January 22, 2010

Aus-Rotten - Fuck Nazi Sympathy

Okay, first download post of the decade. Congrats on me. Not only is this the first post of the decade, but it's also the first Crust Punk post I've ever done. Yeah, recently I've been getting into some Crust stuff, exploring other areas of music per say. Not only is it the first Crust/Decade post, but it's also the first post that I'm doing without breaking any laws! Yeah, when Aus-Rotten released this infamous EP back in 1994 on Havoc Records, they actually wrote "Fuck Copyright Aus-Rotten" on the back.


1. Tuesday, May 18th, 1993
2. Vietnam is Back '94
3. Fuck Nazi Sympathy
4. A.I.D.S.
5. Where Their Children Are


Oh yes, almost forgot. I'd like to give a shout out to Darlin' Grave of the Deathrock bands All Gone Dead, The Readership Hostile... and to Tony Havoc of Scarlet's Remains, who recently had a baby, named Scarlett, 4 days ago :D

January 17, 2010

Apologies for the near future

Apologies for all the Alternative music lovers and followers of sexinsecret but for the near future I [Brandon] will not be updating this site too frequently due to computer difficulties. The reasoning for this is because that my laptop, is currently having terrible problems with itself such as overheating and all that crap which prevents any uploading. However, if anyone is willing too, I'd be happy to allow someone else to temporarily run the blog and update posts. If anyone's interested, please send me a message, or leave a notification in the comments section.


Brandon :)

January 4, 2010

40 Essential Alternative Albums of the 00's

Okay, that decade went by sooner then we realized! I think it'd be great to look at the great Alternative musical artifacts of the decade. I've included some records in this essential list that are infact quite well known, and are on the edge of what we consider mainstream (this is where the hypocrisy of Alternative music seeps in). Whereas some may only be known to only a few closely knit people. Either way, lets go:

40 Essential Alternative albums of the 00’s

All Gone Dead - Fallen & Forgotten - An excellent piece of the Deathrock revival of the 00's
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not - Post-Britpop at its best (as it sucked)
Bauhaus - Go Away White - Even reformed bands can make good albums
Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash - A golden monument of Electroclash
The Birthday Massacre - Violet - The most haunting Synthrock record ever made
Bloc Party - Intimacy
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Horse Of The Dog - A Garage-Punk-Gothabilly classic for all fans of the genre
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
The Horrors - Primary Colours - Europhic, dark, intricate, loud and psychedelic
The Horrors - Strange House
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future - Nu Rave was a short lived fad, this is a long lived record
Leftover Crack - Mediocre Generica
M83 - Saturdays = Youth - Synthgazing masterpiece
MC Lars - The Graduate - The Godfather of Post-Punk Laptop Rap at his godliest moment
Mindless Self Indulgence - You’ll Rebel To Anything - Synthrock masterpiece, it's the Birthday Massacre, except gothless and Hip Hop influenced
Mr. Lif - Emergency Rations
My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade - I personally despise 4th-Wave Emo bands, but these guys just shot a bullet in my head
Neils Children - Something Perpetual
Paralitikos - Roma No Paga Traidores
Placebo - Black Market Music
Placebo - Covers
Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches
Radiohead - Kid A - Brought underground forms of Electronic into the mainstream atmosphere
Rammstein - Reise, Reise - What was left of Industrial Metal following the genre's downward spiralling
Robots in Disguise - Get RID!
Robots in Disguise - We’re In The Music Biz
Sex Gang Children - Bastard Art
She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge
The Strokes - Room Of Fire
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only
Various Artists - Who’s America? (Def Jux) - For all to remember Left-Leaning Anti-War and Anti-Bush Hip Hop of the decade
Various Artists - Yes New York (Wolfgang Morden) - An insight into the New York Alternative scene of the early 00's that centered around
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz!