Friday, 28 December 2007
Thursday, 27 December 2007
So I have no idea what you'll take from this list, but hopefully there will be something for you. Don't forget you can use the comment box on the right to let me know your favourite artist/album of the year.
20. El-P - I'll Sleep When Your Dead
Label: Definitive Jux Released: 19/03/07
- Hard-hitting hip hop beats and rhymes from producer, MC, musician, label boss, etc etc...aka mr El-P. Special guests include Trent Reznor, and the Mars Volta. This is modern day hip hop at its finest. MORE
19. Switches - Tuned To D.E.A.D
Label: Atlantic Released: 23/04/07
- Strong debut from London band Switches. Its a fun-filled anthemic rock album. Full of catchy lyrics & big guitars. Its a fun album, more than it is musically challenging, but its not meant to be anything more. MORE
18. Architects - Ruin
Label: Vital Released: 25/06/07
- Brutal second album from Brighton based hardcore band, Architects. Full of intricate guitar shredding and pummelling drums, compiled with ferocious vocals, this is not an album for the fainthearted. MORE
17. Shitdisco - Kingdom Of Fear
Label: Fierce Panda Released: 16/04/2007
- One of my favourite releases has been this, the debut LP from Glasgow's Shitdisco. Its a chaotic combination of punk and electronica. Its fun and very danceable to. MORE
16. PJ Harvey - White Chalk
Label: Island Released: 24/09/07
- 7th studio album from the legendary PJ Harvey. Its a total change from anything she's done before, with the piano replacing her guitar. Its bleak but it really works, and is a return to form for Miss Harvey. MORE
15. Dizzee Rascal - Maths And English
Label: XL Released: 04/06/2007
- Strong release from grime master Dizzee Rascal. More commercial sounding than his previous releases, but its still wicked. Standout track is the awesome "Sirens". MORE
14. High Contrast - Tough Guys Don't Dance
Label: Hospital Released: 01/10/2007
- Excellent full-length offering from High Contrast (aka Lincoln Barrett). Full of chillout Drum and Bass breaks and beats, aswell as more heavier material. Definately worth checking out. MORE
13. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
Label: Wichita Released: 01/10/2007
- Legendary punk rockers return with a new album. Full of cheeky lyrics and tight musicianship, its another solid release. Its both chilled out and partying music. MORE
12. Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
Label: Polydor Released: 29/01/2007
- This is one of the finest releases of the year. The "nu rave" haters should get over it and see the album for what it is, brilliant thats what. Interesting to see how they develop. MORE
Tuesday, 25 December 2007
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Thursday, 13 December 2007
Lions At Your Door are in their own words, "5 kids from Sydney, Australia channeling haunted mansions in the old west, the howl of dead things, old movies from outer space, and you."
They play a quirky blend of dancey, punky, indieish, funky...noise. It's really quite good. And their track "LAYD", has recently been given a fresh lick of paint by producer Mailer Daemon.
You can imagine dancing away to this track in a club or just chilling out to it. It works on many levels. Something which works particular well is the vocal prow-ness of lead singer, Cookie.
Loop Magazine said of the band, "Their final calling song LAYD really summed up their unique mixture of genres showcasing a little indie, rock, electro, jazz and even slightly operatic".
Check out the track and let me know your opinions!
For information on the band, hit up their myspace.
Monday, 10 December 2007
MP3: Cage The Elephant - Let Me Beat Your Eardrum
MP3: Soulwax - Miserable Girl (Royal Rumble Edit)
MP3: Damn Shames - Fear Of Assault
MP3: My Robot Friend - Robot High School
MP3: VHS Or BETA - Can't Believe A Single Word
MP3: Kat Flint - Joseph
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
MP3: Arctic Monkeys - Teddy Picker
Info: Single released this week.
Comment: Another solid track taken from album "Favourite Worst Nightmare" (2007).
MP3: Bloc Party - Flux (Radio 1 Rip)
Info: Taken from album "Weekend In The City" (2007).
Comment: New direction for BP, think it works well.
MP3: Revenue - Petrolbombs and Riots
Info: Taken from self-titled E.P.
Comment: From Channel 4's mobileact, I really think this band have got it.
Info: Single released 10/12/07
Label: Moshi Moshi
Comment: Wicked track, its got a great vibe.
Sunday, 2 December 2007
However despite the heavier elements, there are still some real mellow moments. And I think that this is the direction that the band were heading, particuarly from watching them play that infamous MTV show, which has recently been released on dvd.
Check out the tracks below and let me know your thoughts!