Monday, December 27, 2021

Second Look at 2011's Best Music

2011 ALBUMS REVISITED

Partial originals here

 1. Rustie - Glass Swords

2. Destroyer - Kaputt

3. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

4. Grouper - A I A: Alien Observer/Dream Losss

5. Death Grips - Ex-Military

6. Drake - Take Care

7. St. Vincent  - Strange Mercy

8. Steve Hauschildt - Tragedy an Geometry

9. Various - Bang & Works Vol 2

10. Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure

11. Maria Minerva - Tailinn At Dawn

12. Belong - Common Era

13. Com Truise - Galactic Melt

14. Kingdom - Dreama EP

15. A$AP Rocky - Live.Love.A$AP

16. John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

17. Fatima Al Qadiri - Genre Specific Xperience EP

18. James Ferraro - Far Side Virtial

19. Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

20. Gazelle Twin - The Entire City

21. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place

22. Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass

23. Innergaze - Shadow Disco EP

24. Panda Bear - Tomboy

25. Zwischenwelt - Paranormale Acktivitat


2011 TUUUUUNEZ


1. Rihanna feat Calvin Harris - "We Found Love"

2. Com Truise - "Brokendate"

3. Death Grips - "Guillotine"

4. Rustie - "Ultra Thizz"

5. Jlin - "Erotic Heat"

6. M83 - "Midnight City"

7. Jamie XX - "Far Nearer"

8. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "No Church in the Wild"

9. Thurston Moore - "Benediction"

10. The Weeknd - "The Morning"

11. Britney Spears - "Til the World Ends"

12. Ford & Lopatin - "Emergency Room"

13. Kingdom - "Stalker Ha"

14. Shabazz Palaces - "An Echos from the Hosts That Profess Infinitum"

15. Macintosh Plus - "リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー"

16. St. Vincent - "Cruel"

17. Lana Del Rey - "Video Games"

18. Maria Minerva - "Hagasuxzzavol"

19. John Maus - "Believer"

20. Octo Octa - "I'm Trying"

21. Charli XCX - "Nuclear Seasons"

22. Drake - "Over My Dead Body"

23. Egyptrixx - "Liberation Front"

24. Blawan - "Getting Me Down"

25. Fun.  - "Some Nights"

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Wanna See Me Disco? The Top Music of 2001

2001 Top O The Napster Queue


1. Daft Punk - Discovery

2. Missy Elliott - Miss E….So Addictive

3. Bjork - Vespertine

4. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

5. Solvent - Solvent City

6. Fennesz - Endless Summer

7. The Strokes - Is This It

8. Four Tet - Pause

9. Liars - They Threw Us All in a Trench and Put a Monument on Top

10. Bardo Pond - Dilate

11. Spiritualized - Let It All Come Down

12. Radiohead - Amnesiac

13. The Coup - Party Music

14. Miss Kittin and the Hacker - 1st Album

15. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

16. Simian - Chemistry is What We Are

17. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire

18. Prefuse73 - Vocal Studies and Uprock Narratives

19. Gorillaz - Gorillaz

20. Destroyer - Streethawk: A Seduction

21. Takagai Masakatsu - Pia

22. Aaliyah - Aaliyah

23. The Faint - Danse Macabre

24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP

25. R.E.M.  - Reveal



HIGHEST 2001 SHORTIES


1. Missy Elliott - "Get Yr Freak On"

2. The Rapture - "House of Jealous Lovers"

3. Daft Punk - "Digital Love"

4. Squarepusher - "Red Hot Car"

5. Le Tigre - "Deceptacon (DFA Mix)"

6. Cannibal Ox - "The F Word"

7. Golden Boy and Miss Kittin - "Rippin Kittin"

8. Spiritualized - "Don't Just Do Something"

9. Dntel - "(This is the Dream Of) Evan and Chad"

10. The Coup - "5 Millions Ways to Kill a CEO"

11. The Shins - "Know Your Onion"

12. Bjork - "Cocoon"

13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Art Star"

14. Metro Area - "Miura"

15. Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"

16. MF Doom - "I Hear Voices"

17. Liars - "Mr Your On Fire Mr"

18. Outkast feat Killer Mike - "The Whole World"

19. Destiny's Child - "Bootylicious"

20. Interpol - "PDA"

21. Janet Jackson - "Son of a Gun"

22. 311 - "Amber"

23. Low  - "Embrace"

24. Mystikal - "Shake Ya Ass"

25. Pierre Bastien - "Avid Diva" 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

There Are Many Imitators But These Are the True Creators: Top Music of 1991

Albums of the Year


1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

2. Massive Attack - Blue Lines

3. Nirvana - Nevermind

4. LFO - Frequencies

5. Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91..The Enemy Strikes Black

