Friday 7 December 2007

This is what a year sounds like

Once again it's been a poor year for hip hop but other than that there's been some great music happening. This list has been played to death on the Dubdog iPod while pounding the route to the day job, in the kitchen while cooking and washing up, blasting out of the house and car stereo and gracing the G5 while busy kerning.

A Silver Mt Zion - Horses In The Sky +
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Amon Tobin - Foley Room
Arcade Fire – EP, Funeral, Neon Bible
Beirut - Beirut
Big Youth - Dreadlocks Dread
Bjork - Volta
Blondie - Best of
Box of Dub – Dubstep and Future Dub
The Broken Family Band – Balls, Hello Love
Buzzcocks - Product
The Chemical Brothers - We Are The Night
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill ep
Bluegrass - Compilation
David Bowie - Lodger
Digitalism - Idealism
Edwyn Collins - Home Again
Geoff Berner - Whisky Rabbi
The Good The Bad And The Queen - The Good The Bad And The Queen
Gorillaz - D-Sides
Grinderman - Grinderman
Half Man Half Biscuit - This Leaden Pall
I Roy - Musical Shark Attack
The Jam - The Gift
Jeffery Lewis - 12 Crass Songs
Johnny Cash - The Legendary Sun Recordings
King Creosote - Kc Rules OK
The Kinks - Something Else, The Village Green Preservation Society
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
Leadbelly - The Definitive
Lou Reed - Berlin
M.I.A - Kala
Magazine - Real Life
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
Seasick Steve - Dog House Music
The Strange Death Of Liberal England – Forward March!
Tunng - Good Arrows
Ulan Bator - Compilation
UNKLE - War Stories
Well Deep - Ten Years of Big Dada
The White Stripes - Icky Thump


Steven Ball said...

May I say I'm pleased to see that you've discovered the treasure that is Bowie's 'Lodger', a vastly underrated album IMO.

Dubdog said...

I've been a great fan of Lodger since I got it out of the local library in Mansfield in the mid 80s but it has over the years been stored away with all my other cassettes getting dusty under the stairs. Earlier this year I got it out of the Ipswich library and rediscovered it's brilliance. Libraries - fuckin' A! Socialism in action!

Steven Ball said...

I had a similar rediscovery of Station to Station recently after hearing the title track at a party and *cough* 'found' it on the internet. A lot less complex and more of a grand statement than Lodger of course.