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Thursday, 26 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : The Cut Out And Keep List

 

This summarises the I Don't Hear A Single selections. The groups of 10 countdowns are below enabling you to read the IDHAS Review of the album and listen to a track from each album is embedded in the posts. We can now turn our attention to 2023 after celebrating what has been a great year for Pop Rock.

1 Bandicoot - Black After Dark

2 Richard Öhrn - Sounds In English

3 Dot Dash - Madman In The Rain

4 The Mommyheads - Genius Killer

5 The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field

6 Spygenius - Jobbernowl

7 Toni Tubna And The Stockholm Tuba Sect - When The Magic Went Wrong

8 Best Bets - On An Unhistoric Night

9 The Tambles - Scraping By

10 Outtacontroller - Come Alive

11 Lannie Flowers - Flavor Of The Month

12 Custard Flux - Phosphorus

13 Tamar Berk - Start At The End

14 Maple Mars - Someone's Got To Listen

15 Ward White - Ice Cream Chords

16 Amoeba Teen - Amoeba Teen

17 Greg Pope - Rise Of The Mythical Creatures

18 Communicant - Sun Goes Out

19 Fuzzbubble - Cult Stars From Mars

20 Skeleton Staff - Malapropism

21 The Green Pajamas - Forever For A Little While

22 Ian McNabb - Nabby Road

23 Uni Boys - Do It All Next Week

24 The Chrysanthemums - Decoy For A Dognapper!

25 Nick Frater - Aerodrome Motel

26 The Sun Sawed In 1/2 - Triptych (2CD)

27 Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil - Shadow Play

28 Bird Streets - Lagoon

29 Dave Cope - Killer Mods From Inner Space

30 The Toms - Stereo

31 The Bye Bye Blackbirds - August Lightning Complex

32 Emperor Penguin - Sunday Carvery

33 The Summer Holiday - Acqua

34 Andy Bopp - An Andy Bopp Compilation

35 Elvis Eno - A Startling Realization Of The Obvious

36 Whelligan - In The Mean Meantime

37 Phil Yates & the Affiliates - A Thin Thread

38 Derrero - Curvy Lines

39 Librarians With Hickeys - Handclaps & Tambourines

40 The Glad Machine - Hey

41 The Mellons - Introducing… The Mellons!

42 Chris Lund - Indian Summer

43 Rogers & Butler - Brighter Day

44 Sarchasm - Conditional Love

45 Adrian Belew - Elevator

46 The Happy Somethings - Running Away With The Happy Somethings

47 Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin - Now With More Rockets

48 Ex Norwegian - Spook Du Jour

49 Young Guv - GUV III

50 Affiliate Links - Enough Light

51 Anyway Gang - Still Anyways

52 Dungeon Of Skeletons - Patterns

53 Frass Green - Buried

54 Vanilla - Sideshow

55 The Chemistry Set - Pink Felt Trip 

56 The Morning Line - Scene

57 Push Puppets - Allegory Grey

58 Phil Thornalley - Now That I Have Your Attention

59 Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Backhand Deals

60 Wired Ways - Wired Ways

61 Karma Gambit - When Does Rock And Roll Start To Get Sad

62 Extra Arms - What Is Even Happening Right Now

63 Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Maine Coon

64 Ball Park Music - Weirder & Weirder

65 Surf Curse - Magic Hour

66 Bugs - Cooties

67 Hans Pucket - No Drama

68 West Coast Music Club - Faded Scrapbook

69 Collage - Over And Out

70 Drew Beskin, & The Sunshine - Somewhere Sideways Same As You

71 Blunt Bangs - Proper Smoker

72 M Ross Perkins - E Pluribus M Ross

73 Bedroom Eyes - Sisyphus Rock

74 Mad Rollers - Get Mad

75 More Kicks - Punch Drunk

76 Melon Soda - Melon Soda

77 Superchunk - Wild Loneliness

78 The Fernweh - Torschlusspanik!

79 Static In Verona - Maybe Mayhem 

80 The Flashpot Moments - Very Far

81 The Minders - Psychedelic Blacktop

82 Nick Piunti And The Complicated Men - Heart Inside Your Head

83 Pulse Park - Phonac Music

84 Secret Molecules - Secret Molecules

85 Kevin Stevenson - Reality Alley

86 Walker Brigade - If Only

87 The Well Wishers - Blue Sky Sun

88 The Dead Century - The Well 

89 Northern Portrait - The Swiss Army

90 Gaz Hunter - Lysergic Soundscapes Of Dreamadelica

91 Starter Jackets - Dead Malls

92 Phil Angotti - Once Around Again

93 The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness - The Third Wave Of

94 The Airport 77s - We Realize You Have A Choice

95 The Confusions - Black Silhouettes

96 Bigger - Les Myosotis

97 The Stroppies - Levity

98 The Smivets - Mountain Highway

99 Fontanarosa - Are You There?

100 The Wheel Workers - Harbor


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I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : Top 10



So we arrive at the Top 10! As mentioned previously, it has been a really difficult task putting these albums in order. My choices may not be your choices, but I think we have a varied 100 and there is something in it for everyone.

