Friday, December 31, 2004

phat 2004

Are you bloated? Ben Watt was until he got to about thirty when he nearly died thanks to a wasting disease which meant he lost most of his guts, forgot how to write fay, wistful acoustic faux-jazz and became the king of drum and bass for couples and homemakers. So if your feeling pogged and lifeless after Christmas, that's your answer... get a digestive tract no longer than a pea-shooter, throw your guitars away and start playing other people's records.

Have you had a good year? I have. To celebrate, even though I haven't done a list for months and whilst it's dull and nerdy, here's my list of quite good records that I've listened to whilst driving, shaving, walking, wanking, coughing, banking, singing, shouting, crying, lying and dying this year.

I've assumed that you don't want a dull nerdy rationale for the following choices, but am happy to ramble on at length if necessary. However, here's a list of some of the great records of the year as voted for by me. Incomplete, in no particular order... Oh and I've also included a re-release or something from last year here and there.

  • Love Angel Music Baby
  • Destroy Rock 'n' Roll
  • More Adventurous
  • Careless Love
  • Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs
  • Half Smiles of the Decomposed
  • Thunder Lightning Strike
  • The Futureheads
  • Nouvelle Vague
  • Medulla
  • Over the Next Hill
  • Rejoicing In The Hands (Of The Golden...
  • High Society
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [8CD Set]
  • The Trip Created by Snow Patrol
  • Universal Audio
  • Love the Cup
  • Auf Der Maur
  • The Dirty South
  • It's All Around You
  • Ten
  • Welcome Interstate Managers
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • What Will the Neighbours Say?
  • Country Falls
  • The Libertines
  • Liz Phair
  • Live - City Sounds
  • You Are The Quarry [Deluxe Edition]
  • I Trawl the Megahertz
  • Crooked Rain Crooked Rain [Special...
  • Studio 150
  • Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of...
  • Feedback
  • Smile
  • Il Sogno