Tag Archives: 2010

My Problems With The Hottest 100

Like a lot of people, I was quite disappointed with the Hottest 100 countdown this year, even moreso than I was expecting to be. Ultimately I understand that a countdown this big is never going to perfectly reflect one individual’s taste in music, and that my own taste in music is significantly different to your average Triple J listener, but I still think that there are a few problems with the system.

This is the first editorial-style piece I’ve done for the blog, so bear with me. At the very least perhaps this will spark some interesting debate, and I hope it makes for a good read. It is certainly not intended as a Triple J hater post, because I’m far from that. Anyway, here are some problems are some potential solutions that I have with the polling methodology of the Hottest 100.

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New Freelance Whales

I have no idea how I missed this, but there’s a new song floating around from the excellent New York outfit Freelance Whales, whose debut album ‘Weathervanes’ I declared one of my ten favourite records of last year. It’s called Enzymes, and it is a significantly more streamlined and focused effort than much of the […]

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New Sufjan Album!

Only days after pulling off a great surprise in the form of his ‘All Delighted People EP’, Sufjan Stevens has announced that he will be releasing a full length, non-concept album, on October the 12th. It will be his first genuine record sine the 2005 masterpiece ‘Illinois’. The only disappointment is that the album will […]

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Pyramid Lineup

Here it is. I’m surprised after the disaster of last year that the festival is back at all, yet alone that it has a lineup this good. N*E*R*D The Temper Trap Chromeo Neon Indian Future Of The Left Born Ruffians Shout Out Louds Mystery Jets Xavier Rudd Arrested Development Basement Birds Lightspeed Champion Tinie Tempah […]

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A New (Proper) Sufjan Stevens EP

Finally, Sufjan Stevens has released a new non-instrumental EP. Entitled ‘All Delighted People’, the digital EP (although it’s nearly an hour long) is available to download for $5 via Sufjan’s Bancamp page. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but at the very least it means that Sufjan is still making music, […]

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Falls Festival Lineup

Interpol Joan Jett And The Blackhearts The National The Living End Public Enemy – Performing In Full ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ Klaxons Angus And Julia Stone Tame Impala The Rapture Ladyhawke Cold War Kids Sleigh Bells Peaches – DJ/Karaoke/Performance Art Set Hot Hot Heat Paul Kelly Ash Grunwald Children Collide The Beautiful Girls The […]

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