compile. There are some great albums that missed but at the moment I think this is an accurate reflection of my 100 favourite albums of the last 10 years.

Here goes...

100. The National - Alligator
99. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
98. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
97. Brazilian Girls - Brazilian Girls
96. The New Pornographers - Challengers
95. Beck - Sea Change
94. Jeffrey Lewis - The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane
93. Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
92. The Bluetones - Science and Nature
91. The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away

90. The Maccabees - Colour It In
89. Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon
88. Cat Power - The Greatest
87. Destroyer - Streethawk: A Seduction
86. Tilly & The Wall - Wild Like Children
85. Kimya Dawson - Remember That I Love You
84. Matt & Kim - Matt & Kim
83. Murry the Hump - Songs of Ignorance
82. The Teenagers - Reality Check
81. Graham Coxon - The Kiss of Morning

80. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
79. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
78. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
77. Jeffrey Lewis - It's The Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through
76. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
75. Blonde Redhead - Misery Is A Butterfly
74. Grandaddy - Sumday
73. Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself
72. Doves - The Last Broadcast
71. The Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done

70. Sufjan Stevens - Come On Feel The Illinoise
69. Animal Collective - Feels
68. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
67. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
66. The Knife - Deep Cuts
65. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
64. The Shins - Oh Inverted World
63. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
62. Radiohead - In Rainbows
61. The Antlers - Hospice

60. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Etiquette
59. Stellastarr* - Harmonies For The Haunted
58. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
57. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
56. The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches
55. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
54. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder
53. Sigur Rós - Takk...
52. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
51. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

50. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
49. The Breeders - Title TK
48. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
47. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
46. The Voluntary Butler Scheme - At Breakfast, Dinner, Tea
45. The Futureheads - The Futureheads
44. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
43. Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle
42. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
41. The Postal Service - Give Up

40. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
39. Architecture in Helsinki - Places Like This
38. Hope of the States - The Lost Riots
37. The Decemberists - Her Majesty...
36. Graham Coxon - Happiness in Magazines
35. Neon Neon - Stainless Style
34. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
33. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
32. The Strokes - Is This It
31. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat

30. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
29. Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
28. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
27. Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
26. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
25. The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
24. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
23. Architecture in Helsinki - Fingers Crossed
22. Radiohead - Kid A
21. Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch

20. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
19. Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
18. Super Furry Animals - Mwng
17. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
16. The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird Bark
15. Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - Em Are I
14. Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
13. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
12. Stellastarr* - Stellastarr*
11. Blur - Think Tank

10. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica

9. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

8. Pilotdrift - Iter Facere

7. The Knife - Silent Shout

6. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

5. Love is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night

4. Arcade Fire - Funeral

3. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

2. Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die

1. Love is All - Nine Times That Same Song

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Love is All: New Album

The band responsible for two of my top 5 records of the last decade (including the number 1) have announced the release of their third album.

They've moved from their long time label 'What's Your Rupture?' to new label 'Polyvinyl' and will release the new album 'Two Thousand and Ten Injuries' on March 23rd.

You can listen to new track Kungen here.