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  • a late response to the bbc folk awards

    Fev 16 2010, 0h43

    Folk Awards Winners 2010


    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS WENT TO:
    Nanci Griffith and Dick Gaughan

    i like nanci so not going to critisise her, just not totally sure why the bbc folk awards would honour her .
    Dick - his contiibution to the uk folk scene isn't desputable, a great folk artist deserving of the award

    GOOD TRADITION AWARD:
    Transatlantic Sessions

    no arguement from me on ths one

    FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR:
    And the winner was:Jon Boden
    Other nominees were:
    Cara Dillon
    Jackie Oates
    Martin Simpson

    as a short list of nominees i really can't argue with this list (ok if it were me id have a longer list of nominations as there are a good number of artists deserving to stand alongside these], Boden is prob my least fav of the artists on this list but thats more down to personal taste than anything else.

    BEST DUO:
    The winner was: Show of Hands{/artist]
    Other nominees were:
    Belshazzar's Feast
    Damien Barber & Mike Wilson
    Megson

    do show of hands count as a duo or should they really be in the groups catagory? given there are been counted as a a duo then yes think they did deserve to win.

    BEST GROUP:
    The winner was:Lau
    Other nominees were:
    [artistBellowhead
    Mawkin:Causley
    The Unthanks

    Lau won, i've seen them last year - very impressed but think i'd have backed the unthanks to win this one.

    BEST ALBUM:
    The winner was: Hill of Thieves - Cara Dillon
    Other nominees were:
    Here's The Tender Coming - The Unthanks
    Hyperboreans - Jackie Oates
    True Stories - Martin Simpson

    (ok thats 4 albums i need to buy)

    BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
    The winner was: Arrogance Ignorance and Greed - Steve Knightley
    (performed by Show of Hands)

    i'm sure it was only a year or two back that folks were moaning that show of hands were continually overlooked by folk awards - something changed. good song (though not the best on the album in my opinion)
    Other nominees were:
    Home Again - Martin Simpson
    One Day - Martin Simpson/Martin Taylor (performed by Martin Simpson)
    The Testimony of Patience Kershaw - Frank Higgins (performed by The Unthanks)

    BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK:
    The winner was: Sir Patrick Spens - Martin Simpson
    Other nominees were:
    Cutty Wren - Mawkin:Causley
    Spencer the Rover - Cara Dillon
    The Isle of France - Jackie Oates

    certainly can't argue with the judges on this one (very impressed with cara and jackie too, mawkin: Causley i'm yet to be convinced by and i've heard stronger versions of cutty wren)

    HORIZON AWARD:
    The winner was : Sam Carter
    Other nominees were:
    Hannah james and sam sweeney
    Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts
    Nancy Wallace

    personally i'd have voted for Kat and Jamie (great album well worth checking out) but congrats to Sam, i definatly want to hear more by all of these.

    MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR:
    The winner was: John Kirkpatrick
    Other nominees were:
    John McCusker
    Martin Simpson
    Saul Rose

    BEST LIVE ACT:
    The winner was: Bellowhead
    Other nominees were:
    Edward II
    Lau
    The Bad Shepherds

    Lau was the only one of these four i've seen live and that was a great gig, really wanting to see the bad shepherds live.

    FOLK CLUB OF THE YEAR:
    The Magpies Nest

    awards like this usually provoke stong reactions so i'd be very interested to hear anyones reactions to the lists - i'm more interested in who folks think have been overlooked than in general rants .
  • 2009 chart

    Jan 2 2010, 10h31

    1 Duke Special 193

    top of my chart and likely to stay pretty high for a while , though with three new albums on 09 its likley to go quiet from the duke for a while.

    2 Miriam Jones 112

    what a great artist. she was releasing a free song every month! hopefully we will see more from her in 2010

    3 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds110
    number 3 despite no new album this year

    4 Boo Hewerdine103
    i so need to buy boo's new cd

    5 Cornershop95
    they are back. forget the idea of one hit wonders they are on form. another cd on my shppoing list

    6 Show Of Hands93

    great gig, and nice new album (maybe not as good as witness)
    7 Ian Brown83

    good live gig but expect ian to fall down my chart significantly next year
    8 Sinéad O'Connor77

    9 Foy Vance76
    before 09 i'd only heard him doing backing vocals for iain archer - wow what an artist. and his new ep with the ulster orchestra is a must buy
    10 The Waterboys73

    11 Lobelia71
    definaly need to buy some of lo's cds (and look into organising a gig for her - though little baby flapjack might make that a bit hard)

    11 Rachel Taylor-Beales71

    strangely very low profile with very little publicity for her red tree album. album 3 should be due in 2010 and if its half as good as red tree it will be great

    13 Chumbawamba66
    seen live 4 times this year, low listning figs but due a new album in spring

    14 U2 62 thats despite a new cd out in 09. i'm loosing interest

    15 Bob Dylan58

    16 Spearhead56
    note Micheal franti and spearhead get three seperate enteries on this chart. if all his recordings would scrobble the same he'd have been at number two in my chart

    17 Depeche Mode54

    18 Martyn Joseph 51

    19 Steve Knightley 50
    front man from show of hands

    20 New Model Army 48

    20 Emmanuel Jal 48

    22 Steve Earle 47
    seen live this year, really should get his new album but doesn't feel essential (given he is in the studio with t bone burnett this year his 2010 album may well be essential)

    23 Bruce Springsteen 45

    24 David Ford 44

    25 16 Horsepower 34

    26 Deacon Blue 33

    27 Michael Franti & Spearhead 32

    28 Michael Franti 30

    28 The Hall Brothers 30
    seen Nick hall more times than i can count this last year (with duncan think i'm on 5 gigs, on his own or with michelle plum a few more) given the quality of stuff nick is doing live his 2010 album should be essential. (think he is recording with michelle plum so expect plumhall to be pretty high in next years charts

    30 Sway 29
  • drft journal entry my second year on last .fm

    Jun 22 2009, 12h50

    just saving my latest "last twelve months " charts which mark my second full year on last.fm, i'll tidy them up and play around when i get the chance, then i can compare to first year etc so just ignore the journal entry for now

    total artists in my libary at end of year two 1560, total at end of year one was 920 meaning i've listened to 640 new artists in the last year.

