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INSPIRED by @TheGrammarNymph’s time saving list of “Music I Like” here’s a brief and far from definitive list of boat floaters from my musical world. This doesn’t include the multitude of single track belter bands that make my day. But you’ll get my drift. Please excuse the iTunes enforced US style dumbfuck order they fall in.

A – Abe Vigoda. Adam & The Ants (early). Ali Farka Toure. Amon Tobin, Anti Pop Consortium. Antibalas. Aphex Twin. Augustus Pablo. Autechre

B – Beta Band. Billy Childish. Black Dog. Black Flag. Black Keys. Art Blakey, Booker T & The MGs. Brian Eno. The Bronx. Buck 65. Blues Brothers OST

C – Caribou. Chopin. The Clash. Clinic. Clipse. Cold Cave, The Cure.

D – Darkhorse. Dave Brubeck. David Bowie. Dead Kennedys, Death Grips, Deerhunter. Depeche Mode. dEUS. Devo. Dillinger. The Doors. (MF) DOOM. Dr Alimantado.

E – Eric B & Rakim.

F – The Fall. The Feelies. The Flaming Lips. Flying Lotus. Folk Implosion. Fuck Buttons. Fucked Up. Fugazi.

G – Gang Of Four. Gaslamp Killer. Gil Scott Heron. Gnod, Godspeed You Black Emperor!. The Gories. Grinderman.

H – The Haxan Cloak, Tim Hecker, Helmet. High On Fire, Horace Andy.

I – Iggy Pop, Ice Age

J – J Dilla. The Jam. James Brown. Jimi Hendrix. The Jesus & Mary Chain. Joy Division.

K – Keith Hudson. King Stitt. King Tubby. Kool Keith.

L – Lalo Schifrin. LCD Soundsystem. Leadbelly. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Liars, The Libertines. Linton Kwesi Johnson. Low.

M – Madlib. Magik Markers. Massive Attack. Matthew Dear. Mazzy Star. The Melvins. The Minutemen. Miles Davis. Minor Threat. Mission Of Burma, Mogwai. Mudhoney. My Disco

N – New Order. Neige Morte, Nirvana. No Age.


P – PJ Harvey. A Place To Bury Strangers. Portishead. Public Enemy.


R – Radiohead. Richmond Fontaine.

S – Sam Cooke. Sandwell District, Siouxsie & The Banshees. Sigur Ros. Skullflower, Slayer. Slint. The Smiths. Sonic Youth. Sparklehorse. The Specials. Colin Stetson, The Stone Roses. The Stooges, Sunroof. Swans

T – Television. Thee Headcoates. Thelonious Monk, Times New Viking. Alexander Tucker.

U – Ufomammut

V – Valient Thorr.

W – White Denim, White Hills, Wire.

Y – Yo La Tengo. Yuck.

Z – Zeke

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