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Phil Manzanera (Plays guitar for Roxy Music) Tim Finn - Before and After (1993) The elder of the Finn brothers has been slightly overshadowed by his younger brother's melodies and turn of phrase. However, Tim is a singular talent in his own right. Starting out as the lead singer with Split Enz, this antipodean with Irish roots is strong on all the essentials: he's a great songwriter and vocalist. Alexis Taylor (One part of indie-dancers Hot Chip) Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert (1979)
David+David Welcome to the Boomtown (1986) In the midst of the mind-numbing Reagan years, with "big hair music" ubiquitous on the radio and MTV, David Baerwald and David Ricketts released Welcome to the Boomtown, an album about the hard and bleak lives of people who had been "swallowed by the cracks": druggies and wife-beaters, people living alone together and "dead, dead dreamers". With crisp vocals and driving guitars and drums, these songs shake the listener's complacency. They demand not to be ignored. These songs of desperation still resonate over 20 years later, and find their modern counterpart in Green Day's American Idiot. Jim Healey
LSF know they’re a revelation, a revolution even. If the response is just, Harrington may become obliged to hang up those oven gloves for good Read the original NME review from 2007: Frank Carter, Simon Neil… 2007 has welcomed the unlikeliest of heroes with freshly-inked arms.
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NME 's 100 Best Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2003) New Music Express, better known as NME, is a weekly music magazine in the UK. It is often credited as the starting point for many successful British bands and it was also responsible for the first UK Singles Chart. NME published their list of the 100 best albums of all time in 2003. (Official website: www.nme.com ) There are for this chart from BestEverAlbums.com members and NME 's 100 Best Albums Of All Time has an of 69 out of 100 (from 116 votes).
Instead of linking to yet another "Best of..." list, I've decided to make my own. Compiling a list of the best albums of any year always involves some amount of arbitrariness -- there simply is no healthy way for one person to listen to all the potentially great albums that have been released in a single year. Nevertheless, I do find myself hearing quite a few of them, so even if I was superhuman enough to listen to every release in every genre, I think the below list would be a close approximation to the True Top 20. So without further ado: 20.
Our Year in Music 2010 coverage has featured our Top 100 Tracks , Top Music Videos , the Year in Photos , our Best of Pitchfork.tv, the Best of Pitchfork News , and the Worst Album Covers of the year. Yesterday, we had the Albums of the Year 2010: Honorable Mention , our list of 20 great albums that didn't make our album list, and today and tomorrow, we'll be counting down the Top 50 proper. We start today with Nos. 50-21, tomorrow is the Top 20. Here is what we have coming up later this month: December 20: Guest List: Best of 2010 December 27: The Year in News Amazon have provided samples of the songs below and they've also set up pages for purchasing the music on our lists.
This is our third readers' poll. Once again, we had more than 30,000 responses. This feature is always particularly interesting for the Pitchfork staff, especially as a point of comparison with our year-end coverage. There are always both a lot of overlap and some intriguing differences. Here's how it broke down.
Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year . The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they were 11, but these were all artists who started to make a dent in our collective consciousness last year. This year, we’ve got another crop of 40 new artists who deserve your attention. So here we go again.
Our year in music coverage continues with our Top 50 Albums of the year. The full list, including nos. 20-1, is up today. Be sure to check out yesterday's list of Honorable Mentions . Beyond that, we've had the Top 100 Tracks , The Year in Photos , The Best of Pitchfork.tv , The Worst Album Covers , and The Top Music Videos .
Shahin Edalati, ACD, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners Wondering how we listen to music in 2011? There's an app for that. (One of them, pictured, is called Jamboxx .) Published: December 14, 2011 by NPR Music Staff
Editors' note: We asked Jon Young, the intrepid critic who covers music for the print version of Mother Jones —a MoJo gift subscription , by the way, is truly a steal—to name the 10 best albums he's reviewed this year.
De beste cd's van 2011 volgens onze OHM-redactie. 1. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake