Nerds Attack! Music industry favourites of 2021 (Top 5)

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La prima grande parte di risultati. L’atteso turno degli “addetti ai lavori” (da quando è nato l’uomo preferiamo etichettarli amorevolmente così perchè scrivere “musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry” ci sembra un pochino troppo lungo…). Top 5 che includono come sempre quelle dei collaboratori di Nerds Attack! ad aprire la pista al risultato finale di prossima pubblicazione comprensivo anche dei voti dei lettori (un altro record di meravigliosa 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 straniere, alle new entry, ai ritorni, ai puntuali abitudinari che in tempi stretti hanno inviato le liste richieste, a quelli che le manderanno un po’ in ritardo, e un GRAZIE enorme ai nostri fedelissimi Nick Matteucci e Dante Natale per la determinante collaborazione in sede di raccolta voti. 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. A breve la Top 50 dell’anno… rimanete collegati.

[Marco ANDREONI]
Nerds Attack!
1. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR – G_d's Pee at State's End!
2. IOSONOUNCANE – Ira
3. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
4. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
5. TOMAHAWK – Tonic Immobility
[Pierdomenico APRUZZESE]
Nerds Attack!
1. TOMAGA – Intimate Immensity
2. DAMON LOCKS & BLACK MONUMENT ENSEMBLE – Now
3. BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – For The First Time
4. MOIN – Moot!
5. 10000 RUSSOS – Superinertia
[Alberto ASQUINI]
Il Fatto Quotidiano/OndaRock/Zero
1. Vanessa ROSSETTO & Lionel MARCHETTI – The Tower (The City)
2. Sarah DAVACHI – Antiphonals
3. PONTIAC STREATOR – Selected Works II
4. Claire ROUSAY – A Softer Focus
5. MSYLMA & ISMAEL – مذاهب النسيان

"...e come ogni anno ; )"
[Franz BARCELLA]
Otis Tour/Punk Rock Raduno/Wild Honey Records
1. The COURETTES – Back in Mono
2. REIGNING SOUND – A Little More Time with...
3. SHANNON & THE CLAMS – Year of the Spider
4. LA LUZ – La Luz
5. WEEZER – OK Human
[Gabriele BARONE]
Il Fatto Quotidiano/Rolling Stone
1. The SCIENTISTS – Negativity
2. IDLES – Crawler
3. OLD TIME RELIJUN – Musicking
4. The DEVILS – Beast Must Regret Nothing
5. BARMUDAS – Every Day Is Saturday Night
[Stefano “Bazu” BASURTO]
Giobia/La Morte Viene dallo Spazio
1. IRON MAIDEN – Senjutsu
2. MOTORPSYCHO – Kingdom Of Oblivion
3. JORDSJØ – Pastoralia
4. ELDOVAR – A Story of Darkness & Light
5. HOLY MONITOR – Southern Lights
[Gianmarco BERGAMIN]
Slimer Records
1. NEW CANDYS – Vyvyd
2. COOL GHOULS – At George’s Zoo
3. MØAA - Euphoric Recall
4. Paul JACOBS – Pink Dogs on the Green Grass
5. SUPREME JOY – Supreme Joy
[Christian BLAND]
The Black Angels
1. CLINIC – Fantasy Island
2. ANIKA – Change
3. RADIOHEAD - Kid Amnesia
4. BLACK MARBLE – Fast Idol
5. SHANNON 6 THE CLAMS – Year of the Spider
[Henry BOWERS]
Bobby Joe Long's Friendship Party
1. IRON MAIDEN – Senjutsu
2. ANIKA – Change
3. Billie EILISH  - Happy Than Ever
4. Nick CAVE/Warren ELLIS – Carnage
5. SPELLING – The Turning Wheel
[Alix BROWN]
Daisy Glaze
1. Curtis HARDING – If Words Were Flowers
2. LA FEMME – Paradigmes
3. Natalie BERGMAN  - Mercy
4. The LIMINANAS w/ Laurent GARNIER – De Pelicula
5. NIGHT BEATS – Outlaw R&B
[Mario BRUNI]
Rock in Liri
1. BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – For the First Time
2. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
3. EASY LIFE – Life's a Beach
4. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
5. FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & The LSO – Promises
[Fabio CANDUCCI]
Transformer Record Shop, Bologna
1. BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – For the First Time
2. LOW – Hey What
3. Sufjan STEVENS & Angelo DE AUGUSTINE – A Beginner's Mind
4. ISONOUNCANE – Ira
5. BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
[Francesca Sara CAULI]
Rockit/Sentireascoltare/Rumore
1. DRY CLEANING – New Long Leg
2. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed in Sunbeams
3. Lana DEL REY – Chemtrails Over the Country Club
4. Cristina DONA' – Desidera
5. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

