The Second Magpie

Breaking Records: The 405 Album of the Year 2010

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 at 03:31

I was recently asked by The 405 to do some illustrations for their Album of the Year Shortlist. You can see who made the shortlist and vote for your favourite on the website: http://thefourohfive.com/articles/4307

I have voted for Baths in The 405’s list but while sketching I began thinking of my favourite records of the year… 

Delays – Star Tiger Star Ariel This record is perfection and there are no words to describe how much I admire and respect this band. My sister is better with words than I am, a link to her review of their recent show in Glasgow: http://www.soundproofmagazine.com/United_Kingdom/Live/Live_Delays_King_Tuts_Wah_Wah.html

Arms – Arms EP This EP is free yet it is worth more than all the gold and silver in the world. Download it here: http://www.armsarms.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&Itemid=54

Roses Kings Castles – Suburban Timebombs I did the artwork for this record and I think it has become an extra limb, official release is next week. You can download ‘Subtleties of Love’ free here: http://soundcloud.com/360degreemusic/roses-kings-castles-subtleties-of-love

Surf City – Kudos This record sounds like what I used to think treacle would taste like and that was a very good thing indeed. You can download the title track free here: http://tinyurl.com/22uaoyx

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