Fright Glove Top 100 Records of 2010

Apologies for the lack of updates this month. I have been insanely busy. Anyway, here for your perusal are my top 100 records of this year.

100. The Wave Pictures – Susan Rode The Cyclone

99. U.S Girls – Go Grey

98. M.I.A – MAYA

97. Cinema Red & Blue – Cinema Red & Blue

96. Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard

95. Salem – King Knight

94. Knight School – Revenger

93. Dom – Sun Bronzed Greek Gods

92. Ratatat – LP4

91. Zola Jesus – Stridulum II

90. Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me

89. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

88. Coolrunnings – Babes Forever E.P

87. Alasdair Roberts – Too Long In This Condition

86. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

85. Reading Rainbow – Prism Eyes

84. Frankie Rose & the Outs – Frankie Rose & the Outs

83. Apples in Stereo – Travellers in Space and Time

82. Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch – Andrew Graham’s Good Word

81. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

80. Las Robertas – Cry Out Loud

79. The Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

78. The Secret Sisters – The Secret Sisters

77. Cloud Nothings – Turning On

76. Balam Acab – See Birds

75. The Corin Tucker Band – 1000 Years

74. Darwin Deez – Darwin Deez

73. Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon

72. Fang Island – Fang Island

71. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

70. These New Puritans – Hidden

69. Owen Pallet – Heartland

68. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts

67. The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange

66. Prince Rama – Shadow Temple

65. Art Museums – Rough Frame

64. Toro Y Moi – Causers of This

63. Harlem – Hippies

62. Lemonade – Pure Moods

61. Nobunny – First Blood

60. Sage Francis – Li(f)e

59. The Living Sisters – Love To Live

58. Rustie – Sunburst

57. Magic Kids – Memphis

56. Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?

55. Skream – Outside The Box

54. Happy Birthday – Happy Birthday

53. Turner Cody – Gangbusters!

52. Woods – At Echo Lake

51. Jonquil – One Hundred Suns

50. Sourpatch – Crushin’

49. The New Pornographers – Together

48. The National – High Violet

47. Sleigh Bells – Treats

46. Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms

45. Tanlines – Volume On

44. Tony Sly – 12 Song Program

43. Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love

42. Active Child – Curtis Lane E.P

41. Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be

40. Teen Daze – Beach Dream

39. Gospel Music – Duettes

38. Bad Banana – Crushfield

37. Crocodiles – Sleep Forever

36. Teen Daze – Four More Years

35. Owen Pallett – A Swedish Love Story

34. Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 3

33. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being

32. Eternal Summers – Silver

31. Avey Tare – Down There

30. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

29. Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid

28. Starflyer 59 – Changing Of The Guard

27. Best Coast – Crazy For You

26. Wild Nothing – Gemini

25. Crusaders Of Love – Never Grow Up

24. Tallest Man On Earth – Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird

23. Jackson Browne & David Lindley – Love Is Strange

22. Star Slinger – Volume 1

21. Beach House Teen Dream

20. of Montreal – False Priest

19. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast

18. Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 2

17. Steel Train – Steel Train

16. Jonsi – Go

15. Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now

14. Baths – Cerulean

13. Chad Valley – Chad Valley E.P

12. Wavves – King Of The Beach

11. Yeasayer – Odd Blood

10. Harper Simon – Harper Simon

9. Hot Chip – One Life Stand

8. Buck 65 – 20 Odd Years

7. Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1

6. Darren Hanlon – I Will Love You At All

5. Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing

4. The Drums – The Drums

3. Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt

2. Adam Green – Minor Love

1. Vampire Weekend – Contra

Bikini Kill In The U.K 1993

I just came across this awesome little documentary about Riot Grrrl in the U.K. Filmed by Lucy Thane it mostly focuses on Bikini Kill’s 1993 UK tour but features some fantastic footage of Skinned Teen, Huggy Bear and others. I can’t embed it on the blog, but click here to watch it. You won’t be disappointed!

Amelia Midori Miller

More here!

MEN – Off Our Backs

Brooklyn’s best queer power trio MEN have recently debuted their first video for the sassy Off Our Backs, directed by Bryce Kass.  My band opened for MEN in Glasgow last night and it was an incredible evening. Their performance was perfect. Watching them reminded me a lot of seeing Bis during their heyday. I can’t wait for their full length, if and when it arrives. In the meantime, watch the video below!

Top 5 Tumblrs

So, it seems that everybody and their gran has a Tumblr these days. And why not? It’s a truly great platform for sharing ideas, music, opinions and pictures of hot guys, cute dogs and whatever else you happen to be into. With the site’s turnover being so consistently fast-paced, it can be easy to miss a lot of good stuff. There are a load of Tumblr blogs that are always great and I’ll regularly go out of my way to check them out if I haven’t seen them on my dashboard for a while. Here are my top 5!

1. Fuck Yeah Chubby Guys

Does what it says on the tin, to be honest. If you’re into chubby guys, this is the Tumblr for you. Despite the lack of nudity, this is one of the best blogs for mindblowing photos of the cutest guys around. Sometimes their definition of “chubby” is pretty loose but very rarely do they set a foot wrong. The amount of ridiculously hot boys I’ve found through FYCG is crazy. Don’t get me wrong, not every photo is a winner but at least two or three times a day I see somebody on there who makes my eyes pop out on stalks and my spine telescope. Get following!

2. Rec-A-Day

Dramathan, the cutest boy on Tumblr with the best taste in music goes through his collection one awesome record at a time. I love reading his blurbs / rants every day and he hasn’t made a post about a bad record yet! Definitely check this one out if you’re into riot grrrl / K Records / Kill Rock Stars kinda stuff cos there’s a lot of that on there. Don’ know what else to say… Great guy, great music!

3. Big Boy Fashion

I guess this is kinda similar to Fuck Yeah Chubby Guys but with an emphasis on, you guessed it, fashion. Guys are always sexier when they dress well. This is a pretty new one but it’s become one of my favourites, so take a look.

4. Young Cubs (NSFW)

Are you sensing a theme yet? Again, another blog where the name pretty much gives the game away. Follow this if, like me, you like your guys husky, hot and butt naked.Very much in the same vein as Young Cubs and FYCG but with added cocks! Yay!

5. Hungover Owls

Not much I can say about this one that the name doesn’t give away. Just check it out. It’s cute/hilarious!

Future Shipwreck’s Jason Villegas Giveaway

The rad folks over at my favourite blog Future Shipwreck are currently holding a little giveaway. They’re offering the chance to win a one of a kind piece by (pictured above) by the talented and handsome Jason Villegas. All you have to do is visit the blog and leave a comment on the post by October 28th. It’s that easy! Also, check out Future Shipwreck’s awesome interview with the man himself.

Crusaders Of Love

Crusaders Of Love released their near-flawless debut record Never Grow Up on Douchemaster records in March this year. Eleven short and sweet tracks of bratty, garage influenced power-pop with heaps of hooks. Honestly, the songwriting craft on this record is second to none. The band has dispensed with anything that’s not 100% super catchy and not one melody goes to waste. At an economic 28 minutes it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome and leaves you eager to flip the record over and start the party all over again. It’s a true classic of the genre and must have for any fan of pure, unabashed power-pop. Have a listen to three tunes below.

Can’t Get Enough

Good Time All The Time

Little Mind