Laurence Bell & Jacqui Rice Joint Top 10

Blind - Hercules & Love Affair
Sabali - Amadou and Mariam
Third - Portishead
Wearing My Rolex - Wiley
Township Funk - DJ Mujava
Made In The Dark - Hot Chip
Safe Inside The Day - Baby Dee
Leonard Cohen in Concert
Bjork in Concert
Primavera Festival, Espana


1. my brothers carrot soup..
2. old book but new to me - Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
3. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
4. hearing Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion for the first time
5. ping pong at Bacchus Restaurant
6. The Seagull @ Walter Kerr Theatre
7. getting crushed by waves at Crane Beach
8. racing wild boars in an air boat
9. "are we human? or are we dancer?"
10. my walk to work


sun electric - toninas (ricardo villalobos mix)
fennesz - the black sea
black carrot - drink the black forest
the wire - better late than never dvd catch up
animal collective - merriweather post pavilion (forthcoming)
the residents - eskimo (reissue)
gene clark - no other
gas - 1-4 reissues
autechre - quaristice
theo parrish - dj set @ plastic people post liquid liquid show


Optimo (espacio) - Sleepwalk
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
The Acorn - Glory Hope Mountain
Briggo falling off his chair
The last minute of the Brazilian GP
Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
Metallica at Reading
Deerhunter - Mircro Castle
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue (Reissue)


(Album) Animal Collective - Post Merriweather Pavilion.... so many memories already!
(track) Roland M Dill's remix of Space by Minilogue (i love Roland)
(Club) Theo Parrish at plastic people incense darkness techno magic
(Gig Album Track) Health - three in one..... live at the Scala, their album, and Perfect Skin (Curses remix)
Presenting a techno show on Diesel U Music Radio with the wonderful Paddy
(Gig) Liquid Liquid at Barbican Hall for Domino Crystal Anniversary, simply AMAZING
(track) Joakim and the Disco - A new Place In a New Town
(12") Can - Future Days (Blade Runner mix)
(Gig/Album) Celebrating my 30th at the Genghis Tron gig in Islington Carling Academy and their album "Board Up The House" (Relapse)
(Gig) Leonard Cohen live at the Royal Albert Hall


Le Tour De France
Chuck Palahniuk – ‘Snuff’ (book)
Ween – ‘La Cucaracha’
‘In Bruges’ (film)
Iron Maiden – ‘7th Son Of A 7th’ Son
Beach House – ‘Devotion’
Fleet Foxes – ‘Fleet Foxes’
Simple Minds – ‘Empires And Dance’
Metallica – ‘Master Of Puppets’
Lindsey Buckingham – ‘Go Insane’


1) The JB Conspiracy @ The Underworld, London (Gig)
2) The King Blues & The Skints @ Roadmender, Northampton (Gig)
3) Finch @ Scala, London (Gig)
4) Heroes: Saving Charlie by Aury Wallington (Book)
5) Random Hand - Change of Plan (Album)
6) The King Blues - Save The World, Get The Girl (Album)
7) The Subways - All or Nothing (Album)
8) The Kills - Midnight Boom (Album)
9) Heroes Series 2 on DVD and Series 3 on TV (TV Series)
10) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for the Wii (Computer Game)


1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2. Late of the Pier - Fantasy Black Channel
3. Aeroplane Remixes - Paris & Willams Blood remixes rule.
4. Merriweather Post Pavillion has blown my tiny mind.
5. Wild Beasts - Year of the Beast(s) - Great album and get better and better with every live show...
6. The Moroccan in Wandsworth - I could eat there everyday.
7. Computer Incarnations for World Peace II - cosmic disco magic
8. Diesel xXx NYC - Hot Chip + Chaka Khan + Franz + O Fracas + New York = Time of my life.
9. Malkmus @ Shepherds Bush... was soooooo good and the bizarre taxi ride (half way) home when our dodgy cab ran out of petrol made it all the more memorable...
10. The Seventeen with Bill Drummond
11. Yeasayer @ Bardens Boudoir


1. Foals - Antidotes
2. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
3. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
4. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
5. Beach House - Devotion
6. No Age - Nouns
7. Deerhunter - Microcastle
8. Santogold - Santogold
9. The Muslims - The Muslims (The Soft Pack?!?!)
10. Antony and the Johnsons - Another World


These are a few of my favourite things...of 2008...