6. KMD - Mr. Hood

7. Orbital - Orbital

8. Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath 1 & 2

9. Stereolab - Super Electric EP

10. Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living

11. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

12. Main - Hydra EP

13. Coil - Love's Secret Domain

14. Main Source - Breaking Atoms

15. Slint - Spiderland

16. Diamanda Galas - Plague Mass

17. R.E.M - Out of Time

18. Sepultura - Arise

19. Underground Resistance - Waveform/Nation 2 Nation Eps

20. Biz Markie - I Need a Haircut

21. Magnetic Fields - Distant Plastic Trees

22. Godflesh  - Slavestate

23. Chapterhouse - Whirlpool

24. Wire  - The Drill

25. Digital Underground - Sons of the P



SONGS of the Year


1. My Bloody Valentine  - "When You Sleep"

2. Nirvana - "Lithium"

3. The Prodigy - "Your Love"

4. Slowdive - "Shine"

5. Slint - "Good Morning Captain"

6. Aphex Twin - "Isopropoplex"

7. Massive Attack - "Unfinished Sympathy"

8. LFO  - "We Are Back"

9. Cypress Hill - "How I Could Just Kill a Man"

10. Soundgarden - "Jesus Christ Pose"

11. Stereolab - "Super Electric"

12. A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"

13. PJ Harvey - "Dress"

14. The Mover - "Nightflight (non-stop to Kaos)"

15. KMD - "Humrush"

16. Ministry - "Jesus Built My Hotrod"

17. Public Enemy - "Shut Em Down"

18. Xon - "Midnight Express"

19. 808 State - "Cubik"

20. Moby - "Go"

21. Ice Cube - "the Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit"

22. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - "Give It Away"

23. Chapterhouse - "Mesmerise"

24. 2 bad mice - "warehouse"

25. Coil - "Things Happen"

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Sweet Romantic Place: The Best Music of 1981

 Top Albums of 1981

1. Japan - Tin Drum

2. David Byrne and Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

3. Soft Cell - Non-stop Erotic Cabaret

4. Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell

5. Rush - Moving Pictures

6. Eurythmics - In the Garden

7. This Heat - Deceit

8. Moebius and Plank - Material

9. Devo - New Traditionalists

10. The Human League - Dare

11. The Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire

12. Cabaret Voltaire - Red Mecca

13. New Order  - Movement

14. Jon Hassell - Dream Theory in Malaya

15. Phil Collins - Face Value

16. Gregor and Conrad Schnitzler - Conrad and Sohn

17. Venom - Welcome to Hell

18. Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches

19. Lime - Your Love

20. The Fall - Slates EP

21. Nico - Drama of Exile

22. Duran Duran - Duran Duran

23. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

24. Einsturzende Neubaten - Kollaps

25. The Flying Lizards - Fourth Wall



Top Tracks of 1981


1. Japan- "Ghosts"

2. Laurie Anderson- "O Superman"

3. The Specials- "Ghost Town"

4. The Human League- "Don't You Want Me"

5. Devo- "Beautiful World"

6. BB&Q Band- "On the Beat"

7. Coati Mundi feat Kid Creole and the Coconuts- "Que Pasa/Me No Pop I"

8. Rush- "Limelight"

9. The Clash- "This is Radio Clash"

10. The Associates- "White Car in Germany"

11. Phil Collins- "In the Air Tonight"

12. Depeche Mode- "Dreaming of Me"

13. Hall and Oates- "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)"

14. Go-Go's- "Our Lips Are Sealed"

15. Pete Shelley- "Homosapien"

16. Tom Tom Club- "Genius of Love"

17. Yoko Ono- "Walking on Thin Ice"

18. D.A.F. - "Der Mussolini"

19. Romeo Void- "Never Say Never"

20. Queen and David Bowie- "Under Pressure"

21. Inner Life- "Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Garage Mix)"

22. ESG- "Moody"

23. Ludus- "The Escape Artist"

24. R.E.M.- "Radio Free Europe"

25. Frankie Smith- "Double Dutch Bus"





Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A Godawful Small Affair: The Music of 1971

 Top Albums of the Year

1. Can - Tago Mago

2. Joni Mitchell - Blue

3. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live

4. David Bowie - Hunky Dory

5. Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness

6. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

7. Nick Drake - Bryter Layer

8. Black Mass - Lucifer

9. T-Rex - Electric Warrior

10. The Temptations - Sky's the Limit

11. Pink Floyd - Meddle

12. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

13. Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality

14. Yoko Ono - Fly

15. Caravan  - In the Land of Gray and Pink

16. Led Zeppelin - IV

17. Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate

18. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

19. Deuter - D

20. Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson

21. Wendy Carlos - A Clockwork Orange

22. Alice Cooper - Killer

23. Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel

24. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up

25. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin On



Top Songs of the Year


1. T-Rex - "Mambo Sun"

2. David Bowie - "Life on Mars"

3. Nick Drake - "One of These Things First"

4. Can - "Halleluwah"

5. The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"

6. The Who - "Baba O'Riley"

7. Joni Mitchell - "A Case of You"

8. Bill Withers - "Ain't No Sunshine"

9. Pink Floyd - "Echoes"

10. Al Green - "Tired of Being Alone"

11. Led Zeppelin - "When the Levee Breaks"

12. The Rolling Stones - "Moonlight Mile"

13. Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave"

