Alternative-top-40 - Monolith Cocktail

 

Along with a myriad of equally fine and independent music/cultural blogs, the Monolith Cocktail is now hosting Universal Horse’s  ‘Alternative Top Forty’ chart.;  as chosen by you.  

 

The Alternative Top 40 is a monthly music chart shared across multiple music blogs, and a great way of discovering music you might not have heard elsewhere. You can contribute to the #AltTop40 by simply naming your favourite tracks of the moment – for full details of how to nominate music, see the latest post about the chart at Universal Horse. Here’s this month’s edition:

 

1. Jack Adaptor – Get It Right First Time

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2. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni

3. Hazel Winter – YDFLM

4. Swans – She Loves Us

5. Lana del Rey – West Coast

6. Parquet Courts – Bodies Made Of

7. Rabit – Red Candles

8. Jemima Surrender – My Little Brother

9. St Vincent – Your Lips Are Red

10. Kogumaza – NB / Kолокол / Ursids




11. Patrick Duff – Thought Birds / +
12. SJ Esau – Frustrating / +
13. Fingersnap – Blackbirds / +
14. Tune-Yards – Gangsta / +
15. Alicia Catling – Mighty Fine / +
16. Laurel Halo – Supersymmetry / +
17. Sia – Chandelier / +
18. Julie Fowlis – Ged a Sheol Mi Air M’aineol / +
19. Bob Mould – The War / +
20. Marilyn Manson – Disposable Teens / +
21. Happyness – Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste the Same / +
22. Daisy Victoria – Macbeth to my Lady / +
23. Tape Waves – Looking at the Sun / +
24. Roddy Frame – Postcard / +
25. Steve Mason – All Come Down/ +
26. Robert Plant – Little Maggie / +
27. SJ Esau – Soul II Skull / +
28. Carla Bozulich – Lazy Crossbones / +
29. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks / +
30. Jemima Surrender – Anathema / +
31. Michael O’Neill – Cheetham Hill Speed Scene / +
32. Melt Yourself Down – Fix My Life / +
33. Mankind – Blood Sugar / +
34. Shacklock Meth Party – Johnny B Goode/ +
35. Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich / +
36. Patrick Duff – Maria / +
37. Tune-Yards – Left Behind / +
38. Path – Apocalyptica feat. Sandra Nasic / +
39. Camper van Beethoven – It Was Like That When We Got Here / +
40. Archie Bronson Outfit – In White Relief / +

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Countering the hyperbole of its garish and blander commercial chart, The Alternative Top 40 is a regular music chart shared across multiple music blogs, and a great way of discovering music you might not have heard elsewhere. We are delighted to be among those blogs involved in sharing this list, which is created from nominations from you and compiled by the website Universal Horse.

To contribute to the next #AltTop40 all you have to do is suggest your favourite tracks of the moment to Universal Horse via their online form – or email them at alternativetop40@gmail.com by Saturday 3rd January.


Here’s this month’s edition:

1. Michael O’Neill – Cheetham Hill Speed Scene

2. Robert Plant – Little Maggie

3. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni

4. Grumbling Fur – All the Rays (East India Youth remix)

5. Cassetteboy – Cameron’s Conference Rap

6. Hazel Winter – Y.D.F.L.M.

7. Vessel – Red Sex

8. The Bug feat. Warrior Queen – Fuck U

9. Deerhoof – Exit Only

10. Alex Dingley – Knuckle Bone



11. SJ Esau – Soul II Skull / +
12. Lowell – The Bells / +
13. Stop Motion Orchestra – Mystery Grandma / +
14. Boxcar Aldous Huxley – The Slow Decline of the London Necropolis Railway / +
15. Vietcong – Oxygen Feed / +
16. Kogumaza – NB / Kолокол / Ursids / +
17. Yellow Creatures – Spinning Orange Catherine Peel / +
18. Perfume Genius – Fool / +
19. The Feminists – Schnippi / +
20. New Cowboy Builders – Black Moses / +
21. SJ Esau – Frustrating / +
22. Mogwai – Teenage Exorcists / +
23. Amanda Palmer – The Killing Type +
24. Hamell on Trial – Happiest Man in the World / +
25. Camera – Synchron / +
26. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) / +
27. Mano’s Daughter – You / +
28. Mylets – Hungover Tehran / +
29. Perfume Genius – Queen / +
30. The Death of Pop – Whenever / +
31. By the Rivers – Vultures / +
32. Rachael Dadd – Strike Our Scythes / +
33. Kate Tempest – Circles / +
34. Marianne Faithfull – Late Victorian Holocaust / +
35. The Wytches – Burn Out the Bruise / +
36. The History of Apple Pie – Special Girl / +
37. Logos feat. Mumdance – Wut it Do / +
38. The Brackish – Surf’s Down / +
39. Kate Bush – There Goes a Tenner / +
40. Metal Office – Downard / +





Compiled by Universal Horse.

We are pleased to announce our continuing role in hosting and contributing towards the Alternative Top Forty, with the first chart of 2015. See below for details of how you can take part. 

 

Alternative-top-40 - Monolith Cocktail


The Alternative Top 40 is a regular music chart shared across multiple music blogs, and a great way of discovering music you might not have heard elsewhere. We are delighted to be among those blogs involved in sharing this list, which is created from nominations from you and compiled by the website Universal Horse.

To contribute to the next #AltTop40 all you have to do is suggest your favourite tracks of the moment to Universal Horse via their online form – or email them a top 5 at alternativetop40@gmail.com by Saturday 4th April.

Here’s this month’s edition (note that for its January edition Universal Horse only counts releases from the previous 12 months, making this a de facto ‘tracks of the year’ list):

1. Vessel – Red Sex

2. Eels – Where I’m Going

3. Wenonoah – Hide

4. Copeland (Ft. Actress) – Advice to Young Girls

5. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni

6. Boxcar Aldous Huxley – The Slow Decline of the London Necropolis Railway

7. Rabit – Red Candles

8. Swans – She Loves Us

9. SJ Esau – Soul II Skull

10. Robert Plant – Little Maggie



11. Die Antwoord – Ugly Boy / +
12. The Brackish – Surf’s Down / +
13. Rachael Dadd – Strike Our Scythes / +
14. Bob Mould – I Don’t Know You Any More / +
15. Perfume Genius – Queen / +
16. Alex Dingley – Knuckle Bone / +
17. New Cowboy Builders – Black Moses / +
18. Deerhoof – Exit Only / +
19. Gulp – Vast Space / +
20. Yasmine Hamdane – Hal / +
21. The War on Drugs – Red Eyes / +
22. The Spitfires – I’m Holding On +
23. Marilyn Manson – Third Day of a Seven Day Binge / +
24. The Bug feat. Manga – Function / +
25. La Dispute – Extraordinary Dinner Party / +
26. Papernut Cambridge – Nutflake Social / +
27. tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain / +
28. Paul Orwell – Tell Me, Tell Me / +
29. Tape Waves – Looking at the Sun / +
30. Grumbling Furs – All the Rays / +
31. Downard – Metal Office / +
32. Porcelain – My Friend Paranoia / +
33. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Herod 2014 / +
34. Xiu Xiu – Stupid in the Dark/ +
35. Psyence – Chemicals for Breakfast / +
36. Happyness – Great Minds Think Alike, All Brains Taste the Same / +
37. Henry Blacker – Pullin Like a Dray / +
38. Adrienne Lenker and Buck Meek – A Better Time to Meet / +
39. The Van Allen Belt – Clouds/ +
40. The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program – Always Forgetting with You / +

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