Nerds Attack! Music industry favourites of 2014 (Top 5)

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Siamo alla seconda parte della nostra adunata referendaria. Dopo le scelte dello staff di Nerds Attack! è il turno degli “addetti ai lavori” (dal Pleistocene li etichettiamo amorevolmente così perchè scrivere “musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry” ci è sempre sembrato un pochino troppo lungo…) che aprono la pista al risultato finale di prossima pubblicazione comprensivo anche dei voti dei lettori (un altro record di appassionata partecipazione). Poche le righe a contorno di queste imprevedibili, curiose, attente cinquine, che doverosamente devono aprirsi con i ringraziamenti di cuore a tutti gli amici e colleghi che hanno voluto anche quest’anno mettersi in gioco. Perchè di un divertente giochino in fondo si tratta che però risulta sempre assai utile per scoprire tutta quella “musica” che magari abbiamo colpevolmente o inconsapevolmente dimenticato. Un grazie speciale alle preziose guest star straniere, alle new entry, ai ritorni, ai puntuali abitudinari che in tempi stretti hanno inviato le liste richieste, a quelli che la manderanno un po’ in ritardo (per questo occhio agli aggiornamenti!). Il pensiero corre anche a tutti gli altri interpellati a formulare una Top 5, grazie lo stesso, sarà per il prossimo anno (forse). Buona lettura.

[Alberto ASQUINI]
Il Fatto Quotidiano/Onda Rock
1. Vladislav DELAY – Visa
2. NADJA + UOCHI TOKI – Cystema Solari
3. Vanessa ROSSETTO – Whole Stories
4. GROUPER – Ruins
5. LUSSURIA – Industriale Illuminato

[Gabriele BARONE]
Il Fatto Quotidiano
1. Wilko JOHNSON/Roger DALTREY – Going Back Home
2. The NEW CHRISTS – Incantations
3. The FLESHTONES – Wheel of Talent
4. DOME LA MUERTE AND THE DIGGERS – Supersadobabi
5. STEEPLEJACK – Dream Market Radio

[Christian BLAND]
The Black Angels/The Revelators
1. TOTAL CONTROLTypical System (Melbourne, Australian post punkers, the sound of 2088 today)
2. APACHE DROPOUTHeavy Window (Lysergic Bubblegum Stomp created in Bloomington, Indiana)
3. WHITE FENCE…For the Recently Found Innocent (Tim Presleys’ 6th album recorded by Ty Segall, California soaked psychedelic pop)
4. TEMPLES – Sun Structures (“Modern British psychedelia, 12-strings, organs, and Byrd-sy harmonies)
5. Ty SEGALL – Manipulator (7th studio album from San Frans fuzzed out garage rock master)

[Francesco BOMMARTINI]
Writer
1. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
2. NON VOGLIO CHE CLARA – L’amore fin che dura
3. SLEAFORD MODS – Divide and Exit
4. SHELLAC – Dude Incredible
5.The BLACK BEAT MOVEMENT – The Black Beat Movement

[Christian BRIZIOBELLO]
Bomba Dischi/Circolo degli Artisti/Sporco Impossibile
1. DALHOUS – Will To Be Well
2. ALDOUS HARDING – s/t
3. FOXES IN FICTION – Ontario Gothic
4. ANAΣΤΕΝΑΡΙΑ – Music Of The Fire Walkers
5. Jon PORRAS – Light Divide

[Pepe CARPITELLA]
Dj Circolo degli Artisti
1. BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Rip This
2. CUSTOMS – Market
3. BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Revelation
4. CARIBOU – Our Love
5. SLEAFORD MODS – Divide And Exit

[Chiara “Karse” CARSENZOLA]
Radio Deejay
1. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
2. BECK – Morning Phase
3. STEEL PANTHER – All You Can Eat
4 . Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
5. TEMPLES – Sun Structures

[Marco CAVALIERI]
Radio Popolare Roma
1. NADA – Occupo Poco Spazio
2. STRAWBS – Prognostic
3. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
4. Marianne FAITHFULL – Give My Love To London
5. LE LUCI – Costellazioni

[Giuseppe CELANO]
Extra! Music Magazine
1. SHELLAC – Dude Incredible
2. Neneh CHERRY – The Blank Project
3. TEMPLES – Sun Structures
4. SOEN – Tellurian
5. EDDA – Stavolta Come Mi Ammazzerai?

