Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Business as usual, then?

So, to re-cap an entire afternoon's worth of productivity sapped away by Twitter:

@DocYobbo thinks we're all far too over the hill to even be discussing such things as radio polls;

@beeso thinks we've all got our heads in the sand thinking that guitar music has a future, despite overwhelming influence that a dude on a turntable standing behind some dude delivering nasally poems is, by and large, "untrammeled shite";

@Medway has been voted unopposed to the Treasurer position of the Blokes Punching Way Above Their Weight club (with myself as self-admitted president and @JohnBirmingham firmly ensconced in the Patron role);

I seem to be the only one valiantly flying the flag for honorable, left-minded, honest inner-urban hipsterism into the third decade. I even have the bicycle, dastardly disheveled beard and copies of Monocle to prove it.

And, finally, the pricks over at @triplej are a pack'a cunts for getting us once again on this pointless round-a-bout discussion.

Oh, and for the record, my short list of Top 100 Australian Albums Of All Time (the top ten I voted for in italics) were:

You Am I - Hi Fi Way
AC/DC - Back in Black
Alex Lloyd - Black the Sun
Archie Roach - Charcoal Lane
Augie March - Sunset Studies
Church, The - Priest = Aura
Church, The - Starfish
Custard - Wahooti Fandango
Cordrazine - From Here To Wherever
David McCormack - Little Murders
Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
Gareth Liddiard - Strange Tourist
george - Polyserena
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul
Gin Club, The - Deathwish
Go-Betweens, The - Spring Hill Fair
Hummingbirds, The - loveBUZZ
INXS - Kick
Jeff Lang - Half Seas Over
Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Paul Kelly & The Messengers - So Much Water, So Close To Home
Paul Kelly - Ways & Means
Pollyanna - Longplayer
Powderfinger - Double Allergic
Powderfinger - Vulture Street
Regurgitator - Tu-Plang
Sarah Blasko - As Day Follows Night
Something for Kate - Beautiful Sharks
Weddings Parties Anything - Donkey Serenade


Dr Yobbo said...


The Aussies in my top 50 albums of all time are as good a reckoner of what I would have voted for.

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
The Monarchs - Make Yer Own Fun
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
Frenzal Rhomb - A Man's Not A Camel
You Am I - Convicts (though I'd have probably voted for Hi Fi Way)
Powderfinger - Vulture Street
Grinspoon - Easy
Even - A Different High
Spiderbait - Tonight Alright
Regurgitator - Unit
TISM - Machiavelli And The 4 Seasons
Hoodoo Gurus - Crank

A distinct lack of bogans talking loudly over other bits stolen from people's music, as you might expect

Albion Love Den said...

Big call on Wolfmother. It's weird how strong the backlash was against that band, and both it and the preceding hype sorta passed me by for some reason. But seeing them live a couple of times now, I just can't abide them. They make me yawn with anger.

Dr Yobbo said...

Have seen them live once or twice, they've been... a'ight, I suppose. But this is an albums comp after all. I'm sure the Vines will get a run despite being epically shit live. And the point remains that the first WM album was massive, and very good.

beeso said...

Seriously, you boys hassle me over hip hop and you put Alex fucking Lloyd in a list?
I voted for Paul Kelly (foggy highway), Decoder Ring, INXS (kick), Gurge (unit) and The Presets as well as the Hip Hop.

Aaron Baker said...

A man may lead a horse to the water, but he cannot make it drink.
RS Gold

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