Saturday, March 17, 2007

top uberalbums of 2006

I've been reading pitchforkmedia for some time, mostly for their top albums reviews (2006, 2005, 90s). 2006 is no different, i'm supremely interested in all they recommend. And thanks to a friend of mine, i discovered another music site, short list of music, that has also catalogued their favorite albums of the previous few years (in no particular order).

In order to "give something back" to the community and at the advice of this same friend, i've decided to cross reference the 2 lists this year, looking for hip similarities, exclusions, and things that i already think are large, or think i will probably think is large at some point during 2007.





















































































































AlbumPitchfork RankOn LonglistLargeLikely to become Large
Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time12YesYes
Belle And Sebastian - The Life Pursuit30Yes
Cat Power - The Greatest28Yes
Danielson - Ships31YesYes
Girl Talk - Night Ripper34Yes
Hot Chip - The Warning26Yes
Joanna Newsom - Ys3YesYes
Liars - Drum's Not Dead6YesYes
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor32YesYes
Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast47Yes
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain2YesYes
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife41YesYes
The Knife - Silent Shout1Yes
Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet21
Beach House - Beach House16
Booka Shade - Movements50
Boris - Pink9Yes
Brightblack Morning Light - Brightblack Morning Light36
Califone - Roots & Crowns27Yes
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country45Yes
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury7
DJ Drama & Lil Wayne - Dedication 237
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies18
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra Of Bubbles49
Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things39
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale4
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House8Yes
Herbert - Scale35
J Dilla - Donuts38
Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye11
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds25
LCD Soundsystem - 45:3322
Lily Allen - Alright, Still29
M. Ward - Post-War46
Man Man - Six Demon Bag20Yes (Zaphods, tonite!)
Mastodon - Blood Mountain42
Mission Of Burma - The Obliterati33
Peter Bjorn And John - Writer's Block24Yes
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That13
Scott Walker - The Drift10
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped43Yes
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming15
T.I. - King19
Tapes 'N Tapes - The Loon40
The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America5Ya, Duh??
The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home48
The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes44
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine17
Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet14
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass23
Against Me! - Americans Abroad Live In LondonYes
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - So DividedYes
Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & RollYes
Beck - The InformationYes
Beirut - Gulag OrskestarYesYes
Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting GoYesYes
CSS - Cansei De Ser SexyYes
Country Teasers - The Empire Strikes BackYes
Cursive - Happy HollowYes
Dabrye - Two/ThreeYes
Dead Heart Bloom - Dead Heart BloomYes
Editors - The Back RoomYes
Field Music - Field MusicYes
Forgive Durden - WonderlandYes
Jeremy Enigk - World WaitsYes
Kidd Jordan - Hamid Drake + William Parker- Palm Of SoulYes
Kimya Dawson - Remember That I Love YouYes
Love Is All - Nine Times That Same SongYes
Mates Of State - Bring It BackYes
Mew - And The Glass Hand KitesYes
Midlake - The Trials Of Van OccupantherYes
Mohair - Small TalkYes
Mute Math - MutemathYes
Neil Young - Living With WarYes
OOIOO - TaigaYes
Peeping Tom - Peeping TomYes
Raconteurs - Broken Boy SoldiersYes
Regina Spektor - Begin To HopeYes
Roots - Game TheoryYesYes
Secret Machines - Ten Silver DropsYes
Serena Maneesh - Serena ManeeshYes
Skream - SkreamYes
Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYoYes
Teddybears - Soft MachineYes
The Blow - Paper TelevisionYes
The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of ControlYes
The Hush Sound - Like VinesYes
The Stills - Without FeathersYes
The Strokes - First Impression Of EarthYes
The Velvet - Teen Cum LaudeYes
The Weepies - Say I Am YouYes
Tom Waits - OrphansYesYa, but its not really 2006
Vaux - Beyond Virture Beyond ViceYes
We Are Scientists - With Love And SqualorYes
Wolfmother - WolfmotherYes
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your BonesYesYes
the Bronx - The BronxYes



If you've got any suggestions for albums to check out on the list, let me hear em. Or perhaps if you know of a better way of presenting this massive tabular data on a blog, cause i agree this is nasty.

Friday, March 16, 2007

lunchtime





Not much has changed, not much is new. Life has been very good lately. As evidence of this, i will present this image, my lunch on this march 16th 2007.
- de cecco tagliatelle, comes in spools, best dried pasta you can buy
- 3 large mushrooms, sliced
- 8 cherry tomatos, halved
- a bunch green onions, 1.5 inch pieces
- 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- half red pepper - unnecessary
- pinches of hot peppers
- tons of s & p
- large bunch parsley, chopped
- a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil
- a bit of wine, a bit of broth, optional, unnecessary

1 Start water on high, start fry pan on med-high
2 add shrooms n pepper, cook for a few min
3 add pasta to water when boiling
4 add oil and s n p n hot peppers to pan
5 a few min later add rest of stuff to fry pan
6 keep on kookin!
7 when pasta done, spoon directly into pan, add a bit more oil, combine

Eat!!! This may not be everyones cup of tea, but a refreshing pasta lunch like this revitalizes me like nothing else.

I'm working from home today, it rules. Things of note:
- Apparently my blog is worth a little over 500 bux:
- Its getting warmer! Soon to start running in prep for 10 million K!!!
- House stuff mostly on hold, trying to find people to build a deck for you can be hard work.

Monday, March 5, 2007

inspired by seahorses

I think this is pretty inspiring. Even without him ever earning a dime for it, I think its beautiful, and sad to think of what was happening to those precious baby seahorses (being chewed up).

I think its also scary and great that CBC calls it news!!!