Archive for the Best of Year Category

Best Albums of 2011

Posted in Best of Year, List, Music on May 23, 2011 by Mark Wheatley

My favourite twenty albums of 2011…

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Best Songs of 2010

Posted in Best of Year, List, Music on December 3, 2010 by Mark Wheatley

This year many of the world’s finest musicians released their best albums to date (The National, Arcade Fire, Gorillaz etc), which means this has been one of those ‘special’ years in music. Choosing a favourite 40 tracks to represent such a year has been the toughest of these assignments yet…

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Best Music of 2010…So Far

Posted in Best of Year, Music, Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by Mark Wheatley

Oh yes.

2010 is shaping up to be one of the best years for new music in living memory. Here is my pick for the ‘top ten’ so far…

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One Director Made The Two Best Music Videos of 2009

Posted in Best of Year, Music with tags on December 4, 2009 by Mark Wheatley

I think two best music videos of 2009 were by the same director: Patrick Daughters. The first is a creepy promo for Depeche Mode’s ‘Wrong’. The second is a surreal clip for Grizzly Bear’s ‘Two Weeks’. Apparently this guy is working on a feature film. Judging by these videos that is no bad thing. Watch them here.

Best Songs of 2009

Posted in Best of Year, Music on November 28, 2009 by Mark Wheatley

The degeneration of modern cultural analysis into meaningless list creation is a sad reflection of what some commentators are calling ‘dwindling attention span syndrome’. Erm, what was I saying again? Never mind. Here are the best songs of 2009 as curated my me.