Sunday, 6 December 2009

Top Five Artists of 2010

Caught you out a teeny tiny bit there didn't i? Yes, after reading many "Top Ten Albums of 2009" (some of which are good, yes) I thought I'd snazz it up a tad.

Now I'm no 'Indie Kid' - I look rediculous wearing sunglasses and I'd probably make Phil Jupitus look good wearing skinny jeans - but here's my top five for two thousand and ten:

5. Wolf Gang
I first heard "King and All of His Men" on NME and thought he was a cross between Ewan McGregor and a modest Robbie Williams (the latter of which I'm aware is an oxymoron). A strong pop act with solid songs to match, if he gets the air play then he's there..

4. Soft Toy Emergency
These guys have got it all: the look, the tunes and the performance. With sessions at the BBC and an album in the making, we can expect to see these break through any time soon

3. The Drums
Who hasn't tipped these for big things? But it's true, the snowball of followers is getting bigger and bigger, and moving faster and faster, and if they keep writing sounds like 'Let's Go Surfing' then they're sure to hit the big time

2. Kasabian
Kasabian? - i hear you question - but they've already released their album? - i hear you answer. Yes, but you wait until they headline everything going next summer and properly replace Oasis as the biggest band in Britain

1. Noel Gallgher
Forget Liam's attempt at Oasis Part Two, Oasis's main songwriter is due an album next year and, given over 15 years experience writing top quality tunes for Oasis, we can expect nothing less than top quality tunes for himself. With this, Noel will earn himself a place with the true British greats of songwriting: Lennon & McCartney, David Bowie, Elton John, and, the great, Andy Abrahams.


  1. ugh, don't even mention 'indie kids'- badtimes (if you haven't read my blog that would've gone completly over your head, soz.)

    do you really think kasabian could be bigger than oasis?? i know their latest album's amazing, but i'm not sure if they have the same long term value that oasis have/ had, hmmmm.

    really like the drums, they're on the nme radar tour too, so they'll undoubtedly aquire more fans there...

    noel was always my favourite (and in my eyes/ears) most talented. i can't wait to hear his solo material!

    andy a. is one of the best forgotten song writers if you ask me. haha

    anyway, i hope you appreciate this comment as i'm on my itouch and it's taken me the best part of 10 mins to type, ha. but i enjoyed reading this post, and like how you've gone against the 'albums of the year' vibes, unlike me, so thought it worthy of a comment. :)

  2. I saw Wolf Gang support Florence and the Machine earlier this year, I thought he was great. I'm going to the NME Awards Tour next February and The Drums are playing, which I'm really looking forward to!