Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pitchfork round up 2010



My end of year column on UK funky, grime, road rap, dubstep and 130. The longest article I've written in several years but the Twitter reaction alone made it well worth it... so, erm, thanks! :)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where's your top 10 then?

:)

Dan said...

Outstanding.

Not much to disagree with there - I think that the column title by this time next year could reasonably change from 'Grime/Dubstep' to something like 'Dubstep/Funky', for many of the reasons you outlined in that section.

Agree with anonymous - I enjoyed the various views of experts in their field but it would be good to hear a top ten from you!

Thanks!

glacial said...

Excellent read! big up Martin

Blackdown said...

I could do a top 10/20 but it's going to have loads of LHF in it. is that going to be a problem?

Anonymous said...

No mention of Clubroot's second album? Nothing really club-ready but, in my opinion, outstanding. His first seemed to go near enough unnoticed last year as well. 'Orbiting' could well be my track of the year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKDc9SgexY

Patrick.

Blackdown said...

I've heard one Club Root album, guess it was the first, but it didn't do much for me I'm afraid. How different was the second?

Anonymous said...

Re Clubroot, I think his second flows better as an album. I thought the interlude tracks in his first album interrupted it a bit but there's only one on this second set and I think it really works. I suppose it's not so different but there are a few more middle-eastern (?) references. On the whole I'd say it's better than the first, although I would urge repeated listening to the first as well.

Anonymous said...

No probs abput LHF in your Top 10...

It would be good to see what you were feeling all year.

deltafiore said...

Agreed, would love to see your top 10, Blackdown! I think having Amen Ra, Double Helix, and Low Density Matter in any top 10 is perfectly sane!

Jonu said...

Really good article Blackdown, nice one. Only gap for me was the Ikonika album.