Albums discovered in 2010
4 7150. Apollo Kids - Ghostface Killah
Surprisingly decent, nice soulful beats.
70 7.9149. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
Perhaps too long but lots of funky fun here.
42 8.3148. Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
The Brazilian "Sgt. Pepper's". Sorta great.
1 7147. Enkä mä rakasta ketään - Pohjolan Ilmari
Tuomari Nurmio style folk rock with twisted, humouristic lyrics. Love those bombastic drums on some tracks.
2 8146. In 'n Out - Joe Henderson_V
20 8.3145. Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius,Herbie Hancock,Don Alias,Peter Gordon,Wayne Shorter,Lenny White
Pretty good stuff.
67 7.2144. John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan
Didn't really impress me.
296 8.3143. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
At least the first disc was pretty good.
7 9.1142. Marrow of the Spirit - Agalloch
"Black Lake Nidstång" is pretty awesome, I can already tell you this.
143 8.1141. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
Highlights on the first listening: "Subterranean Homesick Alien", "Gates of Eden" and "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream". The latest especially, I love Dylan's funny tracks.
52 8.2140. The Man-Machine - Kraftwerk
Got the 2009 re-master (English).
Doesn't quite reach the synthetic beauty and groove of "Trans-Europe Express" but it's still a brilliant robot synth pop record with classics like "The Robots", "The Model" and "Neon Lights" on it.
66 7.2139. Another Side of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
At first I thought this was boring but it either improved towards the end or I started warming up for it. Especially the last two songs, "Ballad in Plain D" and "It Ain't Me Babe", are some excellently written love songs.
85 7.7138. Times They Are A-Changin - Bob Dylan
Nothing really stuck into my mind on the first listen. Except for the title track which I'd already discovered to be fantastic.
170 8.1137. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
He could spare the harmonica a little but yeah. "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" is fantastic.
61 7136. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
Got the "original mono recordings" box set which I'm going to listen to in chronological order.
This wasn't as bad or mediocre as I expected: simple acoustic folky and bluesy tunes greatly mixed.
4 7.8135. Spiral Scratch - Buzzcocks,Howard Devoto
A fast and energetic EP of 10 minutes, not as pop as their later stuff.
34 8.2134. Untrue - Burial
Some thick atmosphere!
"Ghost Hardware" and "Archangel" are gorgeous.
127 7.4133. Graduation - Kanye West
"Flashing Lights" is fantastic but mostly this is a bore. He really DID improve on this style on his latest album.
22 8132. The Glow, Pt. II - The Microphones
Otherworldly, original, dreamy, fantastic, mindfuck.
2 6131. Hölmö rakkaus ylpeä sydän - Scandinavian Music Group
Once again, the first couple of songs are great but then it gets boring.
78 8.1130. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
Some pretty damn fine songs here, seems great. Gotta give it more spins.
3 8129. Poupée de cire, poupée de son - France Gall
Sweet songs, gotta get to digesting this.
88 7.9128. Agaetis Byrjun - Sigur Ros
Somehow hadn't heard this until now. I've always felt that Sigur Rós is too "polished" for my taste and thus a bit boring and that impression stays still. Although I gotta say that "Staralfur" and "Olsen Olsen" are fantastic examples of modern songwriting.
I'm sure it'll grow on me.
60 8.1127. Alligator - The National
My second The National acquisition. Not sure yet how much I like it; it sounds pleasant and all but not as good as High Violet, yet. "Secret Meeting" and "Karen" are cool songs.
6 7126. Complete Recordings - Black Tambourine
Noise pop / shoegaze stuff from the early '90s.
5 7.3125. Twilight as Played by the Twilight Singers - The Twilight Singers
Nice music for.. twilight.
Sleepy atmosphere, diggin' it.
1 6124. Time of Land - Have a Nice Life
Half's kinda boring, half's kinda good.
31 9.1123. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon
Finally got a hold of this. Can't say anything about it yet except that Heaven and Hell fucking rules.
8 8.8122. Deathconsciousness - Have A Nice Life
Something really impressive about a debut album such as this but I'm not totally feeling it. Yet.
25 7.5121. The Age of Adz - Sufjan Stevens
Weird album, most of it sounded like random bleeping and blooping but I feel there's something wonderful hidden in this monster. The last track is quite a ride.
11 8.9120. Vision Creation Newsun - Boredoms
4 7.7119. Palatkaa Pariisiin! - Scandinavian Music Group
EDIT: OK, certainly better on second listening. The A-side is fine but the B-side is kinda boring.
4 6.8118. Doupeimmat Jumala seivaa - Ruudolf
Pretty good for a Finnish hip hop album. The title track is great.
10 7.6117. Le Noise - Neil Young
Wow, this is pretty damn good from the 65-year-Young (heh). The overuse of delayed vocals irritates me a little but the distorted guitars sound crunchy in a great way.
3 8116. Sweet Tea - Buddy Guy
"Done Got Old" is one hell of a first track. I expected the whole album to be of its awesomely minimalistic, melancholy style so I was a little disappointed. Pretty good stuff though.
2 7115. Funky Kingston - Toots & the Maytals
Well, couldn't think of a more descriptive title for this. FUNKY FUNKY FUNKEEH
5 7.7114. It Serves You Right to Suffer - John Lee Hooker_II
Badass album of badass electric blues songs.
13 9.3113. Clube da Esquina - Milton Nascimento,LÃ´ Borges
Some of the most life-affirming pop music I've heard. "San Vicente" is becoming one of my favorite songs of all time.
2 6112. Savage Resurrection - Savage Resurrection
A 1968 record of Cream-esque psychedelic rock from San Francisco.
1 0111. Spices, Species and Poetry Petrol - Jeavestone
Prog rock from Finland. It's alright.
1 0110. Hex
Black Sabbath + Pink Floyd
"Disappear" is quite nice
1 0109. When The Shit Hits The Man - Hero Dishonest
Finnish hardcore punk rämmmrämm
34 7.7108. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - OutKast
"Player's Ball" is great, can't say anything about the others yet.
12 8.7107. Black Earth - Bohren & Der Club of Gore
Another record I used as a soundtrack for Hitman: Blood Money.
Perfect atmosphere for the game, don't know how much I can enjoy it on its own.
11 8106. Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous - Big L
Big L was mad with the rhymes and rhythmically great too.
I flows, so one of my shows, wouldn't be clever to miss
I'm leavin competitors pissed
To tell you the truth, it gets no better than this
8 8.6105. Shallow Grave - Tallest Man on Earth
Fantastic folk album by a promising Swedish singer/songwriter, Kristian Matsson.
"I Won't Be Found" is one of the best examples of great folk songwriting.
68 6.9104. Small Change - Tom Waits
Not a big fan of his '70s stuff but this seems a cool album. It has better (and funner) songs than Closing Time and some entertaining tales to the lyrics.
Maybe I should drink more in order to appreciate this bar blues period more.
7 7.8103. Anna Puu - Anna Puu
Her first album. Has some pretty good songs like the opening three: the pretty "Linnuton puu", the radio hit "C'est la vie" and Duffy-esque "Melankolian riemut".
46 7.5102. Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks
"Ever Fallen in Love" is one of those songs that one can't help stupidly dancing to. That and "Orgasm Addict" made me buy this record.
58 8.9101. Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
Something charming about this lo-finess.
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