[Giovanni CERRO]
Radio Città Aperta
1. FOO FIGHTERS – Sonic Highways
2. J MASCIS – Tied To A Star
3. The NOTWIST – Close To The Glass
4. SHELLAC – Dude Incredible
5. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto

[Francesco CERRONI]
Tour Manager
1. TEMPLES – Sun Structures
2. BECK – Morning Phase
3. TIMBER TIMBREHot Dreams
4. MAZESWooden Aquarium
5. ALLAH-LASWorship The Sun

[Cristiano CERVONI]
Radio Città Futura
1. SWANS – To Be Kind
2. BECK – Morning Phase
3. THEE SILVER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA – Fuck Off Get…
4. Neneh CHERRY – The Blank Project
5. EDDA – Stavolta Come Mi Ammazzerai?

[Emanuele CHITI]
Agenzia Opificio 33/Ufficio Stampa Cut Press
1. Neneh CHERRY – The Blank Project
2. Sharon VAN ETTEN – Are We There
3. MERCHANDISE – After The End
4. TRAIL OF DEAD – IX
5. PROTOMARTYR – Under Color of Official Right

[Chiara COLLI]
Zero/Radio Città Aperta/Il Mucchio
1. LAY LLAMAS – Ostro
2. The SOUNDCARRIERS – Entropicalia
3. HOOKWORMS – The Hum
4. Ty SEGALL – Manipulator
5. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM – Mosaic Within Mosaics

[Liborio CONCA]
Il Mucchio/Minima & Moralia
1. OUGHT – More Than Any Other Day
2. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
3. Paolo BENVEGNU’ – Earth Hotel
4. Sharon VAN ETTEN – Are We There
5. The NOTWIST – Close To The Glass

[Daniele DANDADDY]
Videomaker
1. The BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Revelation
2. Ty SEGALL – Manipulator
3. BECK – Morning Phase
4. Angel OLSENBurn Your Fire For No Witness
5. GOAT – Commune

[Giancarlo DE CHIRICO]
Extra! Music Magazine
1. SCOTT WALKER & SUNN O))) – Soused
2. SWANS – To Be Kind
3. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
4. BECK – Morning Phase
5. WARPAINT – Warpaint

[Fabio DE MARCO]
DNA Concerti
1. SUN KIL MOON – Benji
2. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
3. TIMBER TIMBRE – Hot Dreams
4. Sharon VAN ETTEN – Are We There
5. Mac DeMARCO – Salad Days

[Francesco DONADIO]
Classic Rock/Extra Music Magazine
1. SCOTT WALKER & SUNN O))) – Soused
2. THE WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
3. SOHN – Tremors
4. PIXIES – Indie Cindy
5. SUN KIL MOON – Benji

[Andrea ESU]
L-ektrica
1. TV ON THE RADIO – Seeds
2. THE WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
3. GLASS ANIMALS – Zaba
4. JUNGLE – Jungle
5. Todd TERJE – It’s Album Time

[Claudio GALLORINI]
Rebel Rebel
1. APHEX TWIN – Syro
2. OBJEKT – Flatland
3. Andy STOTT – Faith In Strangers
4. KANGDING RAY – Solens Arc
5. SWANS – To Be Kind

[Nicola GERUNDINO]
Zero
1. Tylor McFERRIN – Easy Riser
2. Jenny HVAL & SUSANNAMeshes Of Voice
3. OBJEKTFlatland
4. MAN FOREVER & SO PERCUSSIONRyonen
5. Benjamin BOOKERBenjamin Booker/Tara Jane O’NEILWhere Shine New Lights

