Archive for December 3rd, 2010

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Top 50 Tracks of 2010: Young Boys – Bring ‘Em Down

December 3, 2010

30. Young Boys – Bring ‘Em Down.mp3

You know all that noise I make about A Place to Bury Strangers taking up the Jesus & Mary Chain’s Joy of Feedback cookbook and setting up shop at the local earbleedery? Well, the Young Boys (voted Most Likely to Google You Right Onto the NAMBLA Mailing List) take the fuzz and wah of the JAMC and run with it, making sure to pour on healthy amounts of burnt-out nihilism.

Nihilism: Like butter for music – makes everything instantly better.

The rest of the Top 50.

-CLT

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Top 50 Tracks of 2010: #31-40

December 3, 2010

Recappage.

40. Yu(c)k – Weakend.mp3 / / Daughter

“…atmospheric, stripped-down pain pop…”

39. Mater Suspiria Vision – The Afterlife

“Not exactly beach listening, but almost warm enough to keep family members from spontaneously bursting into prayer for your eternal soul.”

38. The Vaselines – Ruined

“… sounds like Boss Hogg and Imperial Teen engaging in a very noisy dry hump.”

37. Record Eating Machines – Roover

“Nothing says “dancefloor wrecking ball” like Record Eating Machines and nothing says exactly what this sounds like more than the onomatopeic ‘Roover.'”

36. Holy Fuck – Lucky

“…half-robot, half-Tom Morello and half-Parliament Funkadelic.”

35. Golden Ages – It Doesn’t Mean Shit

“It’s a distorted to hell and back, flanged-up piece of electro-wonk…”

34. The Delta Mirror – He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You

“The tune wears its heart on its sleeve, its pain on its chest and drags a corroded beat behind it…”

33. ///▲▲▲\\\ – How They Kill You

“…a 2-minute dungeon crawl, layering menace all over a foundation of misfiring drum machines, distorted vocals and an oppressively hellish organ…”

32. Brian Eno – 2 Forms of Anger

“Eno delivers the healthy sounds of an elder statesman, gleefully pissing on genre conventions…”

31. Parties in Belgrade – Statues

“…they’ve decided to channel pretty much all the feelgood parts of the Happy Mondays, with lead singer Carlos Anthony sounding more like Shaun Ryder than Ryder himself does these days.”

-CLT