Friday, 26 November 2010

COMPILATIONS: 2002 The Album

By 2002 the UK charts had become saturated with manufactured novelty acts, poor US soft rock acts and appalling rappers. 

But there was still room in the charts for some real music, in a year that brought highly anticipated albums from Oasis, Primal Scream, Coldplay, as well as being a breakthrough year for Doves, Idlewild and A. And of course this was the year that brought us debut albums from The Music, The Coral, Hundred Reasons, The Cooper Temple Clause, Haven and The Libertines. 

In terms of actual albums being entirely consistant, 2002 probably wasn't the best year: A good example of this is Oasis's 'Heathen Chemistry' which was very patchy and certainly had a lot of filler, but amongst it were a few good tracks. Same with most of the other albums of the year, some duff tracks but when the songs were good they'd be VERY good indeed. But when you take all the best tracks off of those albums and compile them into a 'Best Of 2002', you end up with A LOT of tracks, not to mention a great compilation. So here it 2002: it's not as bad as it seemed at the time, if you take out the unnecessary bits.

2002: The Album




CD1

PRIMAL SCREAM - DEEP HIT OF MORNING SUN
THE D4 - ROCK N ROLL MOTHERFUCKER
OASIS - THE HINDU TIMES
THE MUSIC - TAKE THE LONG ROAD AND WALK IT
THE CORAL - SHADOWS FALL
FOO FIGHTERS - ALL MY LIFE
DOVES - WORDS
LEVELLERS - FOUR WINDS
COLDPLAY - POLITIK
FEEDER - COME BACK AROUND
SUPERGRASS - RUSH HOUR SOUL
THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE - WHO NEEDS ENEMIES
THE LIBERTINES - BOYS IN THE BAND
MUSE - IN YOUR WORLD
DEATH IN VEGAS FEAT LIAM GALLAGHER - SCORPIO RISING
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - NO ONE KNOWS
HUNDRED REASONS - I'LL FIND YOU
BADLY DRAWN BOY - BORN AGAIN
IDLEWILD - LIVE IN A HIDING PLACE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS  THERE BY THE GRACE OF GOD
PRIMAL SCREAM - DETROIT
LEVELLERS - COME ON


CD2

THE D4 - COME ON
THE CORAL - I REMEMBER WHEN
DOVES - THERE GOES THE FEAR
SUPERGRASS - BRECON BEACONS
FOO FIGHTERS - HAVE IT ALL
FEEDER - JUST THE WAY I'M FEELING
COLDPLAY - IN MY PLACE
THE VINES - COUNTRY YARD
HUNDRED REASONS - IF I COULD
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - MILLIONAIRE...
PAUL WELLER - A BULLET FOR EVERYONE
JOHN SQUIRE - I MISS YOU
A - SOMETHING'S GOING ON
INTERPOL - SAY HELLO TO THE ANGELS
PRIMAL SCREAM - MISS LUCIFER
DOVES - M62 SONG
THE SHINING - I WONDER HOW
OASIS - LITTLE BY LITTLE
THE COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE - FILM MAKER
IDLEWILD - YOU HELD THE WORLD IN YOUR ARMS
COLDPLAY - GOD PUT A SMILE UPON YOUR FACE
THE VINES - OUTTATHAWAY
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - GO WITH THE FLOW
JOHNNY CASH - THE MAN COMES AROUND
SUPERGRASS - SEEN THE LIGHT
RICHARD ASHCROFT - SCIENCE OF SILENCE