    10722 tracks played in the first two years of which 4742 were played in year one. quick maths time... thats 5980 tracks in year two roughly thats a 40% increase on my first year! :-)

    1 Play
    Duke Special

    218
    2 Play
    Miriam Jones

    160
    3 Play
    Michael Franti & Spearhead

    130
    4 Play
    Levellers

    124
    4 Play
    Rachel Taylor-Beales

    124
    6 Play
    Michelle Shocked

    112
    7 Play
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    108
    8 Play
    Martyn Joseph

    102
    9 Play
    Lobelia

    101
    10 Play
    The Waterboys

    87
    10 Play
    Sinéad O'Connor

    87
    12 Play
    Beth Rowley

    77
    13 Play
    Spearhead

    75
    14 Play
    Bruce Springsteen

    69
    15 Play
    Chumbawamba

    63
    16 Play
    Utah Phillips

    60
    17 Play
    Emmanuel Jal

    59
    18 Play
    Bob Dylan

    58
    18 Play
    David Ford

    58
    20 Play
    Foy Vance

    57
    20 Play
    U2

    57
    22 Play
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    54
    23 Play
    Michael Franti

    52
    24 Play
    Steve Earle

    51
    24 Play
    Show of Hands

    51
    26
    Steve Knightley

    50
    27 Play
    New Model Army

    49
    28 Play
    Ian Brown

    42
    28 Play
    The Housemartins

    42
    30 Play
    Iain Archer

    41
    31 Play
    Soulfly

    40
    32 Play
    Deacon Blue

    39
    33 Play
    The Hall Brothers

    36
    33 Play
    David Rovics

    36
    35 Play
    Seth Lakeman

    34
    35 Play
    16 Horsepower

    34
    35 Play
    Lucinda Williams

    34
    38 Play
    Jacob Golden

    32
    39 Play
    Joan Baez

    31
    40 Play
    Brian Houston

    30
    41 Play
    Depeche Mode

    29
    41 Play
    Julie Lee

    29
    43 Play
    Credit to the Nation

    28
    44 Play
    The Handsome Family

    27
    45 Play
    Nine Inch Nails

    26
    45 Play
    Paul Robeson

    26
    47 Play
    Oysterband

    25
    47 Play
    MxPx

    25
    47 Play
    John Parkes

    25
    50 Play
    Green Day

    24


    1 Play
    Duke Special – I Never Thought This Day Would Come

    82
    2 Play
    Beth Rowley – Little Dreamer

    72
    3 Play
    Various Artists – Orphans Of God

    59
    4 Play
    Various Artists – Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man

    57
    5 Play
    Martyn Joseph – Evolved

    56
    6 Play
    Jacob Golden – Revenge Songs

    54
    7 Play
    King Kool – Roken

    52
    8 Play
    Emmanuel Jal – Warchild

    49
    8 Play
    The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury

    49
    10
    Michael Franti & Spearhead – Yell Fire!

    47
    10
    Spearhead – Chocolate Supa Highway

    47
    12 Play
    Utah Phillips – We Have Fed You All a Thousand Years

    43
    13 Play
    Sinéad O'Connor – Theology

    42
    13 Play
    Miriam Jones – Being Here

    42
    15 Play
    Danbert Nobacon And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts – The Library Book Of The World

    41
    16 Play
    U2 – No Line on the Horizon

    39
    17 Play
    Lobelia – 040515

    38
    18 Play
    Foy Vance – Hope

    37
    18
    Michelle Shocked – Arkansas Traveler [Bonus Tracks]

    37
    18 Play
    Duke Special – Last Night I Nearly Died (But I Woke Up Just In Time)

    37
    18 Play
    The Waterboys – Room to Roam

    37
    18 Play
    Spearhead – Home

    37
    23 Play
    John Parkes – Illegal Songs

    36
    23 Play
    Rachel Taylor-Beales – Red Tree

    36
    23
    Lobelia – Morgantown and Montreal

    36
    23 Play
    David Ford – I sincerely apologise to all

    36
    27 Play
    Fat & Frantic – Quirk

    35
    28 Play
    Shudder to Think – Sweet Relief - A Benefit For Victoria Williams

    34
    28 Play
    Fionn Regan – The End of History

    34
    30 Play
    Michael Franti – Songs From the Front Porch

    32
    30 Play
    Chumbawamba – A Singsong and a Scrap

    32
    30
    Frank Black – Christmass

    32
    33 Play
    Rev Hammer – Rev Hammer's Freeborn John: The Story of John Lilburne-The Leader of the Levellers

    31
    33 Play
    New Model Army – Thunder And Consolation

    31
    33 Play
    The Hall Brothers – Time and Tragedy

    31
    33
    Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways

    31
    33 Play
    Lucinda Williams – Essence

    31
    38
    Miriam Jones – Sign & Semblance

    30
    39 Play
    Lobelia – Solitary World

    28
    40 Play
    A Place to Bury Strangers – A Place To Bury Strangers

    27
    41 Play
    Michael Franti & Spearhead – Stay Human

    26
    41 Play
    Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream

    26
    41 Play
    Iain Archer – Flood the Tanks

    26
    41 Play
    Steve Knightley – Track Of Words - Retraced

    26
    41 Play
    Willard Grant Conspiracy – Regard the End

    26
    46
    The Handsome Family – Last Days of Wonder

    25
    46 Play
    David Rovics – Hang a Flag in the Window

    25
    46 Play
    Duke Special – Songs From The Deep Forest

    25
    46
    David Ford – Songs For The Road

    25
    46
    Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue

    25
    51 Play
    Steve Knightley – Cruel River

    24
    51 Play
    Rachel Taylor-Beales – Brilliant Blue

    24
    53 Play
    Various Artists – Everyone Deserves Music

    23
    53 Play
    Deacon Blue – Fellow Hoodlums

    23
    53 Play
    T-Bone Burnett – The True False Identity

    23
    53 Play
    Aqualung – Memory Man

    23
    53
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey

    23
    53 Play
    Piano Magic – Part-Monster

    23
    59 Play
    Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces of a Man

    22
    59 Play
    Various Artists – Folkways: A Vision Shared

    22
    59 Play
    Brian Houston – thirteen days in August

    22
    59
    Neil Young – Living With War

    22
    59 Play
    Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

    22
    59 Play
    Ian Brown – The World Is Yours

    22
    59 Play
    Various Artists – Migrating Bird: The Songs of Lal Waterson

    22
    59
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Abattoir Blues Tour 2004

    22
    59 Play
    Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2

    22
    68
    Buddy Miller – Universal United House of Prayer

    21
    68
    Vigilantes of Love – Slow Dark Train

    21
    70 Play
    Seth Lakeman – Freedom Fields

    20
    70 Play
    16 Horsepower – Live March 2001

    20
    70
    Julie Miller – Broken Things

    20
    70 Play
    Rosie Thomas – These Friends of Mine

    20
    70 Play
    Sinéad O'Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Special Edition)