Albums: Department of Eagles In Ear Park, Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It, Wild Beasts Limbo Panto, Shearwater Rook
Reissue: Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue
Artists: Beach House, Deerhunter, Fleet Foxes, Santogold
Shows: Liquid Liquid (Santo's Party House), Robert Plant/Alison Krauss (Theatre @ MSG), My Bloody Valentine (Roseland)
Meal: Pok Pok (Portland, OR)
Book: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Art: Cai Guo-Ciang (Retrospective at Guggenheim)
Movies: Wall-E, Vicky Cristina Barcelona


10. Joel Gibb's achingly beautiful acoustic rendition of Arthur Russell's "That's Us/Wild Combination."
9. The June 17th, 2008 episode of The Best Show On WFMU where the order of everything is determined by host Tom Scharpling and his listeners.  Pricelessly funny.
8. Sigur Rós - "Gobbledigook"
7. Mad Men Season One on DVD. 
6. The Notwist live at Webster Hall, October 13th, 2008.
5. dining at Babbo, November 29th, 2009. 
4. finding a high quality compact disc bootleg of the 1973 self-titled debut album from Buckingham Nicks at Amoeba Records, San Francisco.
3. the Kansas Jayhawks' stunning comeback victory over Memphis University in the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship.
2. the election of Barack Obama.
1. the birth of Justin Zachary Underwood Gillespie.


1. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto (2008 the year of the beasts!)
2. Merriweather Post Pavillion - AC - try not to love it, just try you fool.
3. Glass Candy reminding me how to do the snakey ravey arm dance at ATP
4. Animal Collective @ Primavera Sound (it was emotional..)
5. My green bicycle finally arriving (also emotional, in a joyous 5 year old child kind of way..)
6. Cass McCombs - Dropping The Writ (and finally live at the Luminere)
7. Pentangle @ The Green Man Festival (best friends, bloody mary, rain, mud, country dancing, FOLKED UP!)
8. The Seventeen with Bill Drummond (ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....)
9. Yeasayer Live (How many times? And better and better with each.. Bardens, ATP and finally King's College!)
10. Dirty Projectors Live at Astoria and then Primavera (ahh... twas revelatory.... roll on 2009, we are ready!)

Dan Papps

Briggo Falling Off His Chair (Incident)
Portishead - The Rip (Track)
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (Album)
Earthless - Austin, USA (Live)
Dirty Projectors w/ David Byrne - Knotty Pine (Track)
Hey Colossus - War Crows (Track)
Sleeping States - Sleeping States, Or Who Has Been Rocking My Dreamboat (Track)
Theo Parish - The Rink (Track)
Percival Everett - Erasure (Book)
Q-Tip - Won't Trade (Track)
Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Those... (Album)
Clinic - Tomorrow (DFA Remix) (Track)


merriweather post pavillion - animal collective
brown trout blues - johnny flynn
knotty pine - dirty projectors & david byrne
my bloody valentine @ the roundhouse
crystal sunshine - society
quarantined - atlas sound
stereolab @ brixton windmill
our amazing mini cow tent at latitude festival
hotel hopping & no sleeping @ reading festival

Paul Lambden (Top 5)

Aldershot Town's return to the Football League
Portishead "Third" (Island)
The Muslims "The Muslims" (1928)
Wild Beasts live at the Borderline 26th November
Mary Hampton "My Mother's Children" (Navigator)


