So, Sunshine Playroomâ€™s Top 10 Albums of the decade continues with the top five. Iâ€™ve already discussed Flight Of The Conchords, The Cure, Suzanne Vega, Lloyd Cole and Sia, but who will top the tree? Will it be an old stalwart from decades past, or someone new? Before I reveal all, Iâ€™ll just take a moment to mention a few albums that didnâ€™t make the Top 10. These are also highly recommended. The Eels Daisies Of The Galaxy (2000), New Order Get Ready (2001), The Bangles Doll Revolution (2003), Homespun Homespun (2003) and Elbow Cast Of Thousands (2003) were all
Living legend and papier-mÃ¢chÃ© headed Frank Sidebottom has just released a new compilation on Cherry Red Records called E, F, G & H. It’s a long overdue follow up to his first compilation for the label A, B, C & D – The Best Of, which was first released in 1997. Featuring 31 tracks, E, F, G & H sees Frank perform fantastic versions of classics by The Smiths, Kylie, Bros, Queen and The Sex Pistols. In addition to other hits and new tracks written by Frank himself. Frank has been an ace entertainer in the showbiz world since the
The NME recently published their list of the best albums released during this decade in their opinion. The Strokes Is This It topped the poll. As expected a lot of debate has ensued elsewhere, and people have been discussing their own choices. So for a bit of fun I thought I’d post my own Top 10 here on Sunshine Playroom. In time honored tradition I’ll do so in reverse order, so read on for the start of the countdown. Let us know if you agree with any of the choices here at Sunshine Playroom. What you are your favourites? 10.
Rapper and DJ, Derek Boland, died last week (Nov 15th) of a heart attack at the age of 44. Under the name of Derek B he had two Top 20 hits in 1988. Boland became one of the first UK rappers to appear on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops. Derek was born in London, and began his DJ career at the age of 15. He DJ’ed around London, before going on to play for pirate radio. After that he set up his own station WBLS before he joined Simon Harris’s Music Of Life label in an A&R role. In