    20
    70 Play
    Tom Waits – Bone Machine

    20
    70 Play
    Juliet Turner – Burn the Black Suit

    20
    70 Play
    Martyn Joseph – Vegas

    20
    70 Play
    Julie Lee – Stillhouse Road

    20
    70 Play
    Guillemots – Through The Windowpane

    20
    80
    Soulfly – Dark Ages [Bonus Tracks]

    19
    80 Play
    Nick B Hall – Undertow ep

    19
    80 Play
    Gemma Hayes – Night on My Side

    19
    80
    Michael Franti & Spearhead – All Rebel Rockers

    19
    84
    Soulfly – Soulfly

    18
    84 Play
    The Waterboys – The Secret Life Of The Waterboys '81-'85

    18
    84
    Warren Ellis – The Proposition

    18
    84 Play
    Mike Scott – Bring 'em All In

    18
    84 Play
    David Rovics – For the Moment

    18
    84 Play
    Various Artists – Terminal City Ricochet

    18
    84 Play
    Joan Baez – Bowery Songs

    18
    91 Play
    Chris T-T – 9 Red Songs

    17
    91 Play
    The Housemartins – Now That's What I Call Quite Good!

    17
    91
    Eddi Reader – Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns

    17
    91 Play
    Michelle Shocked – Kind Hearted Woman

    17
    91
    Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

    17
    91 Play
    Nine Inch Nails – The Slip

    17
    91
    Michael Franti – Everyone Deserves Music

    17
    91 Play
    Pulp – Different Class

    17
    99 Play
    Bell X1 – 'Music in Mouth'

    16
    99 Play
    The Flaming Lips – Finally, The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid Disc 2

    16
    99 Play
    Phil Beer – Hard Works

    16
    99 Play
    Andy Thornton – Sunflower Girl

    16
    99 Play
    Bruce Springsteen – 18 Tracks

    16
    99 Play
    Depeche Mode – Speak & Spell

    16
    99 Play
    Danny Elfman – Milk

    16
    99 Play
    Foy Vance – Live Sessions & The Birth of the Toilet Tour

    16
    99 Play
    Pierce Pettis – Chase the Buffalo

    16
    99 Play
    The Waterboys – Universal Hall

    16
    99 Play
    Swamp Cranks – The Tapes

    16
    110 Play
    Chumbawamba – Anarchy

    15
    110 Play
    Bruce Springsteen – Devils & Dust

    15
    110 Play
    Michelle Shocked – Mercury Poise: 1988-1995

    15
    110 Play
    Various Artists – Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

    15
    110
    Michelle Shocked – Texas Campfire Takes [Expanded] Disc 2

    15
    110
    Seasick Steve – I Started Out With Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left

    15
    110 Play
    The Waterboys – Karma to Burn

    15
    110 Play
    Sarah McLachlan – Afterglow

    15
    110 Play
    Thomas Wydler – Soul Sheriff

    15
    110 Play
    Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire

    15
    110 Play
    Alison Krauss – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    15
    121
    Woody Guthrie – Dustbowl Ballads [BMG International]

    14
    121
    Chagall Guevara – Chagall Guevara

    14
    121
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    14
    121 Play
    U2 – Achtung Baby

    14
    121 Play
    Danny Cope – Colour me in

    14
    121 Play
    Sam Phillips – Martinis & Bikinis

    14
    121 Play
    Steve Earle – El Corazon

    14
    121
    Sinéad O'Connor – Sean-Nós Nua

    14
    121
    King Kool – yeah yeah liberte

    14
    121
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Kicking Against the Pricks

    14
    131 Play
    Steve Earle – Jerusalem

    13
    131
    Eliza Carthy – Angels & Cigarettes

    13
    131 Play
    Deacon Blue – When the World Knows Your Name

    13
    131 Play
    Chumbawamba – Showbusiness!

    13
    131 Play
    Evanescence – Fallen

    13
    131
    Credit to the Nation – Daddy always wanted me to grow a Pair of Wings

    13
    131 Play
    David Ford – I Don't Care What You Call Me

    13
    131 Play
    Fat & Frantic – Fat & Frantic Aggressive Sunbathing

    13
    131 Play
    Primal Scream – Star

    13
    131 Play
    Various Artists – Music From the Motion Picture The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert…

    13
    131 Play
    New Model Army – No Rest for the Wicked

    13
    131 Play
    Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke

    13
    131 Play
    Thea Gilmore – Harpo's Ghost

    13
    131
    R.E.M. – Green

    13
    131
    The Waterboys – Is She Conscious

    13
    131
    Tyler Bates – Watchmen - Original Motion Picture Score

    13
    147 Play
    Lambchop – What Another Man Spills

    12
    147 Play
    PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her

    12
    147 Play
    The Housemartins – London 0 Hull 4

    12
    147
    Skindred – Roots Rock Riot

    12
    147 Play
    Chumbawamba – The Boy Bands Have Won

    12
    147 Play
    Paul Robeson – Legends Of The 20Th Century

    12
    147
    T Bone Burnett – The True False Identity

    12
    147
    St. Vincent – Actor

    12
    147
    Martyn Joseph – Celtic Connections 2007

    12
    147 Play
    Andy Yorke – Simple

    12
    147
    Hello Saferide – More Modern Short Stories From Hello Saferide

    12
    147 Play
    William S. Burroughs – Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales

    12
    147 Play
    Oysterband – The Big Session (Volume 1)

    12
    147
    Michelle Shocked – Texas Campfire Takes [Expanded] Disc 1

    12
    147 Play
    Dick Gaughan – Handful of Earth

    12
    147 Play
    Robert Plant – Raising Sand

    12
    147 Play
    Cherine Anderson – Kingston state of mind (Single)

    12
    147 Play
    Sam Phillips – Fan Dance

    12
    147
    mewithoutYou – Brother, Sister

    12
    147
    Edwina Hayes – Out on My Own

    12
    147 Play
    U2 – Pop

    12
    168 Play
    Ned Evett – Circus Liquor

    11
    168 Play
    Fightstar – Grand Unification

    11
    168 Play
    Show of Hands – Witness

    11
    168 Play
    Ian Brown – Solarized

    11
    168 Play
    Adam Cohen – Melancolista

    11
    168 Play
    Mark Heard – Mosaics

    11
    168
    Linda Thompson – In Concert, November 1975

    11
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    Various Artists – Folk Awards 2006

    11
    168 Play
    David Ford – Go To Hell

    11
    168 Play
    Steve Earle – Guitar Town

    11
    168 Play
    Bat for Lashes – Fur and Gold

    11
    168
    Michelle Shocked – Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    11
    168 Play
    Iona – Iona

