2 Jan 2011

So Tough! So Cute! Favourites From 2010

So here it is! The soundtrack of our 2010 that was filled with crumpets, shows in mouldy basements, drunken club nights, swearing over shipping fees and drafty UK houses, all day breakfasts and fun fun fun! 


Best LP
Burzum - Belus (Byelobog Productions)
Best 7"
Seapony - Dreaming (Double Denim)
Best live act
Trash Kit

It's been an absolute amazing for music this year. We have discovered and bought so many new records, seen so many amazing bands and made so many new friends. According to our last.fm we listened to just over 38000 songs. Lets hope this continues in 2011. Before we get started we want to thank everyone that sent us recommendations and songs, guest-dj'd, made and listened to the mixtapes and came to our club nights. This is what we enjoyed a lot this year.

Favourite LPs

Colleen Green - 4 Loko 2 Kayla (No Label)
Burzum - Belus (Byelobog Productions)
Nobunny - First Blood (Goner Records)
Splinters - Kick (Double Negative)

Feeling Of Love - OK Judge Revival (Kill Shaman)
Tyvek - Nothing Fits (In The Red)
Bad Banana - Crushfield (No Label)

Favourite songs
Proper 2010 releases but also a few songs that haven't had a psychical release yet and the Gestapo Khazi one that was probably released earlier but Burger put it out this year

Alicja-Pop - Walking the Cow - Shining Apple 7" (Certified Pr Records)
Wild Thing - Age Difference - Age Difference 7" (Daggerman Records)
Peepholes - Lair - Lair 12" (Hungry for Power)
Tyvek - 4312 - Nothing Fits LP (In the Red)

Bad Banana - Word Buzz - Crushfield (No Label)
Seapony - Dreaming - Dreaming 7" (Double Denim)
White Wires - Pogo 'til You Puke - Pogo 'til You Puke 7" (Ugly Pop Recordings)
Silver Shampoo - Insect Eyes - (Upcoming LP)

Guinea Worms - Drunk in Yr Uggs - Sorcerers of Madness (4rd Year in a Row!) 2xLP - (Columbus Discount Records)
Funstix - Funstix Party - Split 7" (Oh Wow Dang)
Kate Ferencz - Sitting in a Tree Kissing - Clan Destine Records Vinyl Compilation (Clan Destine)
No Age - Glitter - Glitter 7" (Sub Pop)

Home Blitz - Murder in My Heart - Perpetual Night 7" (Almost Ready)
Veronica Falls - Right Side of My Brain - Upcoming LP (No Label)
Wavves - Green Eyes - King of the Beach LP (Bella Union)
Manatee - Indecision - Indecision 7" (Slumberland)

Comet Gain - I Never Happened - I Never Happened 7" (What's Your Rupture)
Pens - You Only Like Me When I Tell You I'm Wrong 7" (De Stijl)
Puddin' Pops - Totally - Party Platter LP (Florida's Dying)
Trash Kit - Cadets - Trash Kit!!! LP (Upset the Rhythm)

French Kissing - Oh Suzanne - Oh Suzanne 7" (Sleep All Day)
Jacuzzi Boys - Bricks or Coconuts - Bricks or Coconuts 7" (Mexican Summer)
Anteenagers M.c - Mike Rep is All Right - Flottante Tension D'eclipse LP (Sdz Records)
Nobunny - (Do The) Fuck Yourself - First Blood LP (Goner)

Splinters - Mysterious - Kick LP (Double Negative)
Subtle Turnhips - Can - Terd LP (In the Red)
Reading Rainbow - Wasting Time - Prism Eyes LP (Hozac)
Gestapo Khazi - Open House - Written in the Will Cs (Burger)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Heart in Your Heartbreak 7" (Slumberland)
Colleen Green - Dance the Night Away - 4 Loko 2 Kayla (No Label)
Jameses - Caribou - Fifth Dimension 7" (Captured Tracks)
The Hobbes Fanclub - Outside Myself - Split 7" (Cloudberry)

La La Vasquez - Buoy - La La Vasquez 7" (M'lady's)
White Wires - That's the Way a Woman is - 4-way Covers Split 7" (Trouble in Mind)
Beat Mark - Breeezing ! - Beat Mark Cs (Burger)
Feeling of Love - Night Cold Dance - Ok Judge Revival (Kill Shaman)

