Every year on Australia Day (today!), radio network Triple J does its Hottest 100 countdown. The Hottest 100 is the largest music poll in the world, with over half a million votes entered in each of the last few years’ polls. For those subscribing to this sub-etha netcast from outside of the Australia local cluster, Triple J is a national government owned youth radio network, focusing on music for the 15-35 age group. More specifically they claim ‘new music’ as their tagline, so you won’t find any Matchbox 20 clones (I’m looking at you, Nickelback) or retarded pop divas (kindly fuck off, Fergie).
It ws quite the challenge only picking ten tracks from what I’ve found to be a very good year for music (as long as you’re flying off the radar). I could have voted for the entirety of LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver, but there were a lot of other deserving artists. Viper Pilot’s choices this year are as follows, in no particular order other than alphabetically by artist:
Battles – Atlas
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (live)
Digitalism – Digitalism In Cairo
Dizzee Rascal – Flex (Dave Spoon Remix)
Eagles Of Death Metal – Cherry Cola
Justice – D.A.N.C.E
LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum
Modest Mouse – Fire It Up
Muscles – Ice Cream
Riot In Belgium – La Musique
I could have chosen a lot more, but they only allow ten picks, so there you are.
Tune in later today to see where my choices fared in the poll (and see how potentially stupid the youth of Australia are).