14. Leonard Cohen  - "Famous Blue Raincoat"

15. John Cale and Terry Riley - "Church of Anthrax"

16. The Stylistics - "People Make the World Go Round"

17. Carole King - "It's Too Late"

18. Paul Simon - "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"

19. Cat Stevens - "The Wind"

20. The Beach Boys - "Surf's Up"

21. Ten Years After - "I'd Love to Change the World"

22. James Brown  - "Super Bad"

23. The Doors - "Riders on the Storm"

24. Elton John - "Tiny Dancer"

25. Booker T and the MGs - "Melting Pot"

Friday, December 10, 2021

2021 In Conclusion

 Top 25 Songs





1. Lonelady - "There is No Logic"

2. Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten - "Like I Used To"

3. Freddie Gibbs ft Schoolboy Q - "Gang Signs"

4. ZULI - "Where Do You Go"

5. Charli XCX ft Christine and Caroline Polachek - "New Shapes"

6. Cold Beat - "Mandelbrot Fall"

7. Anz - "You Could Be"

8. Lil Nas X - "Montero (Call me By Your Name)"

9. Proc Fiskal - "Leith Tornn Carnal"

10. Jenny Hval - "Jupiter"

11. Noname - "Rainforest"

12. Scalping - "Monolithium"

13. Water from Your Eyes - ""Quotations""

14. Marissa Nadler - "Bessie, Did You Make It?"

15. Winter - "Lua"

16. Zohra - "Badala Zamana"

17. Andy Stott - "Never the Right Time"

18. Brogan Bentley - "Ecstasy"

19. Laura Wolf - "Cross Your Mind"

20. Burial - "Dark Gesthemane"

21. Backxwash ft Ada Rock - "I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS"

22. Doja Cat & SZA - "Kiss Me More"

23. Tirzah - "Send Me"

24. Cate Le Bon - "Running Away"

25. Vapour Theories - "Breaking Down"


25 Top Albums




1. Sweet Trip - A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals

2. Lonelady - Former Things

3. Jorge Elbrecht - Presentable Corpse 002

4. Grouper - Shade

5. Gazelle Twin x NYX - Deep England

6. Mirage - Mirage

7. Pan Daijing - Jade

8. Divide and Dissolve - Gas Lit

9. Cold Beat - War Garden

10. Lingua Ignota - Sinner Get Ready

11. Dialect - Keep Going…Under

12. Lil Nas X - Montero

13. Marissa Nadler - The Shape of the Clouds

14. Anz - All Hours

15. Water for Eyes - Structure

16. Liars - The Apple Drop

17. Gnod - La Mort du Sens

18. Moor Mother & Billy Woods - BRASS

19. Leon Vynehall - Rare Forever

20. Illuminati Hotties - Let Me Do One More

21. Alan Vega - Mutator

22. Ka Baird  - Vivication Excercises

23. Various - Salutations

24. The Weather Station - Ignorance

25. Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red


Top 10 EPs




1. ZULI - All Caps

2. Laura Wolf - Artifacts

3. Scalping  - Flood

4. Hyd - Hyd

5. CORIN - Enantiodromia

6. Backxwash - Stigmata EP

7. Selena Gomez - Revelacion EP

8. Grubby Little Hands - Phlmsy

9. Octo Octa - She's Calling

10. Odour of Sanctity  - When the Dead Feel Divine


Top Films are being updated in Real Time over here at Letterboxd


Top 15 TV Shows

1. The White Lotus
2. What We Do In the Shadows
3. Physical
4. The Great
5. Hacks
6. Exterminate All the Brutes
7. Nine Perfect Strangers
8. Betty
9. Midnight Mass
10. Can't Get You Out of My Head
11.Reservation Dogs
12. Only Murders in the Building
13. Rick and Morty
Inside Job
14. Loki
15. Mythic Quest

Monday, December 28, 2020

No One Man Should Do All These Lists: 10 Year Vintage best of 2010

 40 Long-Form Streams, Music Blog RARs, or Album-format Releases


1. Various - Bang and Works Volume 1

2. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

3. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

4. Arp - The Soft Wave

5. Drake - Thank Me Later

6. El Guincho - Pop Negro

7. Kingdom - That Mystic EP

8. Games - That We Play

9. James Blake - CMYK EP

10. Balam Acab - See Birds EP

11. Seven Fields of Aphelion - Periphery

12. Sun Araw - On Patrol

13. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

14. Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude

15. Chuck Person - Eccojams Vol 1

16. Bing & Ruth - City Lake

17. Eluvium  - Static Nocturne

18. Various - Let Me Shine for You

19. Hype Williams - Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite

20. The-Dream - Love King

21. John Roberts - Glass Eights

22. Kangding Ray - Pruitt-Igoe EP

23. Diddy Dirty Money - Last Train to Paris

24. Actress - Splzash

25. Laetitia Sadler - The Trip

26. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network OST

27. LA Vampires Meets Zola Jesus - LA Vampires Meets Zola Jesus

28. Solvent - Subject to Shift

29. Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids

30. Com Truise - Cyanide Sisters

31. Bibio - Mind Bokeh

32. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

33. Sandwell District - Feed Forward

34. Pariah - Safehouses

35. Robert AA Lowe and Rose Lazar - Eclipses

36. Four Tet - There is Love In You

37. Jacques Greene - The Look EP

38. Dean and Britta - 13 Most Beautiful

39. High Places - Vs Mankind

40. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding



40 Nasty and Quick Scrobble-Songs


1. Girl Unit - "Wut"

2. Kanye West - "Runaway"

3. Balam Acab - "See Birds"

4. Deerhunter - "Helicopter"

5. Slava  - "Dreaming Tiger"

6. Kingdom - "Bust Broke"

7. Endgames - "Ecstasy (Jam City Refix)"

8. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Round and Round"

