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The Top Twenty of 2009: 10-1

In music on January 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

10. Royksopp – Junior
Youtube: The Girl and the Robot

9. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
Youtube: French Navy

8. Islands – Vapours
Youtube: No You Don’t

7. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Youtube: Stillness Is The Move

6. Eels – Hombre Lobo
Youtube: Fresh Blood

5. James Husband – A Parallax I
Youtube: Window

4. Franz Ferdinand – Tonight
Youtube: No You Girls

3. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
NME.com: Watching the Planets (NSFW)

2. God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl
Youtube: Funny Little Frog

1. Girls – Album
Youtube: Lust For Life


The Top Twenty of 2009: 20-11

In music on December 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

20. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
Youtube: This Tornado Loves You (Live)

19. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications
Youtube: Further Complications

18. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Youtube: My Girls

17. The xx – xx
Youtube: Basic Space

16. The Dead Weather – Horehound
Youtube: Treat Me Like Your Mother

15. David McCormack – Little Murders
Youtube: Good Times (Keep Following Me Around)

14. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Youtube: 1901

13. Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians – Pretty Black
the pb rectangle

12. The Boy Least Likely To – The Law of the Playground
Youtube: When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade

11. St. Vincent – Actor
Youtube: Actor Out Of Work

Here we go again

In Self-indulgence on December 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

Hey there, it’s almost the new year and we know what that means, don’t we?! YES! It means that I’m bored with nothing to do, and that usually means getting grand plans into my head which very rarely come into fruition! This time, the grand plan is restarting this blog. I have important ideas which must be shared!

Well, not really. I actually have no idea. My head is empty and the emptiness is surrounded by blank concrete walls. Someone’s C&B’d them because it’s been derelict for so long. Good job, you.

This blog ran from mid 2004-early 2009, moving from Livejournal to WordPress (with a short stint on Tumblr), and I usually managed to update it at least once a month if lucky, but the simplicity of Twitter (hey, twitter.com/halfgoon) pretty much made it redundant. Posting crap with less effort? Yes please! However, this meant no more blathering on, which I think is quite obviously a strength of mine. Hence a return (well, a plan to return) to a real blog.

Also, I really want to do my top twenty albums of the year. I didn’t get to do it last year due to being without internet for most of December & January, and I miss pontificating on music. By ‘pontificating’, I of course mean ‘being a horrible fanboy about my favourite bands regardless of whether they released a good album or not’.

So that’s it. The half blog returns. I think for Christmas I’ll get it some uppercase lettering.