Top 10 Lists 2018 #23
Jim Carroll is hilarious on U2 in his occasional Rattler series on RTE's Barnstorm, in a great line from it about why music matters: "There is absolutely nothing here which resembles a song which will change your life, turn the world upside down, put goose pimples on your arm, make you play it again or want you to play it for someone else."
Hope ye enjoy the rest of the break and find some things in the lists to add to your entertainment debt for 2019!
Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Duit!
Album of the year
- Jon Hopkins - Singularity
- Low - Double Negative
- Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
- Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance
- Beach House - 7
- Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
- Belle & Sebastian - How to solve our human problems
- Villagers - The Art of Pretending to Swim
Gig of the year
- Nick Cave & Patti Smith, Kilmainham - 6 June
Film of the year
- Three Billboard outside Ebbing, Missouri
- You were never really here
- Free Solo
- Lady bird
- Black '47
- Black Panther
- Phanthom Thread
- A quiet Place
TV of the year
- Better Call Saul S04
Check out this year's lists.
The link allows navigation through all 20 lists.
Updates always welcome if ye remember stuff missed or someone else wants to make a contribution.
- Jan 6
- Markie B keeps his streak alive!. See how Mark did his list in markdown, so easy when writing your list, he copied and pasted me the text on the left. Thanks to all who did the same or HTML, it makes my life easier and makes your list prettier!
- Tom added gadget and articles, updated music honourable mentions and small screen films & documentaries
- Some movement in the music and film overall top 10
- Jan 7: Richie keeps his streak going! And takes us to 20 contributors to continue a streak begun in 2000. Still 2 more kind of promised too!
- Jan 8: Tom: How did I forget my hike of the year, the Cuilcagh boardwalk trail
- Jan 9: Added Gig of the year as a lot mentioned it\forgot to mention it
- Jan 10:
- Jan 16: Tom added Breakfast of the year & the forgotten destination of the year!
- Jan 28: Tom added info on Powerglide
- Mar 12: Tom added forgotten song "Bells & Circles" & broke out song of the year
All the previous lists are navigable via the contributors icon below.