    11
    168
    Pete Seeger – Sowing The Seeds - The 10th Anniversary

    11
    168 Play
    New Model Army – The Ghost of Cain

    11
    168
    Skindred – Babylon

    11
    168
    David Rovics – Behind the Baricade: The Best of David Rovics

    11
    168 Play
    Utah Phillips – The Telling Takes Me Home

    11
    168 Play
    Bat for Lashes – Two Suns

    11
    187
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Boatman's Call

    10
    187 Play
    16 Horsepower – Hoarse

    10
    187 Play
    Bruce Cockburn – Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu

    10
    187
    New Model Army – Fuck Texas, Sing For Us

    10
    187 Play
    Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine

    10
    187 Play
    Steve Earle – We Ain't Ever Satisfied

    10
    187 Play
    Steve Earle – Washington Square Serenade

    10
    187
    Sufjan Stevens – Illinois

    10
    187 Play
    Credit to the Nation – Take Dis

    10
    187 Play
    Sam Phillips – A Boot and a Shoe

    10
    187
    Bob Dylan – Together Through Life

    10
    187 Play
    Joan Baez – Greatest Hits

    10
    187
    Petra Jean Phillipson – Notes On Love

    10
    187
    Sarah Masen – Carry Us Through

    10
    187 Play
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Good Son

    10
    187
    Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Volume 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack

    10
    187 Play
    The Hooters – Nervous Night

    10
    187 Play
    Jeff Buckley – Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk

    10
    187
    Neil Young – Greatest Hits

    10
    187 Play
    Chumbawamba – Singsong and a Scrap

    10
    187 Play
    Kashee Opeiah – panic in solitude

    10
    187 Play
    Chumbawamba – WYSIWYG

    10
    187 Play
    Various Artists – Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    10
    187 Play
    Allison Moorer – Getting Somewhere

    10
    211
    Faultline – undefined

    9
    211 Play
    Credit to the Nation – Teenage Sensation

    9
    211 Play
    Eric Andersen – Blue River

    9
    211
    Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine

    9
    211 Play
    Seth Lakeman – Poor Man's Heaven

    9
    211 Play
    Spiers & Boden – Songs

    9
    211
    Martyn Joseph – Five Sisters

    9
    211 Play
    Iron & Wine – 9/20/02

    9
    211 Play
    Various Artists – Pulp Fiction

    9
    211 Play
    Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward

    9
    211
    Duke Special – undefined

    9
    211 Play
    Allison Moorer – Miss Fortune

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    211 Play
    Martha Wainwright – Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole

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    211
    Adam & The Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier

    9
    211 Play
    Indigo Girls – Rarities

    9
    211
    Levellers – The Julie EP

    9
    211
    Tribe of Dan – The Bootus Red

    9
    211
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Henry's Dream

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    211 Play
    The Electrics – Old, New, Borrowed & Green/Living It Up When I Die

    9
    211
    PJ Harvey – Dry

    9
    211 Play
    New Model Army – Small Town England

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    211
    Duke Special – Portrait

    9
    211
    Ace – Still Hungry

    9
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    The Housemartins – Raise The Flag

    8
    234 Play
    Finchley – No Clouds

    8
    234 Play
    Gemma Hayes – The Roads Don't Love You

    8
    234 Play
    Thom Yorke – The Eraser

    8
    234
    The Apples – Buzzin' About

    8
    234
    Chechelele – Ry Lanitra

    8
    234 Play
    William S. Burroughs – Dead City Radio

    8
    234 Play
    Abram Wilson – Jazz Warrior

    8
    234 Play
    The The – London Town 1983-1993

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    234 Play
    Frank Turner – Sleep Is For The Week

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    234 Play
    Ric Hordinski – When I Consider How My Light Is Spent

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    Kinzli – Going just to be going

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    Suzanne Vega – Beauty & Crime

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    234 Play
    Rev Hammer and The Levellers – Too Drunk In public

    8
    234 Play
    Bruce Cockburn – Waiting for a Miracle

    8
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    Julie Lee – Will There Really Be A Morning

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    234 Play
    Radiohead – In Rainbows

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    234 Play
    The The – Dusk

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    234 Play
    The Housemartins – B-Sides

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    Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band – Live In Dublin

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    Various Artists – Tunes from the Lowlands, Highlands & Islands

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    The Imagined Village – The Imagined Village [Alternate Tracklisting]

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    McDermott's 2 Hours vs. Levellers – World Turned Upside Down

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    Various Artists – Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur

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    Judy Collins – 24 Classic Songs

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    Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...

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    The Beautiful South – Golddiggas Headnodders & Pholk Songs

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    Howe Gelb – 'Sno Angel Like You

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    Nic Jones – Penguin Eggs

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    Eliza Carthy – Rice

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    Bonnie Bramlett – Roots, Blues & Jazz

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    Duke Special – Sweet Sweet Kisses

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    Soulfly – Primitive [Bonus Tracks]

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    Over the Rhine – Discount Fireworks

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    Multi Interprètes – Hitting The Ground

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    Credit to the Nation – Call It What You Want

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    Levellers – One Way Of Life

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    Judy Collins – The Judy Collins Concert

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    Various Artists – Chillout 2003: The Ultimate Chillout

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    Tom Robinson – Having It Both Ways

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    Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – You Fat Bastard: The Anthology

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    Waking the Witch – Boys from the Abattoir

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    Pop Will Eat Itself – Dos Dedos Mis Amigos

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    Over the Rhine – The Trumpet Child

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

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    Rev Hammer – The Bishop Of Buffalo

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    Inspiral Carpets – Cool As

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    Deacon Blue – Ooh Las Vegas: B-sides, Film Tracks & Sessions

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    Portishead – Dummy

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    Frank Sidebottom – Bollocks To Christmas

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    Julian Cope – The Collection

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    Cathy Burton – Silvertown

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    Steve Lawson – Lessons Learned From An Aged Feline, Pt II

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    Dan Donovan – Dust Shaker

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    Guards Of Metropolis – Alligator

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    Various Artists – Trojan Christmas Box Set

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    The Wonder Stuff – Never Loved Elvis

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    Various Artists – Preserve Volume One

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    Show of Hands – Country Life

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    Lies Damned Lies – Lonely Together

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    Low – Christmas

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    Jake Thackray – The Very Best Of Jake Thackray

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    MxPx – Secret Weapon

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    Indigo Girls – Come On Now Social

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    Sam Phillips – The Indescribable Wow

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    Show of Hands – Show of Hands

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    Various Artists – Playlist: Alternative

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    Paul Robeson – Songs for Free Men