1. telepathe - in your line (track) absolutely perfect
2. the kills - midnight boom (album) the very finest from The Kills, will never get bored of it
3. dj mujava - township funk (track) try not to move listening to it, and video is pretty fuckin cool
4. these new puritans - elvis (video) saam made stunning video for stunning track
5. glastonbury 2008 (festival) flooded tents and parties with mcguinness and crew
6. glass candy, cargo - may 2008 (show) and i got a tshirt
7. buraka som sistema - sound of kudro (track) infectious
8. tilly and the wall - beat control (track) pop song magic
9. santogold - say aha (track) great track, great album
10. hercules and love affair - blind (track) each time see 'em live, makes me love this track even more

Paul Sandell

1. Briggo falling off chair (spectacularly)
2. Acid Mothers Temple Live at White Heat
3. Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto
4. My Bloody Valentine Live At The Roundhouse
5. Deerhunter - Microcastle
6. Shearwater - Rook
7. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes EP
8. Spurs Cup 2 -1 Final win (unlucky chelsea)
9. Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Re-issues)
10. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig! Lazaus Dig!


White Denim (Workout Holiday)
Cass McCombs (Dropping The Writ)
Friendly Fires (Friendly Fires)
Vampire Weekend (Vampire Weekend)
Dodos (Visiter)
My Ex-Boyfriend’s Records Bastille Day Special (John & Jehn / Underground Railroad live, plus Laetitia from Stereolab DJing)
My Bloody Valentine at the Roundhouse and The Sonics live at the Forum
ATP weekend at Camber Sands
Driving a convertible through Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Park
The forthcoming Animal Collective album (Merriweather Post Pavilion)


Getting My job at Domino Publishing in August!!
Fleet Foxes show at Webster hall
Spiritualized show
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell Documentary
Finally watching the entire series of the Wire
Notwist- Good lies
Soup Mondays
Dub Sundays at Ionas
All points West (finally seeing radiohead live)


This is in no particular order:

Neversink, New York

Joe Higgs "Life Of Contradiction"- An incredible reissue by the criminally underrated 60's and 70's reggae great. I first heard him on a Jimmy Cliff live record as a back up singer and was just blown away by his voice. LOC was originally released in 1975 and is brilliant.

The Secret Machines "Secret Machines"- I just really like this band.

Fucked Up "The Chemistry Of A Common Life"- As my friend Morgan says "Whenever I listen to the Fucked Up record the only thing I want to do is listen to the Fucked Up record again."

The Stills "Oceans Will Rise"- This is an amalgam of the hooks of the first album and the depth of the second album. They were great at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this fall.

Motorhead live at Stubbs in Austin, TX- It was just tremendous. I can't wait for the Lemmy the Movie to be released in 2009.

My new Bianchi- many gears are better than 1!

Raphael Saadiq "The Way I See It"-  A real rarity: a great new/old R&B record.

Various Artists "Visionaire 53"- The best packaging I've seen in
years: 3 picture discs, a black Mini Cooper "vinyl killer" record player, 2 CDs and it came in a black flying saucer!



1. Panzerotti
2. Soul Jazz's "Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution In Sound"
3. C86 (shameful, I know)
4. Eggstone
5. Canada
6. Rent Controlled apartment in alphabet city
7. The Nightman Cometh
8. "Technosis Externality Cluster-Fuck"
9. My Pod (Morgan, Ashley, Pachman)
10. Batphone

Galia (Psapp)

Discovering Budgieman, the UK’s premier budgie entertainer
Hearing Sam and the plants
Watching Bad Boy Bubby for the first time
Catching a pike in Scotland
Seeing Wildbirds and Peacedrums Live at QEH
Making The Bone-o-phone

Dev (Lightspeed Champion)

1. The Walkmen - You And Me.
2. Lost season four.
3. Gossip girl season 1 and 2.
4. Potato Samosas.
5. Michael Nyman - Mozart 252
6. My Friend Fred discovering the band Coil.
7. The Happening ... (This film defys all logic ...regardless of whatever I may say about this movie in conversation, there's no doubting that i'm overtly obsessed with this phenomenon.)
8. Cass Mccombs - Dropping The Writ
9. Richard Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons
10. Nicole Michalek.