Filed under: 2016 Albums Of The Year
And here we go with the main albums of the year list. First off, from 30 – 21.
21. Death & Vanilla – To Where The Wild Things Are (Fire)
22. Legendary Shack Shakers – The Southern Surreal (Alternative Tentacles)
24. Sonny Vincent & Rocket From The Crypt – Vintage Piss (We Deliver The Guts)
25. Workin Man Noise Unit – Play Loud (Riot Season)
26. Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers – Seasonal Hire (Thrill Jockey)
27. Haiku Salut – Etch & Etch Deep (How Does It Feel To Be Loved)
28. Bad Guys – Bad Guynaecology (Riot Season)
29. Shit & Shine – 54 Synth Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral (Rocket)
30. Follakzoid – III (Sacred Bones)
Not the usual bells and whistles for the end of year charts this year – no big countdowns or write ups. Anyway, here are the releases from 2016 that are disqualified from the ‘proper’ chart – reissues and compilations.
Various Artists Compilations
1 Saved & Sanctified – Songs Of The Jade Label (Numerophon)
Artist Reissues / Remasters And Such
1 Coil – Backwards (Cold Spring)
Filed under: Narc, Reading | Tags: Band of Holy Joy, Cassette Store Day, Destruction Unit, Evil Blizzard, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hey Colossus, Joanna Newsom, King MIdas Sound, Laetitia Sadier, Luminous Bodies, Midnight Doctors, Pentecostal Party, Pine Hill Haints, Pokey Lafarge, Richard Hawley, Sleaford Mods, Sunn O))), Teeth Of The Sea, The Delines, Tusk
Yeh, Yeh – I’ve been really slack uploading various Narc articles over the last few months, apologies. So here’s lots at once.
Filed under: Gigs! | Tags: Klara Lewis, Maurice Louca, Oren Ambarchi, Rhys Chatham, Richard Pinhas, Sam Shalabi, Sax Ruins, Stephen O'Malley, The Wire, Tusk Festival
Very pleased to be invited to review this year’s Tusk Festival for The Wire magazine – 20 years a reader, so it felt good.
Filed under: Narc | Tags: a Singer Must Die, Band of Holy Joy, Box Records, Eleventh Dream Day, Haiku Salut, Heavy Trash, Jenny Hval, Morton Valence, Narc, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Otis Gibbs, Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band, Sleaford Mods, Sly & The Family Drone, Test Dept
An intentionally slow month
Filed under: Narc | Tags: Handsome Family, Morton Valence, The Horse Loom, White Hills, Wire