Well done Bandicoot! It has been a great year for Wales with some fine albums emanating from a great country. Strangely, for a UK site, Bandicoot have the first British Album Of The Year on IDHAS on the 7th Occasion.

01 Bandicoot - Black After Dark       IDHAS Review





02 Richard Öhrn - Sounds In English       IDHAS Review





03 Dot Dash - Madman In The Rain       IDHAS Review





04 The Mommyheads - Genius Killer     IDHAS Review




05 The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field      IDHAS Review




06 Spygenius - Jobbernowl      IDHAS Review





07 Toni Tubna And The Stockholm Tuba Sect - When The Magic Went Wrong       IDHAS Review




08 Best Bets - On An Unhistoric Night         
IDHAS Review




09 The Tambles - Scraping By        IDHAS Review





10 Outtacontroller - Come Alive        IDHAS Review




Finally, a mention for one album that didn't appear. The one main rule for the IDHAS100 is that an album has to have been reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single. Chris Church's Darling Please wasn't reviewed here, due to me reviewing it for a magazine that insisted that I did not review it elsewhere. I thought Chris would benefit from this bigger audience. There is a real possibility that the album would have been in this Top 10 if it had been reviewed.


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Wednesday, 25 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 11-20



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album.

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 11 : Lannie Flowers - Flavor Of The Month     IDHAS Review





No 12 : Custard Flux - Phosphorus    IDHAS Review

 


No 13 : Tamar Berk - Start At The End     IDHAS Review



 

No 14 : Maple Mars - Someone's Got To Listen          IDHAS Review
      



No 15 : Ward White - Ice Cream Chords    IDHAS Review

       


No 16 : Amoeba Teen - Amoeba Teen       IDHAS Review


 


No 17 : Greg Pope - Rise Of The Mythical Creatures     IDHAS Review




No 18 :  Communicant - Sun Goes Out   IDHAS Review




No 19 : Fuzzbubble - Cult Stars From Mars   IDHAS Review




          
No 20 : Skeleton Staff - Malapropism         IDHAS Review




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I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 21-30



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album.

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 21 : The Green Pajamas - Forever For A Little While    IDHAS Review




No 22 : Ian McNabb - Nabby Road      IDHAS Review





No 23 : Uni Boys - Do It All Next Week    IDHAS Review


 


No 24 : The Chrysanthemums - Decoy For A Dognapper!         IDHAS Review




No 25 : Nick Frater - Aerodrome Motel  IDHAS Review


 

No 26 : The Sun Sawed In 1/2 - Triptych (2CD)       IDHAS Review


  


No 27 : Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil - Shadow Play     IDHAS Review




No 28 :  Bird Streets - Lagoon    IDHAS Review


 


No 29 : Dave Cope - Killer Mods From Inner Space   IDHAS Review





No 30 : The Toms - Stereo       IDHAS Review




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Tuesday, 24 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 31-40

 
This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album.

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 31 : The Bye Bye Blackbirds - August Lightning Complex    IDHAS Review




No 32 : Emperor Penguin - Sunday Carvery        IDHAS Review





No 33 : The Summer Holiday - Acqua     IDHAS Review




No 34 : Andy Bopp - An Andy Bopp Compilation          IDHAS Review




      
No 35 : Elvis Eno - A Startling Realization Of The Obvious     IDHAS Review




No 36 : Whelligan - In The Mean Meantime      IDHAS Review


  


No 37 : Phil Yates & the Affiliates - A Thin Thread      IDHAS Review




No 38 :  Derrero - Curvy Lines    IDHAS Review


  

No 39 : Librarians With Hickeys - Handclaps & Tambourines   IDHAS Review 




 
No 40 : The Glad Machine - Hey       IDHAS Review




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I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 41-50



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album. 

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended.


