BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Smashing Singles Turning 15 In 2021

1. COUNTRY GIRL by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland)

TUTV: A full-steam ahead killer rocker.
Album: Riot City Blues

Go nuts here…

2. CHEATED HEARTS by YEAH YEAH YEAHS (New York)

TUTV: Tremendous stroke from an underrated longplayer.
Album: Show Your Bones

Press play…

3. YOUNG FOLKS by PETER BJORN and JOHN (Sweden)

TUTV: Sickly sticky tune. This is what great pop is all about.
Album: Writer’s Block

Hum, sing, or whistle along…

4. WASTED LITTLE DJs by THE VIEW (Scotland)

TUTV: Amplified indie pop glory.
Album: Hats Off To The Buskers

Let’s roll…

5. THE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG by THE FLAMING LIPS (Oklahoma, US)

TUTV: The Lips’ frontman Wayne County liked
the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ band name so much that he wrote a song about it.
Album: At War With The Mystics

Yeah yeah yeah…

10 Splendid Albums Turning 10 in… 2017

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!

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Here’s my selection (chronological order) of 10 splendid albums released in 2007,
turning 10 in 2017 and still sounding smashing today. Champagne! Let’s rollllllll…

1/ ‘Hats Off To The Busker’ by THE VIEW
Released: 22 January – debut album
Top trackSuperstar Tradesman
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2/ ‘Neon Bible’ by ARCADE FIRE
Released: 2 March – the Canadians’ second LP
Top track: Intervention
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3/ ‘Strange House’ by THE HORRORS
Released: 5 March – mental debut album
Top track: She Is The New Thing 
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4/ ‘Grinderman’ by GRINDERMAN
Released: 5 March – debut album by Nick Cave’s side project
Top trackHoney Bee (Let’s Fly To Mars)
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5/ ‘Sound Of Silver’ by LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Released: 12 March – second longplayer
Top trackNorth American Scum
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6/ ‘Because Of The Times’ by KINGS OF LEON
Released: 30 March – 3rd album
Top track: Black Thumbnail
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7/’Baby 81′ by BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Released: 27 April – their 4th longplayer
Top track: Not What You Wanted
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8/ ‘Mirrored’ by BATTLES
Released: 14 May – debut LP
Top trackAtlas
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9/ ‘Icky Thump’ by THE WHITE STRIPES
Released: 15 June – 6th album
Top track: Rag and Bone
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10/ ‘In Rainbows’ by RADIOHEAD
Released: 10 October – 7th longplayer
Top track: House Of Cards
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