"Vi pensavo!"
[Marco CAVALIERI]
Radio Elettrica
1. Marianne FAITHFULL & Warren ELLIS – She Walks in Beauty
2. Max MANFREDI – Il Grido della Fata
3. Roberta GIALLO – Canzoni da Museo
4. Milena MEDU – M (EP)
5. Nick CAVE & Warren ELLIS – Carnage
[Giuseppe CELANO]
Classic Rock/Hard Rock
1. MASTODON – Hush and Grim
2. GREEN LUNG – Black Harvest
3. KING BUFFALO – Acheron
4. COMET CONTROL – Inside the Sun
5. BLACK MIDI – Cavalcade
[Cristiano CERVONI]
Nerds Attack!
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. IOSONOUNCANE – Ira
3. SQUID – Bright Green Field
4. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed in Sunbeams
5. FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & The LSO – Promises
[Chiara COLLI]
Zero
1. TOMAGA – Intimate Immensity
2. ORIENTE LUX – Oriente Lux
3. BLAK SAGAAN – Se ci fosse la luce sarebbe bellissimo
4. MOIN – Moot!
5. Pauline Anna STROM – Angel Tears in Sunlight
[Marco CONTESTABILE]
Black Snake Moan
1. NIGHT BEATS – Outlaw R&B
2. NEW CANDYS – Vyvyd
3. Elli DE MON – Countin' the Blues
4. The BLACK KEYS – Delta Kream
5. The TELESCOPES – Songs of Love and Revolution
[Giuseppe DAMICIS]
A Morte L’Amore
1. EXODUS – Persona Non Grata
2. VIAGRA BOYS – Wellfare Jazz
3. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
4. Danny ELFMAN – Big Mess
5. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS – Comfort To Me
[Luciano D’ARIENZO]
Dirockato Festival
1. GEESE – Projector
2. MOGWAI – As the Love Continues
3. IOSONOUNCANE – Ira
4. BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – For the First Time
5. BEACHY HEAD – Beachy Head
[Giancarlo DE CHIRICO]
Extra Music Magazine
1. Anna B. SAVAGE – A Common Turn
2. SLEAFORD MODS– Spare Ribs
3. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS – Comfort To Me
4. Emma Ruth RUNDLE – Engine of Hell
5. LOW – Hey What
[Fabio DE MARCO]
DNA Concerti
1. The WEATHER STATION – Ignorance
2. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
3. Curtis HARDING – If Words Were Flowers
4. Tamar APHEK – All Bets Are Off
5. CANARIE – Immaginari
[Elli DE MON]
Musician
1. NEW CANDYS – Vyvyd
2. R.Y.F. – Everything Burns
3. BLAK SAGAAN – Se Ci Fosse una Luce Sarebbe Bellissimo
4. Andrea VAN CLEEF/Diego DEADMAN POTRON – Safari Station
5. NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE – Barn
[Francesco DONADIO]
Classic Rock Italia/Extra! Music Magazine
1. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
2. The WAR ON DRUGS – I Don't Live Here Any More
3. DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS – Private Space
4. IDLES – Crawler
5. Jane WEAVER – Flock
[Tatiana FABBRIZIO]
Radio Rock
1. BOB VYLAN – We Live Here
2. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS – Comfort To Me
3. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed In Sunbeams
4. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – L.W.
5. INHALER – It Won't Be Always Like This
[Nicola GERUNDINO]
Zero
1. BODY MENA – The Work Is Slow
2. MOUSE ON MARS – AAI
3. HILDEGARD – Hildegard
4. ULLA – Limitless Frame
5. GROUPER – Shade
[Gianluca GOZZI]
TOdays Festival
1. CLOUD NOTHINGS – The Shadow I Remember
2. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed in Sunbeams
3. SHAME – Drunk Tank Pink
4. Nick CAVE & Warren ELLIS – Carnage
5. IOSONOUNCANE – Ira
[LESTER GREENOWSKY]
Crybabies/Honest John Plain
1. The LIMIT - Caveman Logic
2. Tommy RAY – Handful Of Hits
3. MASH – Mäsh
4. SCREAM IDOL – Movie Mary
5. MAD ROLLERS – Get Mad