[Sandro GIORELLO]
Rockit
1. CLAP! CLAP!Tayi Bebba
2. Riccardo SINIGALLIAPer Tutti
3. GHEMONOrchidee
4. ZUGoodnight, Civilization EP
5. LE LUCI DELLA CENTRALE ELETTRICACostellazioni

[Enza GRIECO]
ElectricPriest
1. Ty SEGALL – Manipulator
2. Leonard COHEN – Popular Problems
3. SCOTT WALKER & SUNN O))) – Soused
4. Neneh CHERRY – Blank Project
5. EARTH – Primitive and Deadly

[Jessica GUASTELLA]
VIVO Concerti
1. ROYAL BLOOD – Royal Blood
2. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
3. CARIBOU – Our Love
4. SLEAFORD MODS – Divide And Exit
5. The WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream

[Davide IURLANO]
Grinding Halt
1. FIRE! ORCHESTRA – Enter
2. SLEAFORD MODS – Divide and Exit
3. LAY LLAMAS – Ostro
4. The WYTCHES – Annabel Dream Reader
5. RAMONA LISA – Arcadia

[Damir IVIC]
Soundwall/Il Mucchio
1. PLAID – Reachy Prints
2. Fhloston PARADIGM – The Phoenix
3. Taylor McFERRIN – Early Riser
4. Ben FROST – Aurora
5. MOIRE – Shelter

[Sonny KAY]
Angel Hair/The VSS/ex-Gold Standard Labs
1. ADEBISI SHANK – This is the Third Album of…
2. RUN THE JEWELS – RTJ2
3. THE BUG – Angels and Devils
4. DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
5. HAIRY SANDS – Tears

[Giuseppe LOMONACO]
Radio Rock
1. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
2. The AFGHAN WHIGS – Do To The Beast
3. FOO FIGHTERS – Sonic Highways
4. KASABIAN – 48:13
5. ROYAL BLOOD – Royal Blood

[Lorenzo LUCIDI]
Rai Radio 1
1. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
2. Sharon VAN ETTEN – Are We There
3. GOAT – Commune
4. BECK – Morning Phase
5. REAL ESTATE – Atlas

[Fiona MACKAY]
Live Nation
1. BECK – Morning Phase
2. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
3. ROYAL BLOOD – Royal Blood
4. LIARS – Mess
5. Sinéad O’CONNOR – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss

[Nicola MANZAN]
Bologna Violenta
1. BECK – Morning Phase
2. STORM{O} – Sospesi Nel Vuoto…
3. ABOVE THE TREE & DRUM ENSEMBLE DU BEAT – Cave_Man
4. IL PAN DEL DIAVOLOFolkaRockaBoom
5. Fabrizio FERRIMe Pare Ajere

[Bruno MIRABELLA]
Le Mura/Big Mountain County
1. KING GIZZARD and The LIZZARD WIZARD – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
2. Tommy GUERRERO – No Mean’s Land
3. SWANS – To Be Kind
4. PARQUET COURTS – Content Nausea
5. Mac DeMARCO – Salad Days

[Justin PEARSON]
The Locust/RETOX/Head Wound City
1. DOOMSDAY STUDENTA Walk Through Hysteria Park
2. BIRDMANOriginal Drum Score by Antonio Sanchez
3. HABITSUnselves In Arrival
4. BROWNOUTBrownout Presents Brown Sabbath
5. WARSAWWASRAWSensitizer

[Gianluigi PECCERILLO]
Dance Like Shaquille O’Neal
1. Andy STOTTFaith In Strangers
2. FKA TIWGS – LP1
3. OBJEKTFlatland
4. Mac DeMARCOSalad Days
5. SLACKKPalm Tree Fire

[Annachiara PIPINO]
DNA Concerti
1. Sharon JONES & The DAPKINGSGive The People What They Want
2. The BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Revelation
3. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
4. Ty SEGALL – Manipulator
5. OUGHT – More Than Any Other Day