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    John Cale – HoboSapiens

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    The Pine Valley Cosmonauts – The Executioner's Last Songs * Vol 1

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    Garbage – Garbage

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    Michael Franti – 1 Giant Leap

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live From London

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    Nevio – Nevio

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    Tom Robinson – Love Over Rage

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    Andy Yorke – Rise and Fall

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    Luka Bloom – Riverside

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    Calexico – I'm Not There

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    The Hall Brothers – Songs From The Shore

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    Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – Worry Bomb

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    Various Artists – BBC Jazz Awards 2007

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    Various Artists – Reggae Redemption Songs

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    Terrorvision – This Is... 1999

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    Larry Norman – Only Visiting This Planet

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    Seth Lakeman – Kitty Jay

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    Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet

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    Odetta – At the Gate of Horn

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    Supergrass – Supergrass Is 10: Best of 94-04

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    Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Gospel of the Blues

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    Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

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    Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

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    16 Horsepower – Low Estate

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    Steve Lawson & Jez Carr – Conversations

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    Tonio K. – Romeo Unchained

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In

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    Steve Earle – Copperhead Road

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    U2 – Beautiful Day

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    Beth Rowley – EP

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    Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues

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    Faultline – Your Love Means Everything

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    The Waterboys – A Pagan Place

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    65 dBA – The Great Awakening

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    Will Tang – Love Bites (Single)

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    David Ford – State of the Union

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    Oysterband – The Shouting End of Life

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    Radiohead – Towering Above the Rest (disc 2)

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    mr g and rich – A Little Advice On Life And How Not To Live It

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    Neil Young – Living With War: In The Beginning

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    Aqualung – Aqualung

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    Probot – Probot

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    Lobelia – In

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    Joey Ryan – ...with its roots above and its branches below

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    Bruce Springsteen – Another Side of Bruce Springsteen

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – B-Sides And Rarities (CD1)

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    The Amazing Pilots – Hello My Captor

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    Faithless – Sunday 8pm

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    Phil Beer Band – Mandorock Live 2000

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    The Mekons – Rock 'n' Roll

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    The Beautiful South – Miaow

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    Show of Hands – Cold Frontier

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    Pop Will Eat Itself – The Best Of

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    Miles Hunt – Life's Great!

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    U. Utah Phillips – Loafer's Glory

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    June Tabor – Beat The Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson

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    Michael Franti & Spearhead – Obama Song

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    David Rovics – Make It So

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    Amy Ray – undefined

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Best Of

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    The Housemartins – Live At The Bbc

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    Oysterband – Little Rock To Leipzig

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    Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

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    Tankus The Henge – Tankus the Henge

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    Mark Heard – Dry Bones Dance

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    The Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

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    Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

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    The Violet Burning – The Violet Burning

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    Eels – Electro-Shock Blues

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    Michael Weston King – Love's a Cover

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    Levellers – Just the One

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    Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

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    New Model Army – Vengeance: The Independent Story

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    José González – In Our Nature

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    Vigilantes of Love – Driving the Nails

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    Saul Williams – Not In My Name

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    Sarah Masen – Sarah Masen

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    Damien Rice – O

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    Emiliana Torrini – Love In The Time Of Science

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    Steve Lawson – Lessons Learned From an Aged Feline, Part 1

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    Brian Houston – Days Of Pearly Spencer

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – B-Sides & Rarities (disc 1)

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    Jonny Greenwood – Bodysong

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    Iain Archer – To The Pine Roots

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    Fundamental – With Intent To Pervert The Cause Of Justice

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part

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    John Parkes – Faithlessnessless

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    Final Fantasy – He Poos Clouds

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    Show of Hands – Roots - The Best of Show of Hands (Digital-Only Bonus Version)

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    Bruce Springsteen – Body Of War: Songs That Inspired An Iraq War Veteran

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    Phil Ochs – Pleasures of the Harbor

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    Daniel Lanois – For the Beauty of Wynona

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    Gemma Hayes – Work To A Calm

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    David Rovics – Halliburton Boardroom Massacre

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    Cat Stevens – Teaser and the Firecat

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    The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello acoustic) – One Man Revolution

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    Portishead – Mysterious Heads

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    Kristin Hersh – The Holy Single

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    Duke Special – My Villain Heart

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Le Peuple Migrateur

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    Bruce Springsteen – Magic

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    Allison Moorer – Show

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    John Cale – Fragments of a Rainy Season

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    Uncle Tupelo – No Depression

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    Steve Taylor – The Best We Could Find

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    Victoria Williams – Musings of a Creek Dipper

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    Ani DiFranco – So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter

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    The Copper Family – Come Write Me Down - Early Recordings of The Copper Family of Rottingdean

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    Johnny Cash – Christmas With Johnny Cash

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    Deacon Blue – Walking Back Home

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    Various Artists – By The Hand Of The Father: Songs & Stories From The Original Theaterwork

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    Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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    Giant Sand – Is All Over ... the Map

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    Duke Special – I Never Thought This Day Would Come

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    Beth Rowley – Little Dreamer

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    Martyn Joseph – Evolved

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    Emmanuel Jal – Warchild

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    Spearhead – Chocolate Supa Highway

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    Michael Franti & Spearhead – Yell Fire!

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    Utah Phillips – We Have Fed You All a Thousand Years

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    Sinéad O'Connor – Theology

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    Miriam Jones – Being Here

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    U2 – No Line on the Horizon

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    Foy Vance – Hope

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    The Waterboys – Room to Roam

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    Michelle Shocked – Arkansas Traveler [Bonus Tracks]

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    Lobelia – Morgantown and Montreal

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    Rachel Taylor-Beales – Red Tree

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    Jacob Golden – Revenge Songs

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    The Hall Brothers – Time and Tragedy

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    Miriam Jones – Sign & Semblance

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    Lobelia – 040515

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    Spearhead – Home

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    Lobelia – Solitary World

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    Steve Knightley – Track Of Words - Retraced

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    Bruce Springsteen – Working on a Dream

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    Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue

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    The Handsome Family – Last Days of Wonder

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    Steve Knightley – Cruel River

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    David Ford – Songs For The Road

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    The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey

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    Ian Brown – The World Is Yours

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    Brian Houston – thirteen days in August

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    Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Abattoir Blues Tour 2004

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    Various Artists – Everyone Deserves Music

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    Michael Franti – Songs From the Front Porch

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    Frank Black – Christmass

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    Vigilantes of Love – Slow Dark Train

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    John Parkes – Illegal Songs

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    16 Horsepower – Live March 2001

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    Lucinda Williams – Essence

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    New Model Army – Thunder And Consolation

