Part two of Feral Five’s Top 10 Albums. Part one is over here.
PiL – Flowers Of Romance
Lydon, Atkins and Levene produced a brilliant album. We love the image we have in our heads, of Lydon playing his Stroh violin on this one.
Public Service Broadcasting – Inform, Educate, Entertain
“Out of the past and into your future comes this news”, intelligently sampled news archive and stirring compositions really got to us in 2013.
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Juju
We like this album for its dark, double-edged punk/art-rock. Saw Siouxsie perform at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown last year, kicking it up big time, with Viv Albertine supporting.
Tricky – Maxinquaye
Highlights for us include a cover of Public Enemy’s ‘Black Steel’ (possibly better than the original), use of Smashing Pumpkins samples, quoting David Sylvian. the brilliant Martina Topley-Bird and incomparable Alison Goldfrapp on vox.
White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
Okay, Jack shows us how it’s done, but it’s Megan we’d really love to have play drums for us.
Part one is over here.
All words by Paul Scott-Bates. Article first appeared on Paul’s website hiapop Blog here. More of Paul’s writing on Louder Than War can be found here. Paul is working hard to save Radio Lancashire’s On The Wire, the BBCs longest running alternative music programme. Follow him on twitter as @saveonthewire for all On The Wire news or follow hiapop Blog on Twitter, @hiapop.