9. Ke$ha - "Blow"

10. Seven Fields of Aphelion - "Grown"

11. Far East Movement  - "Like a G6"

12. Roska and Untold - "Myth"

13. El Guincho - "Bombay"

14. Oneohtrix Point Never featuring Antony - "Returnal"

15. Ghost Mutt - "Thoroughbred"

16. Drake - "Over"

17. Com Truise - "Sundriped"

18. Grouper - "Hold the Way"

19. Ghostface Killah - "In Tha Park"

20. Azari & III - "Into the Night"

21. Deadboy - "If U Want Me"

22. Sun Araw - "Deep Cover"

23. Solvent - "Formulate"

24. Active Child - "Wilderness"

25. The-Dream - "Yamaha"

26. Jacques Greene - "The Look"

27. Roots Manuva - "Witness (Slugabed mix)"

28. Four Tet - "Love Cry"

29. Raime - "We Must Hunt Under the Wreckage"

30. LA Vampires Versus Zola Jesus - "No No No"

31. Gayngs - "The Gaudy Side of Town"

32. Rihanna - "Cheers (Drink to That)"

33. Martin Solveig - "Hello"

34. High Places - "The Longest Shadows"

35. Starkey - "Stars"

36. KOP - "Fire It Up (funkystepz mix)"

37. Caribou - "Odessa"

38. Taz - "Gold Tooth Grin"

39. Pure Ecstasy - "Easy"

40. oOoOO - "Sedsumthin"



Sunday, December 27, 2020

List A: 20 Year Vintage's Best Music of 2000

 40 Albums to Search the Used CD Bins for

1. Broadcast - The Noise Made By People

2. The Avalanches - Since I Left You

3. Radiohead - Kid A

4. Outkast - Stankonia

5. Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches

6. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

7. Gas - Pop

8. Chicks on Speed - Will Save Us All

9. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

10. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR

11. Elastica - The Menace

12. Boards of Canada - In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country

13. Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One

14. Luomo - Vocalcity

15. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - The Doldrums

16. Deftones - White Pony

17. Thievery Corporation - Mirror Conspiracy

18. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

19. Simian - Watch It Glow

20. J Masic + The Fog - More Light

21. New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

22. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica

23. Various - Clicks and Cuts

24. Belle and Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk like a Peasant

25. Tosca  - Suzuki

26. Optiganally Yours - Presents: Exclusively Talentmaker

27. Various - O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack

28. Fischerspooner - Fischerspooner

29. Tripping Daisy - Tripping Daisy

30. Coil - Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil

31. Cat Power - The Covers Record

32. Destroyer - Thief

33. At the Drive In - Relationship of Command

34. Phoenix - United

35. Bjork - Selmasongs

36. Doughty - Skittish

37. Phife Dawg - Ventilation

38. Erase Errata - Erase Errata EP

39. Adult. - Nausea

40. XTC - Wasp Star (Apple Venus Vol 2)


40 Tracks to Download over your 28.8k/s modem


1. Broadcast - "Come On Let's Go"

2. Outkast - "B.O.B"

3. Cat Power - "I Found a Reason"

4. Daft Punk - "One More Time"

5. Peaches  - "Fuck the Pain Away"

6. Radiohead - "Idiotechque"

7. New Pornographers - "Letter from an Occupant"

8. Solvent - "A Panel of Experts"

9. Boards of Canada - "In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country"

10. The Avalanches - "Since I Left You"

11. Ensemble - "Proposal 5"

12. Aaliyah - "Try Again"

13. Gorillaz - "Rock the House"

14. Primal Scream - "Exterminator"

15. Ghostface Killah - "Apollo Kids"

16. PJ Harvey - "You Said Something"

17. Kid606 - "Straight Outta Compton"

18. Optiganally Yours - "Gepetto"

19. Modest Mouse - "Third Planet"

20. Simian - "The Wisp"

21. Phoenix - "Too Young"

22. Da Brat - "That's What I'm Looking For"

23. Tosca - "Honey"

24. Bjork - "In the Musicals"

25. Fischerspooner - "Emerge"

26. Elastica - "My Sex"

27. Mystikal - "Shake Ya Ass (UKG Mix)"

28. St. Germain - "Rose Rouge"

29. Wu-Tang Clan - "Gravel Pit"

30. Overseer - "Supermoves"

31. Cex - "A Mansion as the Body She Resides In"

32. Doves - "Firesuite"

33. Adult.  - "Hand to Phone"

34. Belle and Sebastian - "I Fought in a War"

35. Shiftplus - "This is Hardcore"

36. Neko Case and Her Boyfriends - "No Need to Cry"

37. True Steppers - "Out of Your Mind"

38. Hives - "Hate to Say I Told You So"

39. At the Drive In - "Invalid Litter Dept."

40. Queens of the Stone Age - "Feel Good Hit of the Summer"

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Groove Is In the Heart: 30 Years Vintage (1990)

