Which was a bit disappointing for me, since I couldn’t include The Boredoms’ “Super Roots 9”, otherwise known as three-quarters of an hour of head-spinning noise – from choir to chaos. Not a moment of peace on this live track. So, listen to it for yourself.
About the podcast – I’m not apologising for the Black Kids track. I liked the album, it’s pop and it’s fun.
This year had a lot of good, and a lot of ugly. Apparently dubstep ruled on a whole different level. So much so that all Boomkat newsletters were dripping with the fact. I never got that much into it.
I’ve been listening to some re-releases, like Linda Perhacs‘ “Parallelograms” or David Axelrod’s “Seriously Deep“. Rediscovered a bunch of other artists too. For me – maybe it’s too early to dig 2008, and in 20 years I’ll catch up with what really happened this year.
So.. good albums. The natural choices that are just there, on every list most likely – Portishead’s “Third” and Flying Lotus’ “Los Angeles”, Jamie Lidell’s “Jim”; then my natural choices – Mr Scruff’s “Ninja Tuna”, Erykah Badu’s “New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)” and lastly the rare, precious ones that you need no pause or rewind for – Rockettothesky’s “Medea”, The Present’s “World I See”. That scratches the surface of what follows –
The Present – Africanized Beatniks
Animal Collective -No More Runnin
You’ll have to download the track from mediafire until the podcast host is up and running again
if you please – .m4a, 80 MB
One of those artists’ albums – at least – would do any record collection good. Of course there are tracks I haven’t included probably due to their ubiquity, or because they just need to be listened to by themselves or in the context of the album. Closer to that goal – I also made a zip file of the songs which you can download here (part 1) and here (part 2).
Well, that was that. Enjoy.