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Best Local CDs of 2010: Brian McElhiney

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Brian McElhiney – the staff music writer at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady – has served up his list of the Best Local CDs of the Year (behind paywall), and it’s quite an eclectic mix of music:

Rob Skane’s “Phantom Power Trip”
Phantogram’s “Eyelid Movies”
Tom McWatters’ “A Beast Among the Civilized”
Skeletons in the Piano’s “Stranger on a Damned Staircase”
Tern Rounders’ “Tern Rounders”
BEWARE! The Other Head of Science’s “Big American Godzilla Party”
Mike Grutka’s “February Sessions”
John Scarpulla’s “Before the Streetlights Come On”
Michael-Louis Smith’s “Portrait of MLS”
Flakjacket’s “Almost Always Never”

Got a Best of 2010 list that you’d like to contribute? Best concerts of the year? Best local music moments of the year? Best whatever? Please send it along to greg@nippertown.com

THE 2010 LIST OF LISTS:
Most Disappointing Concerts of 2010: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Albums of the Year: Justin Mikulka
Best Capital Region Theater of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of the Year: Art:21
Best Albums of the Year: Spin Magazine
Most Disappointing Capital Region Concert Cancellations of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Television Commercials of the Year: TV Squad
Best Feature Films of the Year: Roger Ebert
Best Albums of the Year: Brian Patneaude
Best TV Character Deaths of the Year: Entertainment Weekly
Best Viral Videos of the Year: Videogum
Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of the Year: Billboard
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s J Hunter
Best Country Albums: The Boot
Best Albums of the Year: WEXT’s Chris Wienk
Best TV Music Moments of the Year: Treble
Best Book Covers of the Year: The L Magazine
Best Folk Albums of the Year: About.com Guide
Best Albums of the Year: We Are Not a Rock Band
Best Movies of the Year: Christian Science Monitor
Best Television Shows of the Year: Channel Surfing
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Andrzej Pilarczyk
Best Music Videos of the Year: IFC
Best Books of the Year: The New York Times Book Review
Best Live Acts of the Year: Paste Magazine
Best Poetry Books of the Year: Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker
Best Albums of the Year: Andy Maroney
Best Movie Titles of the Year That Sounded Like Porn, But, Alas, Were Not Porn: Movieline
Best DVDs of the Year: Rolling Stone
Best Albums of the Year: NME
Best Fiction of the Year: Salon
Best Jazz Albums of the Year: A Blog Supreme
Best Albums of the Year: Tim Livingston
Best Albums of the Year: Filter Magazine
Best Albums of the Year: Mojo Magazine

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Media Watch: Brian McElhiney Goes to Devo

Monday, August 9th, 2010

And, yes, that’s The Daily Gazette’s Brian McElhiney at the start of this video footage of Devo at Northern Lights. Does he seem just a leetle excited to you?

(Related story: Our review of Devo at Northern Lights)

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