Top 40 Cassettes and CDs and other Releases of 1990


1. Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas

2. Depeche Mode - Violator

3. My Bloody Valentine - Glider EP

4. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instictive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

5. Slowdive - Slowdive EP

6. Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

7. Sonic Youth - Goo

8. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual

9. Pale Saints - The Comforts of Madness

10. Manic Street Preachers - New Art Riot EP

11. Green Day - 39/Smooth

12. Galaxie 500 - This is Our Music

13. Flaming Lips - In A Priest Driven Ambulance

14. Eno/Cale - Wrong Way Up

15. Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet

16. Paul Simon - The Rhythm of the Saints

17. Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted

18. Yo La Tengo - Fakebook

19. Loop - A Gilded Eternity

20. The Divine Comedy - Fanfare for the Comic Muse

21. Ride - Nowhere

22. They Might Be Giants - Flood

23. Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly

24. Black Dog - Techno Playtime

25. Living Colour - Time's Up

26. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park

27. Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour

28. Danzig - II: Lucifuge

29. 808 State  - UTD State 90

30. Chapterhouse - Freefall EP

31. Lard - The Last Temptation of Reid

32. The Boo Radleys - Ichabod and I

33. Prince and the New Power Generation - Graffiti Bridge

34. Happy Mondays - Pills Thrills and Bellyaches

35. Beats International - Let Them Eat Bingo

36. Phish - Lawn Boy

37. George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1

38. Heavenly - Heavenly vs Satan

39. Psychic TV - Towards Thee Infinite Beat

40. McCarthy - The Banking Life



The 40 Best Single Songs in 1990


1. My Blood Valentine - "Soon"

2. LFO - "LFO (Leeds Warehouse mix)"

3. Bel Biv Devoe - "Poison"

4. Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

5. A Tribe Called Quest - "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo"

6. Green Day - "Going to Pasalacqua"

7. Cocteau Twins - "Heaven or Las Vegas"

8. Primal Scream - "Come Together (Andrew Weatherall mix)"

9. Kronos Quartet - "Marquee Moon"

10. Ride - "Dreams Burn Down"

11. Lush - "Sweetness and Light"

12. The Orb - "Little Fluffy Clouds"

13. Depeche Mode - "Enjoy the Silence"

14. DJ Mink - "Hey! Can You Relate?"

15. The Sundays - "Here's Where the Story Ends"

16. Sonic Youth - "Mote"

17. Manic Street Preachers - "New Art Riot"

18. Holy Noise - "Father Forgive Them"

19. Logic - "The Final Frontier"

20. Deee-Lite  - "Groove is in the Heart"

21. Jane's Addiction - "Stop"

22. Galaxie 500 - "Listen, the Snow is Falling"

23. Psychic TV - "IC Water"

24. Nirvana - "Sliver"

25. 4 Hero - "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare"

26. Massive Attack - "Daydreaming"

27. Skinny Puppy - "Spasmolytic"

28. 808 State - "Cubik"

29. Tony Toni Tone - "Feels Good"

30. Blur  - "Sing"

31. Orbital - "Omen"

32. Wilson Philips - "Hold On"

33. Voodoo Child - "Voodoo Child"

34. Paul Simon - "Obvious Child"

35. Alice in Chains - "Man in the Box"

36. DHS - "Holo-Voodoo"

37. Jane Child - "Don't Want to Fall in Love"

38. Joey Beltram - "Energy Flash"

39. Nine Inch Nails - "Get Down Make Love"

40. David J - "I Hear Only Silence Now"

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Spirit of 1980 Radio- a 40 Year's Vintage (1980)

Ultimate LPs from 1980

1. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
2. Prince - Dirty Mind
3. Joy Division  - Closer
4. Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe
5. Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
6. Devo - Freedom of Choice
7. Harold Budd and Brian Eno - Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirrors
8. Cabaret Voltaire - The Voice of America
9. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
10. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
11. Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist
12. The Durutti Column - The Return of the Durutti Column
13. Peter Gabriel - Scratch
14. The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
15. Chris Carter - The Space Between
16. David Bowie - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
17. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
18. Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
19. The English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
20. Fela Kuti - International Thief Thief
21. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetable
22. The Pretenders - The Pretenders
23. The Dance - Dance for Your Dinner
24. Carl Erdmann - Bizzarophytes
25. Adam and the Ants - King of the Wild Frontier
26. Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth
27. Walter Rockman - Underwater vol 1
28. XTC - English Settlement
29. Human League - Travelogue
30. Daryll Hall - Sacred Songs
31. The Selecter - Too Much Pressure
32. Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs
33. Van Halen - Women and Children First
34. Yello  - Solid Pleasure
35. Suicide - Alan Vega: Martin Rev
36. Various - Slow
37. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
38. Visage - Visage
39. Indoor Life - Indoor Life
40. Paul McCartney - McCartney II