No 41 : The Mellons - Introducing… The Mellons!    IDHAS Review




No 42 : Chris Lund - Indian Summer       IDHAS Review




No 43 : Rogers & Butler - Brighter Day     IDHAS Review




No 44 : Sarchasm - Conditional Love         IDHAS Review





No 45 : Adrian Belew - Elevator    IDHAS Review




No 46 : The Happy Somethings - Running Away With The Happy Somethings      IDHAS Review





No 47 : Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin - Now With More Rockets    IDHAS Review




No 48 :  Ex Norwegian - Spook Du Jour    IDHAS Review




No 49 : Young Guv - GUV III   IDHAS Review


   

No 50 : Affiliate Links        IDHAS Review



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Monday, 23 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 51-60



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album. 

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 51 : Anyway Gang - Still Anyways     IDHAS Review




No 52 : Dungeon Of Skeletons - Patterns        IDHAS Review





No 53 : Frass Green - Buried    IDHAS Review





No 54 : Vanilla - Sideshow          IDHAS Review





No 55 : The Chemistry Set - Pink Felt Trip        IDHAS Review


 


No 56 : The Morning Line - Scene      IDHAS Review





No 57 : Push Puppets - Allegory Grey     IDHAS Review





No 58 :  Phil Thornalley - Now That I Have Your Attention    IDHAS Review






No 59 : Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Backhand Deals    IDHAS Review




   

No 60 : Wired Ways - Wired Ways         IDHAS Review





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Sunday, 22 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 61-70



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album. 

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 61 : Karma Gambit - When Does Rock And Roll Start To Get Sad     IDHAS Review





No 62 : Extra Arms - What Is Even Happening Right Now        
IDHAS Review





No 63 : Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Maine Coon   IDHAS Review




No 64 : Ball Park Music - Weirder & Weirder             IDHAS Review






No 65 : Surf Curse - Magic Hour       IDHAS Review




No 66 : Bugs - Cooties      IDHAS Review





No 67 : Hans Pucket - No Drama     IDHAS Review




No 68 :  West Coast Music Club - Faded Scrapbook    IDHAS Review





No 69 : Collage - Over And Out     IDHAS Review






No 70 : Drew Beskin & The Sunshine - Somewhere Sideways Same As You     IDHAS Review
                    



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I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 71-80



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album. 

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 71 : Blunt Bangs - Proper Smoker     IDHAS Review




No 72 : M Ross Perkins - E Pluribus M Ross        IDHAS Review





No73 : Bedroom Eyes - Sisyphus Rock        IDHAS Review





No 74 : Mad Rollers - Get Mad           IDHAS Review





No 75 : More Kicks - Punch Drunk       IDHAS Review


                

No 76 : Melon Soda - Melon Soda     IDHAS Review





No 77 : Superchunk - Wild Loneliness    IDHAS Review





No 78 :  The Fernweh - Torschlusspanik!     IDHAS Review





No 79 : Static In Verona - Maybe Mayhem      IDHAS Review


 


No 80 : The Flashpot Moments - Very Far     IDHAS Review





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Saturday, 21 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 81-90



This year, the standard has been the highest since IDHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album. 

A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 


No 81 : The Minders - Psychedelic Blacktop       IDHAS Review





No 82 : Nick Piunti And The Complicated Men - Heart Inside Your Head      IDHAS Review


   


No 83 : Pulse Park - Phonac Music      IDHAS Review





No 84 : Secret Molecules - Secret Molecules      IDHAS Review




No 85 : Kevin Stevenson - Reality Alley      IDHAS Review





No 86 : Walker Brigade - If Only      IDHAS Review





No 87 : The Well Wishers - Blue Sky Sun      IDHAS Review     





No 88 :  The Dead Century - The Well       IDHAS Review





No 89 : Northern Portrait - The Swiss Army      IDHAS Review


No 90 : Gaz Hunter - Lysergic Soundscapes Of Dreamadelica      IDHAS Review





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Friday, 20 January 2023

I Don't Hear A Single Albums Of The Year 2022 : 91-100




For the last few years I have compiled annual Best Of 's  because these posts seem so popular and the aim of this Blog is to get exposure (and Sales) for the artists. A reminder that anything reviewed on I Don't Hear A Single is highly recommended. 

This year, the standard has been the highest since I DHAS began six and a half years ago. Narrowing things down to this 100 as been really difficult. For each album, I've posted a song from it and a link to the IDHAS Review where you can find further details and how to listen or buy the album. 


