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Festive cock 50

Discussion in 'General' started by Jim, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    1976

    Dear all
    Yes very pissed more or less all the time now, so:
    did you know the last festive 50 john peel did before punk more or less took over was a chart in 1976 when you could still vote for any song from any year.
    Roy's 'Cricketer' was number 47. Does that mean it was the 47th best song ever until 1976?
    Meanwhile I have been flooded with your entries for the festive cock 50 and it WILL be a 50 this year but believe it or not the top 11 albums have only 2 votes between them - so if you haven't voted please vote!
    Festive greetings to all
    James
     
  2. Dr_Doom_The_Optimist

    Dr_Doom_The_Optimist In a beautiful rambling mess

    I don't listen to that much modern music (I'm firmly stuck in the early-mid '70s), but of the ones I can remember getting this year, my favourites are:
    • 'Jim Noir' by Jim Noir
    • 'Modern Guilt' by Beck
    • 'A Virtual Landslide' by Pete Molinari
    • 'Birds' by North Sea Radio Orchestra
    • 'Distortion' by The Magnetic Fields
    • 'Allottments' by Aidan Smith
    • 'Stainless Style' by Neon Neon
    • 'Real Emotional Trash' by Steve Malkmus
    Jim Noir is at the top as I must have played that CD 100 times or more.

    Best,
    +A
     
  3. Mistlethrush

    Mistlethrush I've got a zappy little nappy

    I'm Late..............as usual!!

    I know it's late BUT: (in no particular order)

    Newton Faulkner: Hand Built By Robots
    Scott Matthews: Passing Stranger
    Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid

    :m2::m2::m2::m2:
     
  4. wobbly bob

    wobbly bob I've got a zappy little nappy

    good thing i read the post properly before contributing!

    a first for me...:blushing:
     
  5. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    festive cock official chart

    Dear all

    Here it is - your favourite albums of 2008 - a brilliant year for new music I think - pretty well reflected in your top 53 (had to include all those with at least 3 votes) It begins with quite a bit of predictable and poppy stuff (so easy to get 3 votes these days) but gets very interesting later on...

    The amount of voting was incredible - and once again loads of you voted in the last 24 hours - making a bit of a change at the top..... and making my life more difficult. Thanks.

    Overall more than 200 individual albums were voted for.

    I have tried to check that all albums were released in 2008 (and that I haven't included the same album twice) - but as many of you know I am usually wrong - so look forward to your query emails over the next few days.

    Finally - thanks for voting & because our beloved leader Paul - (who got none of his votes in the 50!) didn't like me posting it over a few hours last year - I'm doing it again. Sorry Paul.


    THE FESTIVE COCK 50 nos. 53 to 26

    39= Graham Nash - Songs for beginners
    Belle & Sebastian - The BBC Sessions
    The Raconteurs - The Raconteurs
    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    Chris Farlowe - Hotel Eingang
    Sandy Denny - The Best of the BBC Recordings
    TV Smith - In The Arms Of My Enemy
    James - Hey Ma
    Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
    The Smiths - Sound Of the Smiths
    Duffy - Rockferry
    The Verve - Forth
    Young Knives - Superabundance
    Fotheringay - 2
    Jonathan Richman - Because Her Beauty Is Raw & Wild

    26= The Owl Service - A Garland of Song
    Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Sunday At Devil Dirt
    Tom Jones - 24 Hours
    Julian Cope - Black Sheep
    Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
    Seasick Steve - I Started Out with Nothin' And ...
    Snow Patrol - A hundred million stars.
    REM - Accelerate
    Eliza Carthy - Dreams of Breathing Underwater
    Black Mountain - In the Future
    Billy Bragg - Mr. Love & Justice
    Rose Kemp - Unholy Majesty
    Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust


    more to come soon :
     
  6. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    That must have taken some work, Jim.

    And I have 3 of mine in so far! But I shall be asking for a recount if Kings of Leon aren't in the top 25.:D And if The Killers are - we'll know that Dickie Burn's been up to his tricks!:wink::biggrin:
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    festive cock 25 to 12

    19= Van Der Graaf Generator - 'Trisector'
    Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
    My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
    John Martyn: Ain't No Saint
    Marillion - Happiness is the Road
    Julie Fowlis - Dual
    Tom Baxter - Skybound
    17= Teddy Thompson - A Piece Of What You Need
    David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk
    13= Portishead- Third
    Beck - Modern Guilt
    Steve Tilston - Ziggurat
    Anthony and the Johnsons - Another World EP
    12 David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That happens Will Happen Today
    :m2:
     
  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    And Top 11 are...?:)
     
  9. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    He posted it to the mailing list but seems to have forgotten to copy it here:

    10= Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig
    British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music

    6= Laura Marling - Alas I cannot swim
    Levellers - Letters From The Underground
    Noah & the Whale - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
    Seth Lakeman - Poor Mans Heaven

    3= Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue
    Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs
    Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

    2 Fleet Foxes- Fleet foxes

    1 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
     
  10. riceyboy

    riceyboy Guest

    What no 'Chinese Democracy', an outrage i tell thee! :D
     

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