Tip Top Cuts of 1980

1.  Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
2.  Talking Heads - "Once in a Lifetime"
3.  David Bowie - "Ashes to Ashes"
4.  Zapp - "More Bounce to the Ounce"
5.  Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark - "Enola Gay"
6.  The Cure - "A Forest"
7.  Grace Jones - "Private Life"
8.  Killing Joke - "Requiem"
9.  Devo - "Gates of Steel"
10.  Prince - "Do It All Night"
11.  Alice Cooper - "Clones (We're All)"
12.  Was Not Was - "Wheel Me Out"
13.  Breakwater - "Release the Beast"
14.  Les Vampyrettes - "Biomutaten"
15.  Blondie  - "Rapture"
16.  Bauhaus - "Dark Entires"
17.  Rush - "The Spirit of Radio"
18.  Generation X - "Dancing with Myself"
19.  Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Redemption Song"
20.  The Birthday Party - "Waving My Arms"
21.  Robert Palmer - "Johnny and Mary"
22.  Ludus  - "I Can't Swim I Have Nightmares"
23.  Soft Boys - "I Wanna Destroy You"
24.  Dead Kennedys - "Holiday in Cambodia"
25.  u2 - "I Will Follow"
26.  The Selecter - "Everyday"
27.  Rema Rema - "Fond Affections"
28.  XTC - "Generals and Majors"
29.  The Equators - "Baby Come Back"
30.  Loose Joints  - "Is It All Over My Face"
31.  Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"
32.  Throbbing Gristle - "Adrenalin"
33.  The Clash - "Police on My Back"
34.  Becky Bell - "Super Queen"
35.  Visage - "Fade to Grey"
36.  Alan Parsons Project - "Time"
37.  Aksak Maboul - "Modern Lesson"
38.  Teena Marie - "Behind the Groove"
39.  The Korgis - "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime"
40.  Van Halen - "Everybody Wants Some"

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

2020 Bests and Brightests Recorded from the Bunker

 40 Songs (1 Per artist) That Made 2020 Not Suck


1. Moses Sumney-" Bless Me"

2. The Weeknd-" Blinding Lights"

3. Jamila Woods-" SULA (Paperback)"

4. Jorge Elbrecht-" Tuesday Morning"

5. Destroyer-" Cue Synthesizer"

6. Conway the Machine-" Front Lines"

7. 070 Shake-" Guilty Conscience"

8. Charli XCX-" Anthems"

9. The Weather Station-" Robber"

10. Dorian Electra-" M'Lady"

11. Rico Nasty-"iPhone"

12. Xyla-" Cold (feat Oso Feo)"

13. The 1975-" If You're Too Shy"

14. Penelope Trappes-" Eel Drip"

15. Earl Sweatshirt feat Maxo-" Whole World"

16. Terrace Martin-" Pig feet"

17. Oneohtrix Point Never-" Lost But Never Alone"

18. Thurston Moore-" Locomotives"

19. Childish Gambing-" 24.19 (Thank You)"

20. Dua Lipa-" Don't Start Now"

21. Kai Whiston-" Dear"

22. India Jordan-" For You"

23. Shygirl-" Freak"

24. Maria Minerva-" Every Single Thing That you Love"

25. Playboi Carti-" @Meh"

26. Metz-" A Boat to Drown In"

27. Zeroh-" Heyoka"

28. The Soft Pink Truth-" On"

29. Serpentwithfeet-" A Comma"

30. Lido Pimienta-" Te Queria"

31. Brockhampton-" Chain On/Hold Me"

32. Squarepusher-" Terminal Slam"

33. The Strokes-" At the Door"

34. Moor Mother and Billy Woods- "Furies"

35. Fiona Apple-" I Want you to love Me"

36. Nao-" Woman"

37. Billie Eilish-" Everything I Wanted"

38. Christine and the Queens-" People I've Been Sad"

39. Sega Bodega-" U Suck"

40. Half Waif-" In August"



25 Albums Worth a Number of Relistens (#1 by a country mile)


1. Moses Sumney - Grae

2. Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist - Alfredo

3. Charli XCX - How I'm Feeling

4. Hum - Inlet

5. Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

6. Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song

7. Destroyer - Have We Met

8. Oliver Coates - Skins n Slimes

9. Lyra Pramuk - Fountain

10. The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form

11. Xyla - Ways

12. Dorian Electra - My Agenda

13. Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia

14. Thurston Moore - By the Fire

15. Childish Gambino - 3.15.20

16. Run The Jewels - RTJ4

17. Boldy James - The Price of Tea in China

18. Adulkt Life - Taking Hits

19. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters

20. Elysia Crampton - Orcorara 2010

21. The Weeknd - After Hours

22. Green-House - Six Songs for Invisible Gardens

23. THX1312 - Intentional Decapitated Police Officer

24. Maria Minerva - Soft Power

25. Landowner - Consultant



20 TV Shows that Thrilled or Salved During Times of Trouble

1. What We Do in the Shadows 

2. Betty

3. The Great  

4. Pen15   

5. Better Call Saul 

6. The Boys  

7. High Maintenance

8. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet    

9. The Good Place  

10. Mrs America     

11. Devs

12. Bojack Horseman  

13. Big Mouth

14. Ted Lasso

15. Never Have I Ever

16. Rick and Morty

17. The Mandalorian

18. The Outsider

19. Queen's Gambit  

20.  The Shivering Truth  




Film Was in a Weird Place This Year, But Here's 10 That I At Least Enjoyed, Having Not Seen Many of The Rest of Them

