So Mojo got in touch with me in September asking for my top ten for the year which was a bit surprising seeing as how the rest of the year hadn’t even happened. Regardless, I sent a list in and there’s a few things I’d like to explain. First, Georgia kicked all kinds of ass this year as witness to the fact that half of this list came from here. Second, there’s a lot of nepotism going on in the list too. And you know what? I don’t give a shit. And third? I’m home until the new year so I’m going to hunker down and listen to a mountain of records that I’ve bought and not fully digested yet.
Sex/Vid Communal Living (Dom)
Harvey Milk Life…The Best Game In Town (Hydrahead)
Gentleman Jesse & His Men Self Titled (Douchemaster)
Intelligence Deuteronomy (In The Red)
Liz Durrett Outside Our Gates (Warm)
Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power Dark Developments (Orange Twin)
Deerhunter Microcastles/Weird Era Cont. (Kranky)
Monotonix Body Language (Drag City)
Torche Meanderthal (Hydrahead)
Awake My Soul The Original Soundtrack/Help Me To Sing: Songs of the Sacred Harp (Awake)
Honorable mentions: Nodzz, Crystal Stilts, No Age, Blank Dogs, It’s Casual and Human Eye.
Top 3 Reissues:
Vivian Girls Vivian Girls (In The Red) (originally by Mauled by Tigers)
Big Dipper Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology (Merge)
Sic Alps A Long Way Around To A Shortcut (ADR)
Also, I should add that anything on Siltbreeze, In The Red or Numero Group from 2008 was "the jam."
I’m sure I’ll come up with a couple more top tens between now and the end of the year. But in the meantime? Here’s a photo of Brian Posehn with a shicklegruber.