Thursday, December 23, 2010

GC's 2010 Favorites Lists

With some measure of reluctance, I sat down with my coffee this morning and decided to cobble together a couple of favorites lists for 2010. Spent about 30 minutes recollecting newly released albums that have been in heaviest rotation at home & on iPod throughout the year. We'll call this a work in progress, as these are sure to be expanded upon & amended throughout the rest of December. Albums are posted are in no particular order within their respective categories.
*PS- Will probably whip-up a best 7" Singles list, too. And cassettes. PPS- Looks like I have a good bit in common with the Other Music 2010 list. PPPS- Working in holiday retail is fast draining the life-force out of me...More vinyl rips are on the way, once this mess is all over & done with.

Single-Artist Reissues/ Collections

Rikki Ililonga- Dark Sunrise (Now Again)
Ozzie- Parabolic Rock (SS)
Ngozi Family- 45,000 Volts (No Smoke)
Omar Khorshid- Guitar El Chark (Sublime Frequencies)
Parasites of the Western World- S/T (De Stijl)
Phil Cohran- African Skies (Captcha)
Ted Lucas- S/T (Riverman/Yoga)
Syl Johnson- Complete Mythology (Numero)
WITCH -Introduction (Now Again)
Rob Jo Star Band- S/T (Dom)
A Synthetic History of EMAK (Souljazz)
Ranil y Su Conjunto- Ranil's Jungle Band (MassTropicas)
The Relatives- Don't Let Me Fall (Heavy Light)
Walter Gibbons- Jungle Music (Strut)
Chrisma- Chinese Restaraunt/ Hibernation (Medical)
Charanjit Singh- Synthesizing (Bombay Connection)
Abner Jay- Folk Song Stylist (Mississippi)
Orchestra Regional de Mopti- The Best of the First Biennale of Arts and Culture for the Young (Mississippi)
Dadawah- Peace & Love (Dug Out)
White Boy & The Average Rat Band- S/T (Roach)
Les Rallizes Denudes- Heavier Than A Death in The Family (Phoenix)
Das Ding- H.S.T.A. (Minimal Wave)
Royal Trux- Thank You LP (Plain)
Tommy Jay & Mike Rep- The Grim-O Comix Sequence (Columbus Discount)
Daphne Oram- Oramics (Young Americans)
Catherine Christer Hennix- The Electric Harpsichord (Die Schachtel)
Parson Sound LP Box (Subliminal Sounds)
Edward Larry Gordon- Celestial Vibration (Universal Sound)
The Durutti Column- Return of the Durutti Column & LC (4 Men With Beards)

V/A Compilations

Turkish Freakout: Psych-Folk 1969-1980 (Bouzouki Joe)
Excavated Shellac: Strings (Parlortone)
The Sound of Siam (Soundway)
Palenque Palenque (Soudway)
Baby How Can It Be? (Dust-To-Digital)
Angola Soundtrack (Analog Africa)
Wolf's At The Door (Sutro Park)
Cumbia Beat (Vampi Soul)
Lagos Disco Inferno (Academy)
Been Here All My Days (Mississippi)
Travelling With My Portable Electric Phonograph (Monk)
Good God! Born Again Funk (Numero)
Ecstatic Music of the Jemaa El Fna (Sublime Frequencies)
The Pitch/Gusman Records Story (Fat Possum)
The World Is A Monster: Columbia Hillbilly 1948-58 (Omni)
Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972-1983 (Soul Jazz)
Secret Museum of Mankind Vols. 1-3 LP (Outernational)

"Now" Music

Purling Hiss- Hissteria (Richie)
Moon Duo- Escape (Woodsist)
Jack Rose (R.I.P.)- Luck in the Valley (Thrill Jockey)
Tyvek- Nothing Fits (In The Red)
White Fence- White Fence (Woodsist)
Sun City Girls- Funeral Mariachi (Abduction)
Broken Water- Whet (Night People)
Emeralds- Does It Look Like I'm Here (Editions Mego)
Ariel Pink- Before Today (4AD)
Umberto- Prophecy of the Black Widow (Not Not Fun)
Bill Orcutt- Way Down South (Palilalia)
Forest Swords- Dagger Paths (Old English Spelling Bee)
Beach House- Teen Dream (Sub Pop) *I like "Walk in the Park". My extremely choosy two year old doesn't mind it, either.


Misongod said...

Merry Xmas to you and family

øשlqæda said...

choice niblets bro ghost. appy mf new year yo!

Anonymous said...

Dude, you are the king of music blogs right now, for me at least, this and Holy Warbles are the only interesting spots pretty much. Thank you so much for bringing so much great music into a spotlight. I am digging through your lists and finding all sorts of interesting albums that I hadn't known about.