2004 Top 10 List

THE REBEL (COUNTRY TEASERS)
  • DEERHOOF - "MILKMAN" (LESBIAN BINOCULAR)
  • DATBLYGU - "WYAU/PYST/LIBERTINO" (ANKST)
  • SAGAN - "UNSEEN FORCES" (VAGUE FIVE)
  • PIL - "ALBUM" (VIRGIN)
  • IAN DURY - "NEW BOOTS & PANTIES" (STIFF)
  • CAREYS PROBLEM - "ARENA OF SHAME" (PROB 163)
  • RANCID HELLSPAWN - "CHAINSAW MASOCHIST" (WRENCH RECORDS)
  • THE FALL - "COUNTRY ON THE CLICK BOOTLEG PLUS JANET & JOHNNY" (INTERNET 2003)
  • DEERHOOF - "BACK CATALOGUE" (KILL ROCKSTARS ETC)
  • THE CARTER FAMILY - "THE DECCA SESSIONS VOLS 1 & 2" (CATFISH)
HI DANIEL.I VERY MUCH ENJOYED ALOT OF BANDS THIS YEAR LIVE INCLUDING THE BALLS (LONDON), THE MAN FROM URANUS, DEERHOOF, NOUGHT, WETDOG. I LISTENED TO "CHOPPED ZOMBIE FUNGUS" BY OTTO VON SCHIRACH ALOT. I WAS NOT EXACTLY DISAPPOINTED WITH KOOL KEITH'S UNDERTAKERZ BUT LOOK FORWARD TO SOMETHING BETTER THAN THE LOST MASTERS, WHICH SOUNDED WONDERFUL ON A DISTORTED VAN STEREO. LIVE, I DON'T THINK ANYONE COMES CLOSE TO NOUGHT, A LITTLE-KNOWN LONDON BAND WHO HAVE HIGH STANDARDS OF COMPOSITION NOT MATCHED BY ANY OF THE MATH-ROCK GROUPS, AND A FALL/PINK FLOYD/JOHN BARRY SENSE OF MELODY & DRAMA. I HAVEN'T SEEN LIGHTNING BOLT YET THOUGH. MY FAVORITE FILM WAS AALTRA. I ALSO ENJOYED MONDOVINO. THE SEINFELD DVD ISSUE WAS A MAJOR EVENT FOR ME. I AM ACTUALLY PREFERRING IT TO CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BECAUSE I AM ANGRY THAT EVERYONE LOVES THAT MASTERPIECE (JUSTIFIABLY) SUDDENLY NOW BUT THEY IGNORED SEINFELD FOR YEARS.PLUS I DON'T HAVE CABLE SO I CAN'T SEE C.Y.E. YET. OF COURSE, CULTURALLY, IT IS THE BEST THING SINCE BILL HICKS, WHO WAS THE BEST THING SINCE BURROUGHS, WHO WAS THE BEST THING SINCE LENNY BRUCE. THERE'S NOTHING MORAL, SPIRITUAL OR HUMOUROUS GOING ON IN THIS SHIT FUCKING WORLD. THE RECENT TIDAL WAVE WAS OK, BUT I FELT THEY COULD HAVE PUSHED THE BOAT OUT A BIT FURTHER AND WIPED OUT THE WHOLE OF HUMANITY, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE COMPELLING.
YOURS SINCERELY, B.R.WALLERS

One word to describe 2004: CONFUSING

A prediction for next year: BANAL

 
 
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