No 91 : Starter Jackets - Dead Malls       IDHAS Review





No 92 : Phil Angotti - Once Around Again          IDHAS Review





No 93 : The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness - The Third Wave Of        IDHAS Review




No 94 : The Airport 77s - We Realize You Have A Choice          IDHAS Review




No 95 : The Confusions - Black Silhouettes      IDHAS Review





No 96 : Bigger - Les Myosotis     IDHAS Review

 


No 97 : The Stroppies - Levity      IDHAS Review





No 98 : The Smivets - Mountain Highway     IDHAS Review





No 99 : Fontanarosa - Are You There?   IDHAS Review





No 100 : The Wheel Workers - Harbor    IDHAS Review





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IDHAS Ten Songs Mix 46



Volume 45 reached the Mixcloud Global op 100 of all 5 charts it qualified for including No 3 in the Global Power Pop Chart and No 14 in the Global Pop Rock Chart. This week's mix features tracks from 2023 albums, 10 of the tracks are so.

This week's is a little different. Normally Mixes contain plenty of real riff driven affairs. There is some of that here, but also a lot of great Intelligent Pop. You will also notice that there are 11 songs this week. This is because I got this week's selection down to 11 and couldn't decide which to leave out. 

Arranging the track order was particularly difficult, so please listen to the full mix if you have the time. A reminder that these songs are not arranged in order of preference, but in what I think suits the variation in the mix. 11 Songs in 37 minutes and I assure you that this is an absolute cracker.

The Mixcloud link is below and at the foot of the page is the Mixcloud Player which takes you directly to the music. Thank you for your continued listening. The Mix is certainly more popular than we ever expected. 

Here is the playlist of the Eleven songs this week :

01 The Foreign Films - Cosmic Lover

02 Young Lions - Kaleidoscope

03 Papernut Cambridge - Jump in Your Heart

04 Steve Stoeckel - The Power Of And

05 Real Terms - Kite

06 Strange Neighbors - Hotline Psychic

07 John Howard - Pre-Dawn (Prof. Stoned Remaster)

08 Itchy Teeth - Magic

09 Peter Hall - Click Your Fingers

10 The Happy Somethings - Anglepoise

11 the black watch - nothing left to say


IDHAS Ten Songs Mix 46



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Thursday, 19 January 2023

IDHAS Top 100 Albums Of 2022 : A Quick Update

 

Compiling this year's Best Of has been the hardest since it began. The standard is so high, that I could have extended it to a 150 or even 200. However, the intention was always to stay with 100 Albums as that is more than enough to keep people interested. 

It is hoped that the usual format of counting down in groups of 10 with posts that provide links to the IDHAS Review and a track off each album, that people remain interested. I believe just producing one long list doesn't do much for the artists, although one is posted at the conclusion for those that prefer that.

The quality of the year has meant narrowing down the choices has taken much longer than usual. The long list is now down to 122 from over 250. It is intended to be narrowed down to a 100 tonight and then the order is decided tomorrow. If enough progress is made 91 - 100 will appear tomorrow.

There will also be some smaller categories for the first time. After the Best 100 is announced, there will be a Top 10 EPs Of 2022, along with a Top 5 Reissues and a Compilation Of The Year. EPs in particular is something we should have done before.

I am currently also compiling the latest IDHAS 10 Song Mix which will feature only 2023 releases.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Listening To This Week

 

I Don't Hear A Single largely caters for Album Reviews. Individual Songs don't get much of a look in. There is the IDHAS 10 Song Mix that is really popular, but Mixcloud have recently restricted how many mixes are archived. So I was looking for a way to let you know about songs we like on a weekly basis.

I think many of you know that I don't use Spotify or Apple Music etc. You Tube isn't ideal for anything much and a self compilation raised copyright problems and piracy. So I thought this weekly feature may be the best thing to tell you about these songs. Some may be included on future IDHAS 10 Song Mixes, but so much fights for this space,

This feature is solely for submissions, not the usual stuff that we dig out ourselves.  Please investigate the artists further. 


AP Tobler - Claustrophobia



Unfamiliar People - Most People




The Lonely Goats - Vaccination Vacation 



The Roves - Drug Deal



Plans To Sand - So What



Best Of Feelings - Do I Need To Wake Up



Jon Tyler Wiley And His Virginia Choir - I Won't Miss You




Milio Pagnotta - Me Oh My




Mobvibe - The Best Days Are Yet To Come




Pony In The Pancake - There She Goes Again



The Moonjacks -Lemonade



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