La Femme - Sur Le Planche - (Beko Digital Single Series)
Trembling Blue Stars - Cold Colours - Fast Trains and Telegraph Wires LP (Elefant)
Fresh & Onlys - I'm Not Myself Today - Split 7" (Hardly Art)
Hunx & His Punx - Dream on (Little Dreamer) - Split (Scion A/V)

Crystals Stilts - Shake the Shackles - Shake the Shackles 7" (Slumberland)
Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee - Shadows LP (Pema)
Las Robertas - History is Done - Cry out Loud (Art Fag)
Vaselines - Ruined - Sex with an Ex LP ()

The Limiñanas - Funeral Baby - the Limiñanas LP (Trouble in Mind)
Girlfriends - the Day I Was a Horse - Good to Be True Download (Ampeater)
Sweater Girls - Haven't Got a Clue - Do the Sweater 7" (Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
Super Wild Horses - Fifteen - Fifteen LP (Hozac)

Chain and the Gang - Not Good Enough - Music is Not for Everyone LP (K)
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep - Losing Sleep 7" (Heavenly)
Pierre & Bastien - RMI - Flottante Tension D'eclipse LP (Sdz Records)
Shining Twins - Stix & Stonez - Come Play With Us (No label)

Favourite re-issues

Black Tambourine - Black Tambourine + Lost Inner Ear Mixes Cassette (Slumberland)
Orange Juice - Coals To Newcastle (Domino)
Lee Perry - Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds)
King Tubby & Clancy Eccles - Sound System International Dub (Pressure Sounds)

Favourite splits and compilations
va - Party Platter LP (Florida's Dying)
va - 4-Way Covers Split 7" - Ty Segall, Cococoma, White Wires, Charlie & The Moonhearts (Trouble in Mind)

Favourite live bands
Trash Kit ruled supreme on any stage they occupied at the moment
Cold Puma at Bardens Boudoir
Veronica Falls at pretty much everywhere we saw them
La La Vasquez epitomises everything we imagine when Everett True writes about late 70/80s girl post-punk bands
Allo Darlin', great album but it's live where it's at
Jeffrey Lewis amazing at the Brixton Windmill and the doing Teenage Caveman at Debaser Malmö
Ariel Pink at the Lexington
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone at the Lexington
Wetdog at that caged in venue
Vaselines at Scala
Just Joans at Popfest

Crush of the year and instant dance floor starter pretty much everywhere we DJ'd
Garbo's Daughter - Private Party

Top 15 listened to artists according to last.fm during 2010
Home Blitz
Times New Viking
Beat Happening
The Fresh & Onlys
Trembling Blue Stars
The Fall
Television Personalities
Psychedelic Horseshit
La La Vasquez
Garbo's Daughter
Comet Gain
The Slits

Top 30 listened to tracks according to last.fm during 2010
Home Blitz – Is Anybody There?
Bad Banana – Word Buzz
Home Blitz – Two Steps
Times New Viking – Teenage Lust!
Trembling Blue Stars – My Face For The World To See
Apache – Crystal Clear
Grass Widow – To Where
Seapony – Dreaming
Times New Viking – Call & Respond
Tyvek – 4312
Comet Gain – I Never Happened
Trembling Blue Stars – Cold Colours
Chain And The Gang – Not Good Enough
Times New Viking – No Time, No Hope
The Liminanas – I'm Dead
Shark Toys – Stayed Up
Woollen Kits – By A Lake
La La Vasquez – Buoy
Seapony – Go Away
Christmas Island – Nineteen
Silver Shampoo – Insect Eyes
La La Vasquez – Why
Home Blitz – Murder In My Heart
Puddin' Pops – Totally
Kate Ferencz – Sitting In A Tree Kissing
The Splinters – Mysterious
Colleen Green – Green One
Girlfriends – The Day I Was A Horse
No Age – Glitter
Woollen Kits – Haircut

Most listened to track in ipod during 2010
Mika Miko – Capricorinations


a fog of ideas said...

aw, that's some nice listing, I'm hungrily downzipping your loads

I, for one, salute you

brogues said...

Interesting, very interesting! Great list of stuff...well, the stuff I know, that is :) How come this isn't in your list, eh? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA9G8aCOiEE

Daniel Novakovic said...

Thanks! downzip away!

Brogues, I bet Burzum will be a nice new acquaintance. I just didn't like Prrocedure Club. But I almost added The Sediment Club whose Panic Berlin Fun sounds like what the Sexual Objects should have sounded like