Saturday, 5 September 2009

So Much To Answer For: Cottonopolis Top 20 LPs

We were asked to name our top 20 albums by Manchester-based artists for a forthcoming feature for SoundProof magazine. We limited ourselves to two LPs per band and based our selections purely on what our favourite records were, i.e. we're not suggesting it's definitive. Sadly there was no room for Proud Mary. Obviously this has given us the perfect excuse to post a load of great music [in alphabetical order]...

1. Autechre – Tri Repetae (Warp) [1995]



2. Buzzcocks – Love Bites (United Artists) [1978]


3. A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard and the Ballroom (Factory) [1980]

Do the Du.mp3 [YSI]

4. Diagram Brothers - Some Marvels of Modern Science (New Hormones) [1981]



5. Electronic – Electronic (Factory) [1991]



6. The Fall – Live At The Witch Trials (Step Forward) [1979]

Industrial Estate.mp3 [YSI]

7. The Fall – Hex Education Hour (Kamera) [1982]



8. A Guy Called Gerald – Black Secret Technology (Juice Box) [1995]



9. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (Factory) [1979]

Disorder.mp3 [YSI]

10. Joy Division – Closer (Factory) [1980]



11. New Order – Power Corruption Lies (Factory) [1983]



12. Magazine – Real Life (Virgin) [1978]



13. Magazine – The Correct Use Of Soap (Virgin) [1980]

Because You're Frightened.mp3 [YSI]

14. Morrissey – Vauxhall and I (Parlophone) [1994]



15. The Smiths – The Smiths (Rough Trade) [1984]



16. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (Rough Trade) [1986]

The Queen is Dead.mp3 [YSI]

17. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (Silvertone) [1989]



18. Von Südenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions (Domino) [2007]

Fledermaus Can't Get It.mp3
[YSI]

19. World Of Twist – Quality Street (Circa) [1991]



20. 808 State – Newbuild (Creed) [1988]


Thoughts etc. welcome.

1 comment:

the said...

What a fantastic list of songs. It feels like you've stolen my record collection but I'm happy to share all of these.

Respect to you!