Monday, January 04, 2010

Decade Top 10 business - one more contribution

My mate Fish heads the United Hampshire movement (ie, he follows the Shots and the Saints) and is frequently at gigs or in record shops. Here's his decadal ten - all links are to YouTube clips.

[Top 10 here, Foreword and Further Reading here. Notes here]

* Freelance Hellraiser - a Stroke of Genius - back when mash-ups and tight jeans were actually cool, the strokes meet aguilera, seemless bootleg.

* Bruce Springsteen - My City of Ruins / Pearl Jam - Worldwide Suicide - Mr Blue Collar hero lifts a post 9/11 middle America and his apprentice Vedder rants

* Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle -string based epic from eurovision entrant, later made the loreal adverts too, and so youtube tells me, Ugly Betty.

* Midlake - Roscoe - the best bits of 70s MOR repackaged for the 00s. Much better than the fleet foxes.

* Johnny Cash - Hurt - all the gubbins from the critics, it's all true (and the epitath-esque video too).

* The Raconteurs featuring Adele - Many Shades of Black - Mr 00 Jack White & Brendan Benson get something decent from the from the decade-dominant Radio 2, fresh from the street/fresh from the school of music, girl set.

* Nas - Hip-hop is Dead - aaaight.

* Doves - The Cedar Room - furry hooded-coat manc genius.

* Lambchop - Up with People - 'Americana' at its finest - with added horns too.

* Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World / Neon Neon - I Told Her on Alderaan - a decade from nu-psychedelia to 80's throwback pop pastiche summed up sweetly by Gryff Rhys.
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