CD3

FEEDER - COMFORT IN SOUND
LEVELLERS - BELIEVERS
A - TOOK IT AWAY
THE LIBERTINES - TIME FOR HEROES
DEATH IN VEGAS FEAT PAUL WELLER - SO YOU SAY YOU LOST YOUR BABY
DOVES - POUNDING
THE CORAL - GOODBYE
INTERPOL - PDA
BECK - LOST CAUSE
THE RAPTURE - HOUSE OF JEALOUS LOVERS
FOO FIGHTERS - TIMES LIKE THESE
THE DATSUNS - HARMONIC GENERATOR
OASIS - THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD TIMES
FEEDER - FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW
IDLEWILD - A MODERN WAY OF LETTING GO
ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE - EMPTY AT THE END
SUPERGRASS - CAN'T GET UP
MUSE - DEAD STAR
ASH - ENVY
THE PATTERN - FRAGILE AWARENESS
THE SHINING - CREST OF AN OCEAN
A - STARBUCKS
HAVEN - SAY SOMETHING


CD4

LEVELLERS - WILD AS ANGELS
THE D4 - GET LOOSE
THE MUSIC- GETAWAY
IDLEWILD - AMERICAN ENGLISH
THE DATSUNS - IN LOVE
OASIS - HUNG IN A BAD PLACE
MANIC STREET PREACHERS - DOOR TO THE RIVER
PRIMAL SCREAM - AUTOBAHN 66
THE LIBERTINES - UP THE BRACKET
PAUL WELLER - STANDING OUT IN THE UNIVERSE
THE VINES - FACTORY
COLDPLAY - A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD
BADLY DRAWN BOY - YOU WERE RIGHT
THE CORAL - SKELETON KEY
HUNDRED REASONS - SILVER
FEEDER - LOVE POLLUTION
THE D4 - HEARTBREAKER
RICHARD ASHCROFT - LORD I'VE BEEN TRYING
PULP - LAST DAY OF THE MINER'S STRIKE
JOHNNY CASH - HURT

Friday, 19 November 2010

COMPILATIONS: The Best Of 2000


CD1

Belle and Sebastian - i fought in a war
eels - Grace Kelly Blues
manic street preachers - the masses against the classes
oasis - go let it out
radiohead - everything in its right place
grandaddy - the crystal lake
reef - set the record straight
clinic - The Return of Evil Bill
teenage fanclub - I Need Direction
mansun - i can only disappoint u
the fall - Two Librans
idlewild - These Wooden Ideas
coldplay- shiver
primal scream - accelerator
badly drawn boy - Once Around the Block
jj72 - oxygen
Queens of the Stone Age - The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
the bluetones - Mudslide


CD2

Embrace - the love it takes
Eels - The Sound of Fear
radiohead - kid a
David Holmes and Bobby Gillespie - sick city
brave captain - raining stones
doves - man who told everything
at the drive in - one armed scissor
grandaddy - hewletts daughter
clinic - second line
Belle and Sebastian - womens realm
levellers - happy birthday revolution
oasis - where did it all go wrong
The High Fidelity - a change is gonna come
idlewild - Roseability
badly drawn boy - The Shining
coldplay - yellow
reef - superhero
teenage fanclub - I Can't Find My Way Home
jj72 - snow
Eels - Flyswatter
radiohead - how to disappear completely
clinic - second foot stomp
primal scream - keep your dreams
The Folk Implosion - Free to Go
placebo - slave to the wage


CD3

Queens of the Stone Age - monsters in your parasol
doves - catch the sun
The Delgados - American Trilogy
badly drawn boy - disillusion
richard ashcroft - song for the lovers
blur - music is my radar
embrace - youre not alone
david holmes - 69 police
idlewild - let Me Sleep (Next to the Mirror)
reef - all i want
the fall - dr bucks letter
clinic - distortions
the bluetones - Keep the Home Fires Burning
oasis - gas panic (live)
mansun - electric man
at the drive in - rolodex propaganda
teenage fanclub - Dumb Dumb Dumb
badly drawn boy - Pissing in the Wind
radiohead - idioteque
levellers - 61 Minutes of Pleading
belle and sebastian - theres too much love
eels - Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
coldplay - everythings not lost

Relaunching

After many months the blog is back. As many of you will know my radio shows are no more, due to a shortage of time. But in its place a fine musical blog. Lots of stuff to discuss here so keep this bookmarked...