Channel Audio’s Albums of 2016

Previously for your viewing on Channel Static, the top ten albums of the year has now moved on to here. It’s taken so long because it got lost in a box on the removals van.

I’ll take any excuse.

10. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

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‘I’m nothing but my name’ is something Iggy Pop likes to say, and thus Post Pop Depression was born. It’s an album about legacy, about sex, and about death, with Josh Homme bringing his sludgy Queens riffs to the party. Sometimes a sense of vulnerability can be heard, but before you can scoop it up,┬áhe’s back to ranting, to screaming, to throwing his guts against the wall.

Music for those who don’t know who Iggy Azalea is.

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The Julie Ruin – Gorilla, Manchester

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Those familiar with the riot grrrl movement started in the early 90’s will most likely be familiar with Kathleen Hanna and her bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. After a long absence, explained in the excellent documentary ‘The Punk Singer’, she’s recently returned with a new band ‘The Julie Ruin’ (not to be confused with an early solo project called ‘Julie Ruin’) and the last few years she’s been taking her new band from state to state, country to country, showing us all that the movement is far from dead, but stronger than ever. Being a stuck in the North kind of person, it took me till December to finally experience it all firsthand… Continue reading