first cover of the category, with both fantastic Rival Consoles and Jon Hopkins.
Insides, an original track by Jon Hopkins.
Insides, revisited by Rival Consoles.
well, you know how little prone we are to follow tendencies.
this may explain the reason why we unveil our 2013 top only today.
who cares anyway?!
best albums of the pond
best songs of the pond
1. I Appear Missing, Queens Of The Stone Age
2. Brennisteinn, Sigur Rós
3. See It My Way, Mikal Cronin
4. Gun, Scout Niblett
5. Wonder 2, My Bloody Valentine
best concerts of the pond
A Place To Bury Strangers @Lido, september
Colin Stetson @Berghain, october
Suuns @Comet Club, may
Piano Interrupted @Waldo, november
The Chap @://about blank, february
killing surprise of the pond
the prodigious mountain of amps at My Bloody Valentine’s concert
best discovery of the pond
best label of the pond
Denovali Records, for their astounding cover artworks, but especially for their sharp roster (Saffronkeira, Piano Interrupted, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Lento, Poppy Ackroyd)
most artistic cover of the pond
Amok, Atoms For Peace
best album artwork of the pond
… Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age
greatest moments of the pond
bloody freezing at Denovali Swingfest Berlin and blissfully boiling at Shara Worden’s You Us We All
je-ne-sais-quoi of the pond
dancing at Thom Yorke’s dj-set in Berghain
we wouldn’t dare asking you to share your 2013 favs, but if you feel like doing so, please lie down and let’s have a pillow talk.
to echo our post from last week, here’s eventually the magic link for the incredible gods meeting at the last Grammy evening, featuring Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham accompanying first NIИ with Copy Of A – who offered us a short but grand stage production – followed by QOTSA and their amazing My God Is The Sun. beware this is strong-arm and not adapted to chicks.