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    Sinéad O'Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (Special Edition)

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    Nick B Hall – Undertow ep

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    Michael Franti & Spearhead – All Rebel Rockers

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    Soulfly – Dark Ages [Bonus Tracks]

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    The Waterboys – The Secret Life Of The Waterboys '81-'85

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    Warren Ellis – The Proposition

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    Rachel Taylor-Beales – Brilliant Blue

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    Chumbawamba – A Singsong and a Scrap

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    Nine Inch Nails – The Slip

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    Michael Franti – Everyone Deserves Music

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    Eddi Reader – Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns

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    Bruce Springsteen – 18 Tracks

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    Danny Elfman – Milk

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    Joan Baez – Bowery Songs

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    Foy Vance – Live Sessions & The Birth of the Toilet Tour

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    Depeche Mode – Speak & Spell

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    Mike Scott – Bring 'em All In

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    Phil Beer – Hard Works

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    Thomas Wydler – Soul Sheriff

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    Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2

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    Michelle Shocked – Texas Campfire Takes [Expanded] Disc 2

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    Martyn Joseph – Vegas

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    Seasick Steve – I Started Out With Nothin and I Still Got Most of It Left

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    David Rovics – Hang a Flag in the Window

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    A Place to Bury Strangers – A Place To Bury Strangers

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    Danny Cope – Colour me in

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    King Kool – yeah yeah liberte

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    Seth Lakeman – Freedom Fields

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Kicking Against the Pricks

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    Sinéad O'Connor – Sean-Nós Nua

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    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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    Woody Guthrie – Dustbowl Ballads [BMG International]

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    Iain Archer – Flood the Tanks

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    R.E.M. – Green

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    Tyler Bates – Watchmen - Original Motion Picture Score

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    Juliet Turner – Burn the Black Suit

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    Danbert Nobacon And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts – The Library Book Of The World

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    Eliza Carthy – Angels & Cigarettes

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    Deacon Blue – Fellow Hoodlums

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    Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces of a Man

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    Deacon Blue – When the World Knows Your Name

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    Michelle Shocked – Kind Hearted Woman

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    Julie Lee – Stillhouse Road

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    Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke

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    Hello Saferide – More Modern Short Stories From Hello Saferide

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    Michelle Shocked – Texas Campfire Takes [Expanded] Disc 1

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    Shudder to Think – Sweet Relief - A Benefit For Victoria Williams

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    Soulfly – Soulfly

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    Paul Robeson – Legends Of The 20Th Century

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    Cherine Anderson – Kingston state of mind (Single)

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    T Bone Burnett – The True False Identity

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    Lambchop – What Another Man Spills

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    Andy Yorke – Simple

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    mewithoutYou – Brother, Sister

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    Credit to the Nation – Daddy always wanted me to grow a Pair of Wings

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    Robert Plant – Raising Sand

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    St. Vincent – Actor

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    Martyn Joseph – Celtic Connections 2007

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    Chumbawamba – The Boy Bands Have Won
  • greenbelt festival 2008/ my last three months listening

    Ago 27 2008, 10h16

    Fri 22 Aug – Greenbelt Festival 2008

    having listened to many of the bands playing this years greenbelt fest the plan is to post my last three month chart here (given when i was away this actually covers the full 11 weeks from me returning from the greenbelt iona retreat to my arrival at the festival) then slowly edit it with comments about the bands that did play the fest. prob a big job so count this journal entry as a work in progress.



    1 Levellers 119(no link to greenbelt, well Seth lakeman's brother Sean produced their new album and i can find half a dozen other tenuous links)

    2 Michael Franti & Spearhead 82
    headlined friday night, wow. maybe not as impressive as when he played two years back and so far i do think i prefer Yell fire to his new album.

    2 Duke Special 82
    ok joint second for the duke, not at the festival this year but has been most years (once we get out of my top ten i'll delete the bands who weren't on the gb08 line up)
    4 Rachel Taylor-Beales 77
    Ok despite her new album being fantastic and her getting a great response to her greenbelt 07 set somehow Rachel wasn't booked this year. a terrible oversight and injustice in my opinion.

    5 Beth Rowley 38
    Beth played what i heard was a blinding set on mainstage sunday afternoon (and given the size of the crowds for much of sunday's bill think a good case could have been made for giving beth a headlining slot) personally and despite Beth coming in my top five artists for the last 3 months i missed her set. (thats greenbelt for you) i would have been up in centaur for the larry norman tribute, did catch Beth in last orders doing two songs which were great.

    6 Seth Lakeman 34
    someone else i missed at greenbelt this year , went to see Franti's film and was a bit tiredafter so didn't even stop around for the last half hour of Lakeman's set. still hoping i might catch him up her in leeds.

    7 Miriam Jones 29
    made it into the performance cafe and saw her set. fantastic, two more tracks in last orders that night (and i believe she's been in the night before as well after i'd gone to bed) including "i am one" which i'd been disapointed had been missed from the performance cafe set. bought her first cd and now wishing i'd bought the second one two. new ep coming soon apparently.
    8 Brian Houston 26
    kept intending to catch this man, did manage to pick up an old live cd of his cheap.
    performance cafe was just too full, it needs maybe 6 to 10 less table and a 100 or so more chairs. even then acts the size of Brian could really really do with a bigger venue.
    9 MxPx 24
    not sure why i listened to so many mxpx tracks, certainly had no intention of seeing them at greenbelt. to be honest it seemed whenever i was listening to the greenbelt event radio on last it would play an mxpx track every time i nipped out of the room.
    10 Show Of Hands23
    not played greenbelt for too many years. someone must get them back.
    10 Utah Phillips23
    sadly Utah passed away this year but something of this man's spirit does live on in patches of greenbelt, real shame greenbelt never booked him.

    ok from now on bands with no gb 08 link are deleted (well except a few who i think really should have been booked)

    12 Michael Franti 21
    he keeps cropping up on this list.
    14 Iain Archer20
    greenbelt set advertised as and friends, should really have been "and usual musicians he turns up with plus a few family members he wanted to blag free tickets for" still fantastic set. nice little seminar thing with stockie on the friday too despite me choosing to sit at a point where we could only hear half of it.

    17 Andy Yorke 16
    great little set in the performance cafe, man deserves a bigger audience, glad i bought his CD before the fest as not available on site , ICC don't stock stuff on major labels (too low a profit margin it seems) for big name artists this is no big loss for folks like Andy it is doing a great disservice to both him and greenbelt punters.

