Sunday, 28 December 2014

Top Fives - Artists never to make the Hottest 100

A cursory glance at almost every list I've published yields some link to Triple J's Hottest 100. With voting now open for 2014, before looking at which songs made my shortlist, I've decided to revisit five artists that have never placed in the top 100.

Ground rules: they need to be artists that I have actually voted for, in the annual countdowns, at a time voting was limited to 10 songs. Bands like Machine Head (I didn't vote when songs from Burn My Eyes would have been eligible, and their most recent work hasn't been on Triple J's shortlist) miss out for this reason (my notes around my voting history go back to 1998 (and while I can be held accountable for "Got the Life", I directed no votes in the way of "Pretty Fly" that year)).

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Top Fives - Album closing tracks

A while back I listed my favourite side one, track ones. As it's been a while since I put up a list, I decided to go with a variation of a theme and go with closing tracks. A few rules here... no bonus songs (for example, "No Shelter" on Battle of Los Angeles), hidden tracks ("Mr E's beautiful blues") or live albums ("Where did you sleep last night?" from Nirvana's Unplugged).