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Now That's What I Call A Musical Top Ten (4 of 4)

By London_Ricky Last edited 137 months ago
Now That's What I Call A Musical Top Ten (4 of 4)
Green Day at Milton Keynes

Now that the Pop Kid, the Noisy one and the Club Londonista have all had their say, it falls to Ricky to throw in his two cents. For want of a better pseudonym, let's call him RiotRicky. More appropriate job titles on a postcard please, along with your pick of last year's music.

Top Ten Singles:

Bloc Party - Pioneers

Green Day - Holiday

The Eels - Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)

Weezer - Beverley Hills

Charlotte Hatherley - Bastardo

System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B.

Editors - Bullets

Kaiser Chiefs - Every Day I love You Less And Less

Mooney Suzuki - Alive And Amplified

Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby

Top Ten Albums:

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams

System Of A Down - Mesmerize/Hypnotize

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me, Satan

Pure Reason Revolution - Cautionary Tales for the Brave

Beck - Guero

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - In The Heart Of The Moon

Joy Zipper - The Heartlight Set

Yourcodenameis:Milo - Ignoto

Top Ten Gigs:

Green Day @ Milton Keynes Bowl - June

Live 8 @ Hyde Park - July

The Eels @ Warwick Arts Centre - May

Battle @ Leicester Summer Sundae - August

Biffy Clyro @ London Astoria - February

System Of A Down @ London Astoria - April

The Pipettes @ 100 Club - November

Moist @ The Spitz - September

Blackbud @ The Borderline - April

Architecture in Helsinki @ The Scala - Novemeber

Ones To Watch:

There's a wealth of talent all set to emerge from under the radar in 2006, but these are undoubtedly some of the front runners: (have a listen to this highly entertaining Radio 1 Doc for more tips from the one and only John McCririck):

The Pipettes - natch.

Tunnge - top notch London-based folktronica.

Battle - young, feisty and polished.

Blackbud - unnaturally gifted Hendrix/Buckley-esque 3-piece.

Lady Sovereign - guranteed to be big once her album...er...'drops'.

Jamie T - 1 man from Wimbledon + 1 acoustic bass = genius.

Last Updated 06 January 2006