Stu's Music Round Up
Hey I thought I would get in first with my top tens and fives and wotnot.
Before I do so, I will do my Christmas TV round up. Very easy as I only saw one festive programme - Dracula. It was TERRIBLE!!!! Why take one of the finest scariest stories ever and change it completely AND keep the names from the book? It was an insult, particularly in the way by which they effectively neutered Dracula by making him not very clever or powerful at all. Rubbish.
Okay, rant over - here goes....
Top Ten Albums
Grandaddy - Just Like The Fambly Cat Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass Jarvis Eels - Live at the Town Hall Broken Family Band - Balls Muse - Black Holes and Revelations TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain Mogwai - Mr Beast Raconteurs Peeping Tom
The Feeling - 12 Stops and Home Snow Patrol - Eyes Open Babybird - Between My Ears There's Nothing But Music Tool - 10,000 Days Hot Chip ? The Warning My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade Mastodon - Blood Mountain Broken Social Scene
One Album What I Bought But Definitely Not In My Top Ten
Hot Chip - Over and Over Simian vs wotsit - We Are Your Friends Muse - Supermassive Blackhole My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Toss up - either Raconteurs - Electric Ballroom OR Jarvis - Koko
Worst Album of the Year (that I bought which I was hoping would be great and everybody said would be)
Thom Yorke - Eraser
Worst Song of the Year (that I did not buy and would never buy and is the worst song ever)
Hi Stu, regarding Dracula, I thought it was dead (undead) good. However I spent much of Christmas either drunk or feverish, so that doesn't necessarily give my opinion too much credence...
I've only bought and listened to two of the albums in your Top 18 (Muse and Snow Patrol), however a few of them are yet-to-be-opened Xmas presents (TV On The Radio, Peeping Tom), and a few are already on my wish-list (Jarvis, Mogwai, Hot Chip); looks like you've given me a few more ideas to supplement my list, my marvellous Music Advisor.
Back to your list. One of them I would "shove up" (Arctic Monkeys), and several I wouldn't piss over (The Feeling, My Chemical Romance, despite - ah - not actually having heard anything except singles by the aforementioned bands).
Couldn't agree more about Eraser. One or two good tracks, with a bunch of stuff in between making me not want to listen to it again.