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

David Byrne's American Utopia

Palm Springs

Disclosure

Tesla

Class Action Park

Wolfwalkers

The Hunt

Jasper Mall

Onward



Songs to the Siren: 50 Year Vintage and the Best of 1970

The Top 40 Full Lengths of 1970 


1. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis

2. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

3. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

4. Nick Drake - Bryter Layer

5. Gilberto Gil - Copacabana Mon Amour

6. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

7. Funkadelic - Funkadelic

8. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day

9. The Velvet Underground - Loaded

10. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World

11. Tim Buckley - Starsailor

12. King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon

13. Fela Kuti - Fela Fela Fela

14. John Cale - Vintage Violence

15. Nico - Desertshore

16. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Beverly Glenn-Copeland

17. Amon Duul II - Yeti

18. The Stooges - Fun House

19. Grateful Dead - American Beauty

20. Led Zeppelin - III

21. Syd Barrett - Barrett

22. Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk

23. Isaac Hayes - To Be Continued

24. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

25. Linda Perhacs - Parellelograms

26. Can - Soundtracks

27. Van Morrison - Moondance

28. Lee Hazelwood - Cowboy in Sweden

29. The Beatles - Let it Be

30. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

31. Guru Guru - UFO

32. Donovan - Open Road

33. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water

34. Genesis  - Trespass

35. Bruce Haack - Electric Lucifer

36. Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed and Delivered

37. Dorothy Ashby - The Rubiyat of Dorothy Ashby

38. The Beach Boys - Sunflower

39. The Pretty Things - Parachute

40. Bob Dylan - Self-Portrait



The Top 40 Songs of 1970


1. Grateful Dead - "Ripple"

2. David Bowie - "The Man Who Sold The Wold"

3. Black Sabbath - "War Pigs"

4. Curtis Mayfield - "Don't Worry If there's a Hell Below We're All Gonna Go"

5. Stevie Wonder - "Signed Sealed Deliver I'm Yours"

6. Nick Drake - "One of These Things First"

7. Gil-Scott Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

8. Velvet Underground - "I Found a Reason"

9. Tim Buckley - "Song to the Siren"

10. The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"

11. Led Zeppelin - "Immigrant Song"

12. Amon Duul II - "Archangels Thunderbird"

13. Linda Perhacs - "Paralellograms"

14. Five Stairsteps - "Ooh Child"

15. Edwin Starr - "War"

16. Neil Young - "After the Gold Rush"

17. Van Morrison - "Moondance"

18. The Stooges - "Dirt"

19. Ray Brown Orchestra - "Go Down Dying"

20. Can - "Mother Sky"

21. Simon and Garfunkel - "The Only Living Boy in New York"

22. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Run Through the Jungle"

23. James Gang - "Ashes the Rain and I"

24. Jackson Five - "The Love You Save"

25. George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord"

26. Syd Barrett - "Gigolo Aunt"

27. King Crimson - "Cadence and Cascade"

28. Charles Wright - "Express Yourself"

29. Supersister - "She Was Naked"

30. John Lennon - "Love"

31. The Rattlers - "The Witch"

32. The Spinners - "It's a Shame"

33. James Brown - "Sex Machine"

34. Sir Lord Baltimore - "Helium Head"

35. Mungo Jerry - "In the Summertime"

36. Sugarloaf - "Green Eyed Lady"

37. Tom Jones - "I Who Have Nothing"

38. Stephen Stills  - "Love the One You're With"

39. The Guess Who - "No Time"

40. Brainticket - "Cottonwood Hill"


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Death Panels- Temerity

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Cover version

For whatever reason at some point I started taking inventory of the cover versions of "classic rock" band songs that were actually worthwhile. Not sure why, but I've expanded on the list, included up to bigger postpunk/new wave names, and now am making it available to you. Let me know who/what I missed (only really included a group if I could think of two good cover versions)





BEACH BOYS/BRIAN WILSON
low- surfer girl
sonic youth- i know there's an answer
yo la tengo- little honda
gazelle twin- love and mercy

BLACK SABBATH
type o negative- black sabbath
pantera- planet caravan
1000 homo djs- supernaut (reznor vocal)
faith no more- war pigs
charles bradley- changes
Snares- black sabbath

DAVID BOWIE
nirvana- the man who sold the world
philip glass- heroes (aphex twin mix)
seal- quicksand
bauhaus- ziggy stardust
Peter Gabriel- Heroes
Magnetic fields- Heroes
Seam- Heroes
Green River- Queen Bitch

THE BYRDS
husker du- eight miles high
this mortal coil- i come and stand by every door
Tom Petty- "I'll feel a whole lot better"

LEONARD COHEN
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Avalanche
Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah
Coil- Who By Fire
Flying Lizards- Suzanne
Tori Amos- Famous Blue Raincoat

THE CURE
nouvelle vague- a forest
smashing pumkins- a night like this
dinosaur jr- just like heaven
garden variety- push

DEPECHE MODE
Rabbit in the moon- Waiting for the Night
Deftones- To Have and to Hold
Scott weiland- but not tonight

DEVO
nirvana- turnaround
toni basil- You gotta problem (pity you)
don knotts overddrive- snowball
superchunk- girl u want
knife lust- shrivel up

DONOVAN
Butthole Surfers- Hurdy Gurdy Man
Vanilla Fudge- Season of the Witch

THE DOORS
Al Green- Light my Fire
Echo and the Bunnymen- People Are Strange
BJ Thomas- Light my fire
Juli Driscoll- Light my fire
Nico- The End

FLEETWOOD MAC
julia holter- gold dust woman
hole- gold dust woman
the rezillos- somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight
smashing pumkins- landslide
deep dish- dreams
pointer sisters- hypnotized

JIMI HENDRIX
Patti Smith- Hey joe
Soft Cell- Hendrix Medley

JOY DIVISION
low- transmission
steel drum symphony- transmission
grace jones- she's lost control
nine inch nails- dead souls
ola podrida- atmosphere
bush- in a lonely place
bis- love will tear us apart
jah division- dub will tear us apart

THE KINKS
Van Halen- You really got me
les sultants- il n'ya rien au monde que que je ne ferais pas (nothing in this world can stop me worrying about that girl)
The Jam- David Watts
Boss Hog- I'm not like everybody else

KISS
Melvins- Going Blind
White Zombie- God of Thunder
Red House Painters- Shock Me

MADONNA
babyland- burning up
flaming lips with stardeath and white dwarves- borderline
junica- cherish

NEW ORDER
bis- hurt
galaxie 500- ceremony
destroyer- leave me alone

GARY NUMAN
Marilyn Manson- Down in the Park
Nine Inch Nails- Metal
Bis- We Are So Fragile
Matt Sharp and Damon Albarn- We Have a Technical
Magnetic Fields- I Die, You Die

PINK FLOYD
scissor sisters- comfortably numb
Rosebud- have a cigar
Rosebud- Money
beak>>- welcome to the machine
low- fearless
david bowie- see emily play

REM
Tori Amos- Losing my religion
william s. burroughs- Star me Kitten
the moog cookbook- the one i love

ROLLING STONES
Africa- Paint it Black
Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra- The Last Time
Devo- Satisfaction
Marianne Faithful- As Tears Go By
David Bowie- Let's Spend the Night Together
Vashti Bunyan- Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind
The Dirtbombs- No Expectations
St. Vincent- Emotional Rescue

THE SMITHS
schneider tm- the light 3000 (there is a light that never goes out)
jeff buckley- I know it's over
dream academy- please please please let me get what i want
anthrax- london
low- last night i dreamt that somebody loved me
bis- the boy with the thorn in his side

SPRINGSTEEN
RATM- ghost of tom joad
Cowboy junkies- state trooper
electrelane- i'm on fire
hot chip- dancing in the dark

STOOGES/IGGY POP
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Search and Destroy
Depeche Mode- Dirt
David Bowie- China Girl
Grace Jones- Nightclubbing
The Human League- Nightclubbing
The Bush Tetras- Sister Midnight

T-REX
The Power station- Bang a Gong
the polecats- Jeepster
Meloboy- Hot love
Placebo- 20th Century Boy

VELVET UNDERGROUND
Cat power- i found a reason
big star- femme fatale
japan- all tomorrow's parties
OMD- waiting for the man
cowboy junkies- sweet jane
nirvana- here she comes now

THE WHO
Patti Smith- My Generation
Sex Pistols- Substitute
The Jam- So Sad About Us
Pearl Jam- Leaving Here

WIRE
My bloody valentine- map ref 41 n 93 w
fischerspooner- the 15th
big black- heartbeat
minor threat- 12xu
the petty tyrants- our swimmer

NEIL YOUNG
pixies- winterlong
prelude- after the gold rush
type o negative- cinnamon girl
poolside- harvest moon
neil young- mr soul (trans version)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TV/Films of 2019



Best TV of 2019

1. Lodge 49
2. Russian doll  
3. Watchmen  
4. Euphoria 
5. What We Do in The Shadows  
6. Pen15
7. The Righteous Gemstones   
8. Fleabag
9. When They See Us
10. Mr Robot    
11. The Act
12. Barry 
13. Undone   
14. Superstore
15. High Maintenance
16. True Detective     
17. The Boys
18. Veronica Mars
19. Chernobyl    
20. Good Omens


Best Film of 2019

1. Parasite
2. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollyood
4. High Life
5. Under the Silver Lake
6. Her Smell
7. Booksmart
8. Midsommar
9. Fyre Fraud
10. The Beach Bum
11. Velvet Buzzsaw
12. Us
13. Climax
14. Frozen II
15. The Irishman