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Some things to read

Posted: January 9th, 2007, by Marceline Smith

Some incredibly ambitious 2006 round-ups for you to enjoy. Makes our annual struggle to put together 10 albums look a bit pathetic.

Edward O counts down his Top 100 Singles of 2006 on Enthusiastic But Mediocre with much europop and, well, pop. His 2005 article was one of my favourite things and I am enjoying this year’s a lot so far.

The Silent Ballet write about The Top 50 Instrumental Releases of 2006 AND The Top 25 Instrumental Tracks of 2006 and still have stuff left over they have to put in an honourable mentions page. Hardcore.

Also, a small bit of self-promotion: Cake Tourism. We are eating cake around the globe, photographing it and posting it here for your delight. If you have eaten any exciting cake recently do tell us.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


2 Responses to Some things to read

  1. Einion John Thomas

    Why do so many of the Silent Ballet’s Top 50 Instrumental Releases of 2006 contain vocals? That’s idiotic. It’s like me compiling a list of my favourite piano-free records and including Elton John, Keane, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Coldplay and Chas’n’Dave.

  2. Grant Price

    Its not idiotic. Don’t be hating on something that took someone else a long time to put together (unless you have already made your own list that is not “idiotic” and doesn’t contain any vocals). The Silent Ballet’s Top 50 Instrumentals is an amazing list of music, and the use of the choir in some tracks is absolutely beautiful. It seems as though everyone in the world these days is very quick to be negative about other people’s work, instead of just acknowledging the fact that they put a lot of time and work into it- something that most of the haters out there don’t do.