Some Quick 2010 Favorites by Klax
So we’re a little past mid-2010 by now. I just hastily put together this list of some of my favorite releases so far. Without a doubt, I’ve forgotten some good ones. Hopefully, I’ll fix this with a more detailed list in about six months. Anyway if you’ve read my lists in the past, there shouldn’t be too many surprises here…
Thee Oh Sees – Quadrospazzed ’09 (Castle Face)
Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime (In The Red)
Since I last checked in, a 45rpm 12″ single and another full-band psychedelic summer LP.
Ty Segall – Melted (Goner)
Maybe his best yet…
Moonhearts – Moonhearts (Tic Tac Totally)
After collecting a half dozen solid 7 inches, a slight name change (prior: Charlie & The Moonhearts) and a full length debut LP
David Cross – Bigger and Blackerer (Sub Pop)
A little less pissed then his previous two LPs, this one still bites
Mark Sultan – $ (Last Gang)
1/2 King Khan & BBQ (better half?) plus a little noise…
A Lost People – Big Booty Bitches (self-released)
I hate to say it, but I think I like the clean version better (find it on iTunes)
Pocahaunted – Make It Real (Not Not Fun)
Yes, Best Coast is good, but it’s kind of a Pocahaunted side project (well…probably not anymore). This is better.
Golden Triangle – Double Jointer (Hardly Art)
If you like Thee Oh Sees, you’ll like this
Paul Cary – Ghost of a Man (Stankhouse)
Great, great bluesy debut solo album by lead man of The Horrors (the good ones, not the shitty English ones).
International Hello – International Hello (Holy Mountain)
Monoshock is back, albeit a little slowed down…
Abner Jay – Folk Song Stylist (Mississippi)
Keep these coming.
Acid Eater – Black Fuzz on Wheels (Time Bomb)
Given just the band/album name, this sounds exactly like what you would expect. Except Japanese.
AFCGT – AFCGT (Sub Pop)
Is this really on Sub Pop?
The Fall – Your Future, Our Clutter (Domino)
Baby Dinosaurs vs. The Soft Spots 7 inch (Die Slaughterhaus)
Been waiting a while for this one on everyone’s favorite ATL label…
Water Bears – Misogymnastics (ZAP)
I know this is a little self serving, so I almost didn’t put it on the list. But fuck it, this album is great. I know you guys love ‘em too…
Spacemen 3 vinyl re-issues (Fire & Taang)
Still waiting for the “Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music” LP though…
Mazzy Star discography vinyl re-issues (Plain)
The Mummies – The Mummies Play Their Own Records vinyl re-issue (Estrus)
The only garage band Billy Childish name-checks. Need I say more? This is essential. On vinyl.
Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music vinyl re-issue (Sister Ray)
“If you ever thought feedback was the best thing that happened to the guitar, well, Lou just got rid of the guitars” – Lester Bangs