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1993

Posted in 1993, List by newmusicexcess on April 12, 2010

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I’ve just started a new blog today. It’s called Room Of Wonders http://roomofwonders.wordpress.com/ and it chronologically collects together various disparate subjects that interest me, starting from 1993.

The significance of that year becomes apparent when you read the blog. I will obviously still be posting on this blog, but there will be a good deal of cross-link between the two, I suspect 😉

So, what about 1993 in terms of music?

Well, looking through my copy of 1001 Albums To Hear Before You Die, I searched Spotify to see what was available and constructed a playlist, here is the link if you have Spotify  http://open.spotify.com/user/toxicmusic79/playlist/4pzFLwiePmtBCSfZrPkdCq

For those who don’t have Spotify access, here’s the list:

  • Suede – Suede
  • Paul Weller – Wild Wood
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
  • Auteurs – New Wave
  • Liz Phair  – Exile in Guyville*
  • Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen
  • Aimee Mann – Whatever
  • Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy
  • Nirvana – In Utero
  • Jamiroquai – Emergency on Planet Earth
  • Pet Shop Boys – Very
  • P.J. Harvey – Rid of Me
  • Blur – Modern Life is Rubbish
  • Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club
  • Fall – Infotainment Scan
  • Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
  • Björk – Debut
  • Orbital – Orbital 2
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle*
  • Sebadoh – Bubble & Scrape
  • Boo Radleys – Giant Steps
  • William Orbit – Strange Cargo: III

Note: The albums marked * are the ones not available on Spotify

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Under The Radar: Best Of The Decade – Albums 1-10

Posted in Chart, Under The Radar by newmusicexcess on December 27, 2009

The December issue of Under The Radar magazine features a list of the 200 best albums of the decade. Here are numbers 1 to 10 on the list:

1. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
2. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
3. Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
4. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country (2006)
5. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (2005) 
6. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (2009)
7. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
8. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
9. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
10 Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It in People (2002)

http://www.undertheradarmag.com/

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Girls – Album

Posted in Indie Pop, Indie Rock by newmusicexcess on October 24, 2009
Girls - Album

Girls - Album

Track Listing:

Lust for Life
Laura
Ghost Mouth
God Damned
Big Bad Mean Mother Fucker
Hellhole Ratrace
Headache
Summertime
Lauren Marie
Morning Light
Curls
Darling

Released in September 2009, the debut Girls album echos with reminders of Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys. Sonic diversity is the order of the day here, although, there is definitely a strong twangy rock ‘n’ roll undercurrent on the album which breaks through the surface of the more shoegaze and dreamy sound.

Reviewed at:

Allmusic – http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dpfuxztaldje~T1
Drowned In Sound – http://drownedinsound.com/releases/14644/reviews/4137816
The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/sep/25/girls-album-review
NME – http://www.nme.com/reviews/girls/10844
Pitchfork – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13477-album/
Rolling Stone – http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/29924136/review/29951403/album
Metacritic – http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/girls/album