welcome to the noisy sleazy country indie timmy dodgers special, fresh outta myspace sneetches! gotta a lot of bits and pieces tonight and a fresh swag of australian tunes from my trip so let's kick it...
1. The Drones, Jezebel (Gala Mill)
One of the most monumental albums I've heard since forever, a true classick and one to take to the grave... most recommended.
The Drones Official Site
2. Shellac, Squirrel Song (1000 Hurts)
3. The Jesus Lizard, Mouth Breather (Goat)
Touch & Go, freshly 25 and a reminder that music can still be intelligent and dangerous...
4. Blood Brothers, You're The Dream Unicorn! (Young Machetes)
5. New York Dolls, Looking For A Kiss (S/T)
6. Tim Rogers & Tex Perkins (T'N'T) - Eveybody Hates You Whe You're Popular [My Better Half]
Two Aussie legends and hard living roustabouts combine humour and rootsy honky skronk to great effect... a sleeper hit for alt country fans
You Am I (Tim Rogers) Official Site
TNT Official Site
7. The Gin Club, Wylde Bitch (Virginibus Puerisque)
Brisbane's finest local rootsy collective bring drunken singalongs, shanties, jigs, and quiet melancholy. Truly brilliant and should be bigger than that new artwork on HIgh St. Check out their website you fools!
The Gin Club Official Site
8. Richard Buckner, Town (Meadow)
A stalwart of the alt country revival, the singular, stunning , Richard Buckner has moved from personal desperation to impressionistic vignettes over the years but his power and range has only increased. Beautiful, compelling, brilliant.
9. Sparklehorse, Ghost In The Sky [Slept For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain]
A welcome return from Mr. Linkous et al... more of the same but what a fantastic same...
10. Pajo,We Get Along, Mostly 
Ex-Slint and (ugh) Zwan member gets his groove on a collection og folkish ramblings with the odd electrified scorcher... like this one...
11. Bob Dylan, Someday Baby [Modern Times]
It stuns me how Dylan can reach within himself and lift his weight of history to release three of the best albums he's ever made (which is saying something) in a row. Modern Times with one possible exception (Working Class Blues) is a pure joy.
12. My Morning Jacket, One Big Holiday [Okonos - Live]
Well recorded and great, tight performances make this album a must...
13. Jarvis Cocker, Black Magic [Jarvis]
The other stand out track and the one that's not hidden or expletive laden from Mr. Pulp's debut album... post-Morrissey misery and cynical wiscracks from Britain's most overlooked singerand songwriter
14. Sleepy Jackson, Devil Was In My Yard [Personality...]
Australia's own Brian Wilson makes an album I cannot hate... it gets under your skin like veins and tangles you up in symphonic blue
Sleepty Jackson Official Site
15. Augie March, One Crowded Hour [Moo, You Bloody Choir]
What's going on in Australia? There seems to be some of the best bands I've heard in many a year recording those albums that last you decades and here's another one. Truly brilliant lyrics complimented by a sense of refined melody thatmay not make them the most "hip" but the most uniquely positioned bands in that big old country... recommended to all as a must have and album of the year contender...
Augie March Official Site
16. Joanna Newsom, Cosmia [Ys]
Self indulgent piffery or the bravest boldest personal vision committed to wax this year? An album that divides yes, but most imprtantly, conquers... but then again I always liked things difficult!
17. Grinderman, No Pussy Blues [Myspace download]
What more can I say? Nick Cave gets back on track finally, and Warren Ellis [Dirty Three] brings the big guns...
Stream It On MySpace
18. Tenacious D, Kickapoo
Um, okay. Not the greatest album from the Greatest Band In The World, but this song is pretty funny... go on on when he sings "Gotta lick a toad in the party zone" you know it's own. Thgen add Meatloaf and Dio and... well... it's better than Nacho Libre!
19. sebadoh, wonderful wonderful [III]
the album that wasn't nevermind released in 1991 and still monumentally awkwards, sloppy, and compelling
20. Okkervil River, Black [Black Sheep Boy]
Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Go directly to Galaxy and pick up this album or SHAME ON YOU! This was one of 2005's best and still a true indie masterpiece...
21. Quicksand, Thorn In My Side [Manic Compression]
Hardcore essential from back in the day, a most influential album and genre defining sounds from ex- Gorrilla Biscuits main man. Get angry, get Quicksand!
22. Isis, Wrists of Kings
Epic, enthralling, whether it'spostrock and post metal I don;t know. Signed to Ipecac [Mike Patton] it's dynamic, powerful, and drawing legions of fans to it... is metal still a dirty word? Or is black metal the new black?
23. Mastodon, Crystal Skull [Blood Mountain]
See above and bow down to the metal revival! Tech-speed-thrash riffery from the best metal band since Metallica released Kill Em All or Slayer's early stuff Mastodon cater to everyone who likes loud hooky intelligent stuff...
24. The Drones, I Looked Down The Line
Did I mention this is the best album I've heard in years from my new favourite band?
Love you all and see you on MySpace you hipsters!
Timmy Doders, Esq XIII
1 month ago