oh, even with singles here and albums here, i feel we still haven't gone on about 2006 yet... so.

the top gigs of the year were probably.

fucking rosehips in stoke
sportique in ladbroke grove
bolt-thrower at camden underworld
the wedding present at camden koko
obituary at the mean fiddler
the fall in brick lane
morrissey at wembley arena
secret shine at the water rats
the loft at pow! to the people
british sea power on a boat

the best compilations were possibly.

nasum "grind finale" (relapse)
heresy "1985-87" (boss tuneage)
brighter "out to sea" (matinee recordings)
beatnik filmstars "barking (a collection of oddities)" (the international lo-fi pop underground)
manicured noise "northern stories" (caroline true records)
the chesterf!elds "electric guitars in their hearts - the best of the chesterf!elds" (cherry red)
aberdeen "what do i wish for now ?" (ltm)
sarandon "the completist's library" (wrath records)
various artists "still unravished - a tribute to the june brides" (yes boy ice cream)
nivens "from a northumbrian mining village comes the sound of summer" (firestation records)
deviated instinct "welcome to the orgy" (peaceville)

also please note that.

best single re-issue: hardnoise "untitled" (suspect packages, 12")

best album re-issue: a witness "i am st john's pancreas" (euphonium)

best live album: lock-up "play fast or die" (feto records)

best dvd: heresy "1987" (boss tuneage)

best b-side: the nightingales "seconds" (from "let's think about living" 7" on fake product)

best remix: geeneus' remix of scratchy's "shangooli" (b-side of dumpvalve 12")

discovery of 2006: looking for an answer

finally, as we're talking about old music, we hope that this site don't mind us linking to them, but we are unable to keep to ourselves any venue where you can download a JACKDAW WITH CROWBAR PEEL SESSION. even aside from that, you'll soon see that the whole blog is a goldmine. for the record, we owe discovery of the link to indie-mp3.co.uk, still probably the best place to catch up with the very latest on the indie-pop / side of things.

in our next post, we will acknowledge the existence of 2007.


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