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2010 – Drunk Girls

April 9th, 2019 · Posted by Skuds in Music · No Comments · Music

2010 was a bit of a blur for me. A busy year. There was a general election in May and I was standing against Francis Maude in Horsham. Although there was almost zero chance of winning (Fortunately. I don’t think I would like to be an MP!) I wanted to put in a good effort and use it as a way to generate more activity and membership in the Horsham party. I think people were quite surprised to see us pop up with a Labour street stall in Billingshurst. After all that, I moved house and that is always stressful.

It was possibly the Herculean task of packing all my books, CDs and DVDs that persuaded me I have too much stuff and led to me cutting back on buying too much more. At the beginning of the year my ginger kitten got run over and I got a replacement, Diego, who has had more luck and is still with us.I still found time to discover some new and new-to-me artists via the modern wonder of Spotify, the best of which was surely Janelle Monae and her album ArchAndroid. What an amazing album, and what amazing videos there were to go with it. By chance I discovered Fat Freddy’s Drop through their Live at Roundhouse album. Who knew that New zealand reggae would be so good? In 2010 you couldn’t miss Robyn because she released three albums, all of them very enjoyable.

That other New Zealand band Crowded House released a new album, Elton John had a duet with Leon Russell, and Yazoo released a live album – so all the previous stages of my life were still throwing up new albums.

I did like Mark Ronson’s album Record Collection, especially the Bike Song track, but it was eclipsed by Dan le Sac vs Scroobium Pip’s album The Logic of Chance. It contained three standout tracks that mixed beats, humour, poetry and social commentary – Sick Tonight, Great Britain and Get Better. I think they all have videos on YouTube.

But the song that I kept going back to was Drunk Girls by LCD Soundsystem. How had I missed out on them before? And why did I only come across them just as they/he was calling it a day? Fortunately 2010 saw the band release not just a new album but an album of sessions that functioned as a decent best-of, so it was easy enough to get up to speed.

I always consider myself to be more of a rocker, but yet again it is a dance song that best represents a year for me and Drunk Girls is the track for 2010.

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