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  • Best Albums of 2006?

    17 Dic 2006, 15:52

    This is always a tricky one, every year my friends and I like to sit down with a few beers and discuss our fave albums. Usually after 3 or 4 pints we dissect the NME's album list, cast it aside as the bollocks that it is and make up our own. Here is mine:

    1. Lupen Crook - Accidents occur whilst sleeping
    2. Kasabian - Empire
    3. Howling Bells - Howling Bells
    4. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
    5. Wolfmother - Wolfmother
    6. Blood Arm - Lie lover lie
    7. Young Knives - Voices of animals and men
    8. Graham Coxon - Love travells at illegal speeds
    9. Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
    10. Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo to anywhere

    We all hate being dissappointed. Especially when some of our favourite artists release thier "difficult second (or 10th) album". Some of these on the list are albums I was REALLYY looking forward to, only to be let down so much I actually took the CD back to the shop (i'm looking at you Brandon Flowers).
    Here is my personal "five worst albums of 2006":

    1. Killers - Sam's Town
    2. Razorlight - Razorlight
    3. Arctic Moneys - Thats what I am not
    4. Automatic - Not accepted Anywhere
    5. Strokes - First impressions of earth

    Top 10 MOST ANTICIPATED of 2007:

    1. Klaxons - Myths of the near future
    2. The Rakes - Ten New Messages
    3. Arcade fire - Neon Bible
    4. Kaiser Cheifs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
    5. The good, the bad and the queen - self titles
    6. Gruff Rhys - Candylion
    7. Super furry animals - Untitled
    8. Jamie T - Panic Prevention
    9. Bloc Party - Weekend in the city
    10. Maximo Park - Untitled
  • Babyshambles Gig - Lincoln 8th December

    9 Dic 2006, 15:02

    Having the tickets pretty much held to ransom by the delivery company we bought the tickets from (we had to pay £20 to get the tickets to us on the day of the gig, faliure to do so - I would have missed the gig. the delivery company fucked up.) thier fault and i have to pay for it. : (

    Anwyay, I got the tickets.

    The gig itself was good. The support (holloways) were excellent. Loud, ska punk tinged singalongs. Shame the crowd were a little deflated. No one in the whole fucking place seemed to give a shit. I've been to hundereds of gigs over the years and never in my life been in such a dull crowd.

    Babyshambles were decent, the sound in parts crap, but they played an interesting set (only THREE songs off thier album, which was a shame) the rest a mix of the new Blinding EP, two Libertines tracks (time for heroes and what katy did) and the rest - possibly new, maybe some old songs or b-sides ive never heard. Either way, they were OK.

    Nice to see Pete looking healthier and not a junkie sweating mess.