[Gianluca POLVERARI]
Radio Città Aperta/Roma Suona/Rockerilla
1. THE JUAN MACLEAN – In A Dream
2. AVEC LE SOLEIL SORTANTDE SA BOUCHE – Zubberdust
3. ABOVE THE TREE & DRUM ENSEMBLE DU BEAT – Cave_Man
4. DEATH HAS NO DOMINION – Death Has No Dominion
5. EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN – Lament

[Andrea PREVIGNANO]
Rumore/Radio Deejay
1. THE BODY – I Shall Die Here
2. SOFT PINK TRUTH – Why Do The Heathen Rage?
3. PHARMAKON – Bestial Burden
4. NOXAGT – Brutage
5. CLIPPING. ‎– CLPPNG

[Matteo QUINZI]
La Repubblica/Zero
1. SPOON – They Want My Soul
2. ARCA – Xen
3. OSCAR AND THE WOLF – Entity
4. Taylor McFERRIN – Early Riser
5. TIMBER TIMBRE – Hot Dreams

[Simon REYNOLDS]
Music writer
1. ARIEL PINK – pom pom
2. SCHOOLBOY Q – Oxymoron
3. MICA LEVI – Under the Skin OST
4. EKOPLEKZ – Four Track Mind
5. ACTRESS – Ghettoville

[Giorgio RICCITELLI]
Radar Concerti
1. SAMARIS – Silkidrangar
2. FUTURE ISLANDS – Singles
3. SOHN – Tremors
4. EAST INDIA YOUTH – Total Strife Forever
5. The WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream

[Emiliano RUBBI]
Music producer/La Zona Records
1. BECK – Morning Phase
2. Jack WHITE – Lazaretto
3. Neneh CHERRY – Blank Project
4. The BLACK KEYS – Turn Blue
5. Angel OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

[Marco Ben SAADI]
LSWHR
1. BARNT – Magazine 13
2. OBJEKT – Flatland
3. Andy STOTT – Faith In Strangers
4. Ben FROST – Aurora
5. Andrea BELFINatura Morta

[Valerio SERRANTI]
Daze Events/Rebel Rebel
1. APHEX TWIN – Syro
2. VESSEL – Punish, Honey
3. MACHINEDRUM – Vapor City Archives
4. ARCA – Xen
5. Dean BLUNTBlack Metal

[Laura STUDARUS]
Under The Radar Magazine (USA)
1. FUTURE ISLANDS – Singles
2. CARIBOU – Our Love
3. FIRST AID KIT – Stay Gold
4. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
5. WYE OAK – Shriek

[Emiliano TORTORA]
Grinding Halt
1. INSPIRAL CARPETS – Inspiral Carpets
2. LAY LLAMAS – Ostro
3. Curtis HARDING – Soul Power
4. GOAT – Commune
5. Hollie COOK – Twice

[Alan UZZAUTO]
Deer Waves
1. The WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
2. SPOON – They Want My Soul
3. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
4. CARIBOU – Our Love
5. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent

[Francesco UZZAUTO]
Deer Waves
1. FKA TWIGS – LP1
2. RUN THE JEWELS – RTJ2
3. ARIEL PINK – pom pom
4. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots
5. The WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream

[Gioele VALENTI]
Lay Llamas/Rockerilla
1. GOAT – Commune
2. WILD BEASTS – Presence Tense
3. DEERHOOF – La Isla Bonita
4. Ben FROST – Aurora
5. Damon ALBARN – Everyday Robots

[John WILLS]
Loop/Pumajaw
1. SWANS – To Be Kind
2. INTERCITY ENSEMBLE – 11
3. John ADAMS – City Noir
4. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead!
5. Stephen O’Malley, Oren Ambarchi & Randall DunnShade Themes From Kairos

Un grazie speciale per la preziosa collaborazione a Niccolò Matteucci, Livio Ghilardi, Piero Apruzzese.