    20 Frank Black 15
    Ok never was any real chance of greenbelt booking frank but he does a) have Charlie norman (larry's bro) as part of his band and b) do a mean cover of six sixty six


    23 Martyn Joseph13
    nice little set from Martyn. not given half as much time in the program as he should have been (any idiot could tell it was going to overrun and there was enough time after that the comedians on after could have been booked for slots an hour later, as it was with overruns and time to empty venues etc they ended up on at later times anyway Delsio chiponda ended up with a much smaller adience then he had last year as a result of this. sorry supposed to be writting about music not comedy and errors by whoever compiled the program. MJ's anyway great just seen him twice since the last greenbelt so nothing too unexpected.
    24 Will Tang 12
    Ok thats 12 listens before the fest which sounded great sadly live he didn't really do much for me. all nice but nothing more than that. maybe just the mood i was in.
    24 Abram Wilson 12

    performed as part of Roll Jordan Roll, actaully quite liked some of his solo stuff, cant really say same for roll jordan roll. quality wise you couldn't fault it but really not my thing and judging by the size of the crowd most greenbelters were thinking the same way as me. great to have on greenbelt mainstage but really didn't justify a headline slot.

    28 Michael Franti & Spearhead 11
    third appearance on the list this time due an extra space in the band name (last.fm software can be very picky at times)
    28 Danny Cope 11
    good little set from Danny, impressed. given he is local am hoping might grab a chance to catch him again sometime soon.
    32 Emmanuel Jal 10
    great to have Jal back at greenbelt, smaller crowd than he deserved (at least for the first half of his set, fortunatly that meant most folks missing the big sound problems)) due in part to so many greenbelters ariving late on the friday and also due to the weird way the firday mainstage line up was put together (fans of either [dweeb] or starfield were unlikly to be staying around for Jal.


    32 1 Giant Leap 10
    not at this years fest but Jamie Catto was and i intentended to both catch his accoustic set and to see the 1 giant leap film, event i was in overran so missed jamie and after two bad experiences of the film venue wasn't going to risk a third (the room didnt work, the venue manager needed tech support etc)
    32 Maggi Dawn 10
    not at this years fest but did write a nice bit in the program
    32 Cathy Burton 10
    didn't catch cathy and not sure why.
    32 Juliet Turner 10
    couldn't get into the tent but watched from outside sounded great, new cd sold out before i got chance to part with my cash though.
    32 Gareth Davies-Jones 10
    intended to catch him in the end didn't work out that way. same him do one track with others in the Norman tribute.
    32 Kashee Opeiah10
    dont think i was realy intending to catch Kashee but they do sound good.
    39 Julie Lee9
    kept seeing Julie everywhere great woman, got her new ish cd and new ep.


    39 Fightstar9
    saw a couple of tracks from fightstar seemed OK, nothing too special. wasn't really in a hard music mood at greenbelt this year though.

    41Kinzli 8
    41 Elliot Jack 8
    41 Finchley 8
    three good bands just happens to be three good bands i failed to catch.

    41 Anathallo 8
    pulled out of greenbelt pretty early on.

    46 The Austin Francis Connection 7
    wasn't really aiming to catch them at greenbelt though they do sound like a real fun band
    46 My Spoon 7
    46 Virgin Passages 7

    two more acts i intended to catch, Virgin passages were circled on my program but it never happened.
    46 Sinéad O'Connor 7
    Ok not booked for greenbelt this year but did hear rumors folks were trying.
    46 Linchpin 7
    actually suprisingly good band from what i've heard. would be interested to see live just didn't happen at greenbelt this year.
    time of their mainstage slot was changed - shame greenbelt didn't use the text message service to get this info out. still wouldnt have made the gig though was too busy defending my chair in the performance cafe.
    46 Faithless 7
    ok obviously not at greenbelt this year but founder member jamie catto was and i was upset i missed him (believe his accoustic set included a couple of old faithless numbers)
    46 Giant Sand 7
    good set on mainstage from the Giant Sand stuff i've heard had capacity to be a really great set which it fell a bit short of.

    54 The Matthew Herbert Big Band 6
    all the write ups on this band seem to focus on the experimental nature of the work and the electronica influences, from these 6 tracks all i heard was very competent jazz of no interest to me so avoided. listening on last.fm to Herbert's stuff on his own without the big band i prefered that.



    54 Howe Gelb 6
    played as Howe Gelb and giant Sand(see above) did bring on as a special guest one Mr John Parish (one of only two folks at greenbelt this year to have made it onto the rather select playlist on my mobile)

    54 miriamjones 6
    whoever uploaded miriam's stuff onto last.fm made an error with the first album missed a space hence this entery.

    54 The Brute Chorus 6
    quite a nice band really just not nice enoughto compete against whatever else was on at that time slot.
    54 Daby Touré 6
    quite fancied seeing Daby this year , another missed oppertunity.
    54 Julie McKee 6
    definatly wanted to see Julie at greenbelt this year, shame it didnt happen.

    63 The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

    early 90's band and what got me into the work of Michael Franti in the first place.5


    63 Starfield 5

    canada's answer to delirious? personally i was board of the Uk version so definatly in no need of a canadian one. still a good set on mainstage to a reasonable crowd or so i heard.

    63 Spearhead 5
    first two albums under this name before change of label resulted in name change to Michael Franti and...
    63 Baluji Shrivastav 5
    playing probably the smallest venue on site at a peak times when up against some of the biggest names on the bill. still stuff i heard on last is worth recomending.
    63 Tankus the Henge 5
    can't say they do a lot for me.
    63 Larry Norman 5
    saw the tribute to Larry . there is a limit to how much you can do in an hour but what was done was impressive. (thought centuar would have been at capacity which it wasn't respectable crowd all the same)
    63 José González 5
    saw one song by him i think , not in the mood really though clearly two thirds of folks on site were.
    63 Paul Robeson 5
    long departed so obviously not at greenbelt left on this list as Martyn Joseph does a track in tribute to him. which he did in centaur this year
    63 Guards Of Metropolis 5
    not at greenbelt, but really really should have been . band features charlie norman.


    73 Voice Of The Mysterons 4
    nice bit of heavy music in the underground, not the mood i was in this year. maybe next time.
    73 Chip Bailey 4
    has played greenbelt as part of so many bands somone really needs to give him a solo gig, though that wasn't likely this year (his cd features guests like duke special and aqualung both were at greenbelt 07)

    73 Michelle Shocked 4
    ok she was in england at the right time plays beautiful music and is outspoken about her faith and social justice - why oh why oh why didnt greenbelt book her?

