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Who The Eff Stole My Year?? and other fine stories for the month of December…

December 1, 2010

That’s right, it’s December 2010.. and it’s slightly depressing to think of how all good years must come to an end. To celebrate the year that was, the staff here at 4ZZZ will be putting up some of their favourite albums of the year in the weeks leading up to the New Year!

To start things off, I’d thought I’d share just a few memorable moments in music from 2010. I tried to create a list of my 10 favourite releases, but failed miserably and couldn’t bare to chisel it down from 17. These are in no particular order, so enjoy!

Mountain Man Made The Harbor (USA) Spunk Records, June

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis The Road Soundtrack (Australia) Mute/EMI, January

Eddy Current Suppression Ring Rush To Relax (Melbourne) Shock Records, February

Caught Ship Start Dencing Dad, Start Dencing(Footscray) New Weird Australia/Bedroom Suck

Cup Suits/Skerreks Cup Suits/Skerreks (Brisbane) Unique Beautiful Flowers, July

Kyu Kyu (Sydney) Pop Frenzy, September

My Disco Little Joy (Melbourne) Shock/Mistletone, September

King Khan & BBQ Show Invisible Girl (Canada) In The Red, February
Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle (USA) 4AD/Remote Control, September
Lewis O’Leary Eating The Afterbirth (Brisbane) Independent release, April

Gareth Liddiard Strange Tourist (Melbourne) Shock Records, October
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Para Vista Social Club (Melbourne) Independent release, July
The Black Keys Brothers (USA) Shock Records, May

White Woods Bellplay (Melbourne) Sensory Projects, May
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings I Learned The Hard Way (USA) Daptone Records/Shock, March
Fabulous Diamonds Untitled II (Melbourne) Chapter Music, May

Women Public Strain (Canada) Jagjaguwar/Inertia, August

Liza Harvey


4ZZZ Music Department Picks- Sept 2010

October 12, 2010

Recommendations by the 4ZzZ-FM Music Dept from stuff that went into our library for the month of September.

I think I’ve been wearing too much cheese-cloth this month because all my personal faves appear to be seriously folky. From the fey and gorgeous icelandic language singing Olof Arnalds to the Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell channeling Martha Tilston and the bizarre yet beautiful melding of classical and indie-folk carried off so brilliantly by Clogs.