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2010....In Music

Mr. H Chinaski "Professional Alcohlic"
 
Quarantine The Past
Quarantine The Past
"Long overdue 'Best Of' collection from one of America's true greats. Peerless & timeless, this music will live forever."
Have One On Me
Have One On Me
"Newsom really flourished this year with this sublime triple album. As good as anything California produced during its golden age. Essential."
On Fire
On Fire
"An extensive re-issue campaign for these 80's heroes brought many delights, not least 1989's seminal 'On Fire'. Beautifully layered, intelligent music."
Teen Dream
Teen Dream
"And their 21st century contemperies faired well this year as well. This was inspirational stuff which deserved a bigger stage. 'Walk In The Park' is the song of the year."
Before Today
Before Today
"June saw the release of this crazy record. Every genre of music is utilised within its 50 minute time frame and all are put to ingenius use. This generation just found its own hero."
Station To Station [ 5CD+1DVD+3LP]
Station To Station [ 5CD+1DVD+3LP]
"The Bowie motherlode. 'Station To Station' finally got the kudos it so richly deserves. Bowie's finest record fully expanded & examined."
Deutsche Elektronische Musik
Deutsche Elektronische Musik
"A superb collection of the popular & more obscure areas of the German music scene. Full to the brim with hidden gems, this is exhilerating & inspiring in equal measure."
The Suburbs
The Suburbs
"Arcade Fire's third release was met with the usual critical hyperbole and it didn't dissapoint. Inventive, powerful and above all relevent. A band completly in tune with the times."
This Is Happening [Digipak]
This Is Happening [Digipak]
"Whilst not as spellbinding as 2007's 'Sound Of Silver' this was still a wonderful epitath for one of  this century's true legends."
Jungle Music
Jungle Music
"A new discovery for me, this one. Walter Gibbons was a revolutionary figure in the world of dance music & beyond. A fascinating listen."
Cosmogramma
Cosmogramma
"Easily the 'dance' record of the year. This is an extremly tense listening experience which offers new delights with each play. Fans of Aphex Twin need this record."
High Violet
High Violet
"Yet another fine release from the Brooklynites. Not quite the career highlight some have stated but a great record none-the-less. Also, a superb live act."
Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition: 2CD+DVD)
Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition: 2CD+DVD)
"40 years on and this still sounds like a revolution. This is the sort of record which is endlessly suprising. I still have come nowhere in figuring it out."
Coals To Newcastle
Coals To Newcastle
"Finally the Orange Juice back catalouge got a proper makeover this year. Their entire history in one set, this is absolutly essential to any music lover."
The ArchAndroid
The ArchAndroid
"Damn, ain't she lovely. Janelle Monae reminds me of everything a pop star should be: she can sing, she can dance, she looks great. Children, this is pure class."
The Age Of Adz
The Age Of Adz
"Took me a little while to warm to this but when it hit, it hit big. Sufjan Stevens has completly opened a door to a new world in his career. From here he can go anywhere."
Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
"Deerhunter followed the seminal 'Microcastle' with another fine release. Very reminiscant of the british music scene in the 1980's, this is golden."
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
"Ladies & gentlemen. beleive the hype. Mr West is on a wave of creativity right now that shows no sign of slowing down. This is dark, brooding stuff but it has an inventivness all of it's own."
THE MONITOR
THE MONITOR
"A riveting listen. Spread across 60+ minutes, this record throws everything including the kitchen sink at you & yet it never feels contrived or over-cooked."
Exile on Main Street (Deluxe Edition - Includes 12 Page Booklet)
Exile on Main Street (Deluxe Edition - Includes 12 Page Booklet)
"A rather obvious choice but this is essential listening. The Stones ramshackle classic deserves all the plaudits it receives & hopefully this re-issue will introduce it to a whole new generation."
UFO
UFO
"The great lost album. Recorded in 1969, this was largly forgotten until Light In The Attic saw fit to re-issue it. This is emotional stuff to rival John Phillips at his best."
Black City
Black City
"Crimanlly overlooked on release. Matthew Dear is everything the modern artist should aspire to. His dark tales of sexual fetish are awash with understated genius."
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
"The Signature box set was an over priced non-event but it did spawn a wonderful remaster of this classic. Still the best solo Beatle release, this is unrepentant & near flawless."
The Bootleg Series: Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
The Bootleg Series: Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964
"Another year, yet another great Dylan Bootleg box set. This showed that even the young Mr Zimmerman in his embryonic stage was a wonder to behold. The man was blessed with greatness."
Hadestown
Hadestown
"Could this be the birth of yet another american legend?. Only time will tell but this is a tremendous record full of heart."