    82 Ed Sheeran 3
    young lad never actually named on the gb web site still i managed to hear three tracks of his before the fest. definaly want to hear more
    82 This Morning Call 3
    from what i've heard prob the best band in the underground this year. still manged to miss them sadly

    82 Unbelievable Truth 3
    andy Yorke's old band , never as successful as his brothers band , friends will prob lynch me for this but Andy may well be more talented than his bro Thom

    82 Foreign Slippers 3
    not available on last so i actually paid good cash to download these mp3's , truely beautiful. did a couple of songs with Iain archer which also sounded great. still didn't manage to make her set though.

    82 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 3
    rumured to be interested in playing greenbelt and listening to these three tracks can see why would make a great fest headliner for next year.

    99 Lobelia 2
    not on the official line up but played two tracks in last orders on monday with her hubby and also part of Miriam Jones's band. seeing Lobelia in last orders was certainly in my top ten festival moment of the year so why dint she have her own set?


    99 yfriday 2
    seems like they pulled out at the last min (ie at some point over the actual weekend) slot on the bill replaced by quench , all much the same to me really.


    99 Death Is Not Welcome Here 2
    actually quite liked these tracks , another band playing as part of the metal session in the underground. would have been intersting to catch them.

    99 Helen J Hicks 2
    really wasn't too impressed by these tracks , did though catch her doing one song at greenbelt which rather changed my mind. She did a track in the Larry norman tribute that was real beautiful.

    99 Shlomo 2
    saw a couple of this guys tracks from mainstage. now he had attracted a decent crowd who seemed to love him so who am i to criticise. crowd response certainly justified the slot he had just whatever he was doing was lost on me.



    141 Cherine Anderson 1
    given her guest stuff on franti's new cd was kind of hoping he might bring Cherine with him. oh well maybe next time.


    141 The Vigilantes of Love 1
    not at this years greenbelt but i did pick up an old album of theirs going cheap.


    141 Ben Castle 1
    was Ben at greenbelt this year anyone? he's dating Beth Rowley so its quite probable.


    141 Michael Franti; Spearhead 1
    yet another of franti's tracks somehow getting yet another tag.


    141 Keith Ayling 1
    former kato and K front man used to like his old stuff in the mid 90's.


    141 Steve Lawson 1
    steve in the end did end up with a greenbelt gig (as lawson, dodds, woods) still managed to miss that one. saw him in a number of other places though.


    141Steve Lawson & Jez Carr 1
    well they were both at greenbelt. a full set from this pair would have been pretty easy for greenbelt to arrange. no luck sadly.

    other folks i saw at greenbelt not on this list Karen Grace . ok only saw her gig so as to not lose mt seat in the performance cafe, hadn't even heard of her. maybe a bit floaty for my taste but definatly want to hear more.
    Calvin's Dream (just the one track) not seen or heard of these guys in well over a decade so that was a nice surprise.
  • marking 1 full year on last.fm for me

    Jun 12 2008, 11h28

    having now been on last.fm for exactly one year thought it might be time to have a look at what i've been listening to.
    total tracks listened to 4742. not bad . (and checking on the beta version of this site that is 4742 tracks by a total of 920 artists , i'll be interested in how much that figure alters over the next year
    )

    first thing that hits me is how little i've listened to any one artist this year. artists that have come out with new cds this year i loved are still getting only a few dozen listens.

    expected problem in the top artist list Danbert nobacon manages to appear twice due to mis tagging! think i've corrected that now.
    Michael Franti and spearhead would have been higher in the chart without mis tagging too.
    just one artist here appears on my top 30 thanks to last.fm David Ford listened to thanks to geizzil's radio station , was then informed thanks to last.fm of
    his gig in my area. - nice one last.fm!
    Also interesting that Fionn Regan makes my top 30 given i might have seen him live this year but dont actually own anything by him yet.

    1 Duke Special 166
    2 Chumbawamba101
    3 King Kool 90
    4 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 88
    5 David Ford 85
    6 Radiohead 77
    7 Levellers 67
    8 The Waterboys 66
    9 sir silence and the hush 59
    10Martyn Joseph 56
    11Skindred 54
    12 U2 53
    12 Rev Hammer 53
    14 Chip Bailey 48
    14 Michael Franti & Spearhead 48
    16 Bruce Springsteen 46
    17 New Model Army 40
    18 Deacon Blue 39
    19 Bruce Cockburn 38
    19 David Rovics 38
    19 Danbert Nobacon 38
    22 Fat & Frantic 35
    23 Steve Earle 34
    23 Tom Robinson 34
    25 Ben Hales 33
    25 Aqualung{/artist} 33
    25
    Fionn Regan 33
    28 Iain Archer 32
    28 Danbert Nobacon And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts 32
    30 Neil Young31

    ok lets look at my top album list
    first think i note is my second album also appears down at no.28 on the list as the title is listed with and without the ":" thats not my error i dont even own the album so can't be blamed for the tagging.
    also intersting to note that 9 of my top 20 albums are ones i dont own. though given how much ive been listening to that cohen tribute album think id better go out and get a copy.

    album 4 is actually a single scoring so high due to me downloading b sides from various formats. (odd it was listened to more than the original album)
    hmmm intersting list . all very male (apart from track from various artist albums) and very white (except for two entries from Michael Franti) really thought my tastes were more diverse than this. ok looking down the next 20 on my list are a bit more diverse.
    1 Various Artists – Orphans Of God 52
    2 Various Artists – Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man 51
    3 King Kool – Roken 48
    4Duke Special – Last Night I Nearly Died (But I Woke Up Just In Time) 34
    5 Fionn Regan – The End of History 32
    6 Danbert Nobacon And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts – The Library Book Of The World 29
    6 Rev Hammer – Rev Hammer's Freeborn John: The Story of John Lilburne-The… 29
    8 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury 28
    9 Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways
    27
    9 Fat & Frantic – Quirk 27
    11 David Ford – I sincerely apologise to all 25
    12 Michael Franti & Spearhead – Stay Human 22
    12 T-Bone Burnett – The True False Identity 22
    12 Shudder to Think – Sweet Relief - A Benefit For Victoria Williams 22
    12 Jacob Golden – Revenge Songs 22
    12 Willard Grant Conspiracy – Regard the End 22
    17 Various Artists – Folkways: A Vision Shared 21
    17 Various Artists – Migrating Bird: The Songs of Lal Waterson 21
    19 Guillemots – Through The Windowpane 20
    19Duke Special – Songs From The Deep Forest 20
    19 Neil Young – Living With War 20

    looking at those figs think its fair to conclude i've not really listened to albums this past year. Guess i've either used last.fm as a radio station or as a was to explore and listen to new music so i'm predicting the top artist chart next year will be similar but the album chart completely changed.