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Festive cock fifty 2010

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jim, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    I have already received a number of submissions - so
    might as well get started with THE FESTIVE COCK FIFTY 2010

    People still say that nothing good comes out anymore – well I say you are wrong – 2010 has been another incredible year for new releases from old faves, new bands & re-issues. I find myself buying more & more new stuff - & the Festive Cock is a great way of finding out what is out there….

    These are the rules:

    Any album released in any format in 2010 can be
    included.

    This DOES include reissues.

    You send me your top 10 or top 7 or top 3 or
    whatever of the year. You don’t have to have bought it – but you should have at least listened to it a few times – or why would you vote for it?

    I write them down in my large cock book (!)

    I add em up & work out the top 50ish. Published
    on the mailing list on 31st December.
    Usually an album will need 2 or 3 votes to get into
    the bottom of the charts.

    we all get to chat about what people are voting for
    & some of us even go out & buy some of them that we
    haven't got - I promise you our communal taste is damn
    good.

    SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 28th DECEMBER (allowing for
    Xmas present last minute votes)

    I will publish the chart on 30th Dedcember as I am going to sunny places for New Year (well Barcelona)

    we all live happily ever after & the world is a
    better place etc

    please email me your votes on jfel2@yahoo.co.uk

    thanks

    James


    OUT OF INTEREST, LAST YEAR’s CHART:

    FESTIVE COCK 09


    30= Low Anthem: Oh My God Charlie Darwin
    30=Albion - Chris Wood
    30=Van Morrison - Astral Weeks live at the Hollywood Bowl
    30=Reverend and the Makers - A French Kiss in the Chaos
    30=Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years
    30=Flaming Lips Embryonic
    30=Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head And The Sky
    30= Martin Simpson - True Stories
    30=Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
    30=Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
    30=Regina Spector - Far
    30=Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
    30=New Model Army - Today is a Good Day
    30=Scott Morgan - Medium Rare
    30=Live at the Folklore Center - Tim Buckley

    26= Astra - The Wierding
    26=Lungs- Florence And The Machine
    26=David Gray - Draw the Line
    26=The Duckworth Lewis Method - The Duckworth Lewis Method
    26=Van Morrison - Astral Weeks live at the Hollywood Bowl

    23=White Lies - To Lose my Life
    23=Gong - 2032
    23=Morrissey - Years Of Refusal

    20=The Dodge Brothers - Louisa and the Devil
    20=Uam - Julie Fowlis
    20=A Victory for Common Sense - Stackridge

    19 Wilco - the album

    17= the xx - the xx
    17= Bruce Springsteen - Working on a Dream

    15= Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart !!!!!!!!!!
    15= Them Crooked Vultures

    14 Peter Hammill - Thin Air

    13 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

    11= Sea Sew - Lisa Hannigan
    11= Dead Weather - Horehound

    10 Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk

    8= King Crimson - Red (40th anniversary reissue)
    8= Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    7 Mumford & Sons - sigh No More

    6 Bob Dylan - Together Through Life

    4= Unthanks - Here's The Tender Coming
    4= Show of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed

    3 Seasick Steve - 'Man From Another Time'

    2 Noah and the Whale - First Day of Spring

    1 The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
     
  2. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Can we stick em up here, Jim and you collate, as it would be fun and of interest to see what people are going for?
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    Keeping it secret

    I've always deliberately not got people to stick them up before the chart comes out - as I think that influences other people when they see what is being voted for & ruins the big surprise I do at the end - that's why I get people to email me direct.

    I can't stop people discussing albums in advance but I prefer it afterwards & then I can say cryptic things like: " Only a handful of lists received so far & they all include the same album on them... but what? " which is true for Festive Cock 2010

    James
     
  4. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Had to listen to a lot of crap this year, and even more pretty average. But these were the stand-outs:

    EXIT CALM - Exit Calm
    STORNOWAY - Beachcomber's Windowsill
    VILLAGERS - Becoming A Jackal
    BEACH HOUSE - Teen Dream
    ARCADE FIRE - The Suburbs
    JOHN GRANT - Queen of Denmark
     
  5. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    So you basically asked James if we should post our suggestions on this website ... he said NO ... but then you do it anyway ?!?!?
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    True and

    But 2 of my fave albums of the year are on there & I now feel obliged to vote for them!

    aggghhhh the psychological issues associated with a fun festive count down...
     
  7. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    With all the music I currently listen to Linn, I'm not sure if I have the time to invest in the "stand outs" of lots of crap and pretty average bands. :biggrin: I find I listen to the amazing stuff I already know, having said that, I've also discovered some real gems over the last couple of years, will check out some of your stand out recomendations, :cheers2:
     
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  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Free speech n all! We have previous years put on here, so since few agree with my musical tastes here, I doubt there will be a massive block vote on Stornoway et al. Anyway, I only said they stood out, never said I was voting for.
     
  9. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    LOL! I didn't mean they were the best of the rubbish! John Grant you may like. Also The Boy Who Trapped The Sun.
     
  10. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Yeah it wasn't the fact that you posted your list, I was just amused that you asked if it was ok ... but then did it anyway ?

    Don't know why you came to that conclusion ... perhaps it's just that most people don't have the time or inclanation to post a comment against every band that you mention on here ... doesn't mean they don't like the music .. it's free speach n all ... some people don't seem to have the urge to post comments every day
     
  11. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Chris!

    Chris! Stop being negative!

    andy

    ..the mountain man felt uplifted by an an uncanny sense of deja vu...
     
  12. bigchris

    bigchris Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    What ... it's free speech ... so long as you are not negative ?!!?!?
     
  13. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Soz!

    Sorry to be negative about your negativity. That reminds of that Dylan song. I see people are still donating to your Just Giving!

    andi :wink:
     
  14. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    It's been a tight year for me, I'm going to have to think what new cd's I bought :D
     
  15. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Funny enough...


    ..how do people afford to go to all these endless gigs / buy cds etc. ??


    andi beyond me
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010
  16. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Well, it's a question of priorities :wink: and disposable income. :biggrin:
     
  17. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Disposable..


    Disposable..what a wonderful word in so many connotations..

    Andi..back to the Bevan boys..
     
  18. Jim

    Jim Computer stained fingers

    Buying cds

    You don't have to have BOUGHT the albums you vote for BUT generally it is a good idea to have heard them & like them or it would be strange to vote for them.

    Have had lots & lots of entries now and a few albums are flying ahead + about 100 albums have only one vote - they won't make the chart unless they get another vote at least!

    keep 'em coming:

    James

    jfel2@yahoo.co.uk
     
  19. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Just thinking back over the year and I'm not sure I bought or listened to anything new or released in the year (apart from Nicks latest) - I'm forever catching up :) (I did give your Laura Marling a spin though...)
     
  20. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Festive 50

    Just for the record RH's WAOCLTC reached 47 in 1976 in JP's Festive 50 and number one was Stairway to Heaven.


    andi
     

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