Posted in music on December 20, 2012

The Cribs @ MHOW, April 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)
The Cribs

After a stint with legendary guitar-slinger Johnny Marr joining the group, The Cribs slimmed back to their all-Jarman power trio line-up for this year's In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, their best album in a while which made Best of 2012 lists from NME and The Fly. Currently residing here in Brooklyn (where he's working on an album with Jen Turner), frontman Ryan Jarman was nice enough to give us his Top 10 Tracks of the year. He prefaces his list with this:

I tend to see end of year lists as like homework or something so it always gets done at the very last minute. However, now I live in Brooklyn I thought it was good form to make the effort for the local rag so here is my quickly thrown together top 10 tracks of the year.
Ryan and Jen's band, Exclamation Pony were added as an opener to the previously discussed Mission of Burma show in NYC on January 18 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Ryan's top 10 picks are below, complete with commentary and streams...

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Ryan Jarman of The Cribs' Top 10 Tracks of 2012
In no particular order...

Teeth - "Medicine Out"
-the saddest thing about last year was John Grabski III being cut down in his prime, whilst churning out some of the heaviest, most rockin' music in years.

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This Many Boyfriends - "(I Should Be A) Communist"
I should probably be sick of this song cos I produced it, but I aren't. Great naive, sweet, catchy pop.

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Cheatahs - "The Swan"

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Bobby Conn - "Underground Vktm"
Any year with a new Conn man record is a good year for music.

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Thrillionaire - "Wie Gehts?"
My favourite this year/next year/whenever you choose to ask me:

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Tampasm - "Darling Self Destruct"
OK so it shouldn't really have come out this year, it should have been '97, but their label dropped them and they finally put it out themselves this year. Kick ass Brighton femme punk:

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Keith Burton and his Beef Curtain - Scollop Butty EP
Think this was supposed to be part of a singles club but it sold so badly he never put anymore out. I want my fiver back.

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September Girls - Wanting More
Paula and Caoimhe's best incarnation yet.

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Martin Creed - "Fuck Off"
"you see, I think the fact that me and Martin have the same birthday is the reason we feel so close to each other, you know"?

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Sun Foot - Extra Pool EP
Portland guitar swing.

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Now check out lists from Art Brut and Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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Comments (12)

I was waiting for this list! Out of every band and random members list I can't believe here it is. All i need now is the #17 member of Poyphonic Sprees top 10 and then my year is made!

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 12:57 PM

Still waiting for Buckeye Shrimper's top 10.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 1:01 PM

Ugly music, ugly man, ugly haircut. Welcome to America, asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | December 21, 2012 1:30 PM

Ugly post, ugly anonymous poster ^^

Posted by Anonymous | December 23, 2012 10:04 PM

Cool. By the by...I'm taking a turd as I type. Muhuhahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa...... sigh.....

Posted by asian guy | December 24, 2012 7:33 AM

Nice top 10! Great music, great man, iconic haircut!

Posted by JohnnyIdKid | December 24, 2012 8:42 AM

Still waiting for Buckeye Shrimper's top 10.

Posted by Mstaml | December 28, 2012 4:01 AM

I'll give you mine instead, k?
1. pinterrest
2. ali lawn
3. Miley's new do
4. Ke$ha
5. XTina singing beautiful on the voice
6. Solange
7. Amanda Palmer
8. Lana Dell Ray
9. KONY 2012
10. Chick Filet

Posted by 11:48 forever | December 28, 2012 5:19 AM

Awesome. Liked most of them a good amount, thank you Jarman!

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 2:08 PM

Your article is a mixed feeling. But it remains the best in his own style!!!

Posted by Number Book | March 31, 2013 9:48 AM

I love the hair styles

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