I cannot believe Grinderman II finished above BR. What a strange list… is the Ferry album any good? And Killing Joke!!??!!
Here’s the list
10. Paul Weller
Album: Wake Up the Nation
Backstory: The Modfather returned this year with his 10th solo album, which includes two tracks with former Jam bassist Bruce Foxton.
Album: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Backstory: Setting the Angels of Light aside, Michael Gira reconvened his legendary no-wave act for its first studio album in 14 years.
8. Nitzer Ebb
Album: Industrial Complex
Backstory: The electro-industrial act dropped its first new album in 15 years, with contributions from Martin Gore and Alan Wilder.
‘7. Lloyd Cole
Album: Broken Record
Backstory: The former Commotions leader released his first full-band album in a decade, featuring his Small Ensemble bluegrass trio.
Album: Grinderman 2
Backstory: Nick Cave and his guitar-heavy Bad Seeds spin-off returned this year with their second collection of electric gut-bucket blues.
Album: Something for Everybody
Backstory: The bands first CD since 1990 features the core brotherly lineup of Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale.
4. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Album: History of Modern
Backstory: The synthpop outfit returned with its first new album in 14 years and its first with its classic lineup since 1986.
3. Bryan Ferry
Backstory: The crooner reunited with Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay on his first new songs in eight years.
2. Killing Joke
Album: Absolute Dissent
Backstory: The landmark postpunk acts original lineup reunited on record for the first time since 1982s Revelations.
1. Crowded House
Backstory: Preceded by the single Saturday Sun, this is Neil Finn and Co.s second post-reunion album and sixth overall.
Publication: Slicing Up Eyeballs
Publication date: 31/12/10