"Eccoloooooo! Con ritardo ma arrivo sempre al tuo appuntamento"
[KENTO]
Rapper/Writer
1. J. COLE  – The Off-Season
2. Armand HAMMER & The ALCHEMIST – Haram
3. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
4. SILK SONIC – An Evening With
5. Skip MARLEY – Higher Place
[Freddie KORATELLA]
Dead Music/Dischi x Fiaschi
1. GIOBIA & THE COSMIC DEAD – The Intergalactic Connection: Exploring...
2. LA DISCOTEQUE – Psychedelique Vol. 2
3. WIFI KILLS – Melting Times (7")
4. LORD DIABOLIK – Ne Juge Pas
5. MAD ROLLERS – Get Mad
[Giuliano LEONE]
Radio Rock
1. WOLF ALICE – Blue Weekend
2. TYLER, THE CREATOR – Call Me If You Get Lost
3. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS – Comfort To Me
4. IDLES – Crawler
5. LIL NAS X – Montero
[Piergiuseppe LIPPOLIS]
Nerds Attack!
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. SAULT – Nine
3. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed in Sunbeams
4. Ola KVERNBERG – Steamdome II: The Hypogean
5. The LUCID DREAM – The Deep End
[Emanuele LOLLOBRIGIDA]
Radio Rock
1. DANKO JONES – Power Trio
2. VOLBEAT – Servant of the Mind
3. MASTODON – Hushed and Grim
4. JINJER – Wallflowers
5. The DEAD DAISIES – Holy Ground
[Andrea LUCARINI]
Nerds Attack!
1. ARAB STRAP – As Days Get Dark
2. The CORAL – Coral Island
3. MORREO – Fiesta Nacional
4. HOFMANN ORCHESTRA – Ouverture
5. PARCELS – Day/Night
[Lorenzo LUCIDI]
Rai Radio 2
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD – For the First Time
3. Nala SINEPHRO – Space 1.8
4. BIG RED MACHINE – How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?
5. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed in Sunbeams
[Niccolò MATTEUCCI]
Nerds Attack!/Radio Kaos Italy
1. A/LPACA – Make It Better
2. NEW CANDYS – Vyvyd
3. Robert LEVON BEEN – Original Songs From The Card Counter
4. PLANET OPAL – Cartalavonu
5. The GLUTS – Ungrateful Heart
[MAX EAR]
Go Down Records
1. ELDOVAR – A Story Of Darkness & Light
2. The DEVILS – Beast Must Regret
3. MOTORPSYCHO – Kingdom of Oblivion
4. PREHISTORIC PIGS – The Fourth Moon
5. LA MORTE VIENE DALLO SPAZIO – Trivial Visions
[Jacopo MORRONI]
Radio Rock
1. CLEOPATRICK – Bummer
2. BOB VYLAN – We Live Here
3. SILK SONIC – An Evening with Silk Sonic
4. FOO FIGHTERS – Medicine at Midnight
5. CHEVELLE – Niratias
[Susanna MOTTA]
Booking agent, promoter, media
1. PEARL & THE OYSTERS – Flowerland
2. PRINCE – Welcome 2 America
3. Aimee MANN – Queens Of The Summer Hotel
4. VIAGRA BOYS – Welfare Jazz
5. PARCELS – Day/Night
[Dante NATALE]
Nerds Attack!
1. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR – G_d's Pee at State's End!
2. WEEZER – OK Human
3. DAN VAPID & THE CHEATS – Escape Velocity
4. EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY – Big Bend
5. MASH – Mäsh
[Michele ORVIETI]
Mariposa/Trovarobato
1. DOPPELGANGER #2 – Comp. Tributo a Babalot
2. KORALLE – Beat Kiosk
3. MDOU MOCTAR – Afrique Victime
4. S. DE GENNARO & ESECUTORI DI METALLO SU CARTA – TzO The Ghost Game
5. Serena ALTAVILLA – Morsa

"La faccio per mettervi in difficoltà"
[PAULONIA ZUMO]
Radio Rock
1. SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL – Kostolom
2. BACHI DA PIETRA – Reset
3. PUSCIFER – Billy D and the Hall of the Feathered Serpents
4. MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – The Million Masks of God
5. SLEAFORD MODS – Spare Ribs
[Francesco PERINI]
Pearz/M!R!M/Tess Parks
1. MENAHAN STREET BAND – The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band
2. FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & The LSO – Promises
3. MADLIB – Sound Ancestors
4. Molly LEWIS – The Forgotten Edge
5. The GLUTS – Ungrateful Heart
[Dario PERSI]
Radio Days
1. The REFLECTORS – Faster Action
2. DANI LAJ & and the LOOKS – Ten Easy Pieces
3. TOMMY RAY! – Handful of Hits
4. Geoff PALMER – Charts & Graphs
5. Brad MARINO – Looking For Trouble

"Il messaggio più temuto dell'anno. La Top 5 di Nerds!"
[Gianluca POLVERARI]
RCA/Rai Radio Live
1. SQUID – Bright Green Field
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sympathy For Life
3. IDLES – Crawler
4. IOSONOUNCANE – Ira
5. WRITHING SQUARES – Chart For the Solution
[Alessio POMPONI]
Indie For Bunnies/A Modest Proposale Records
1. The WEATHER STATION – Ignorance
2. ARAB STRAP – As Days Get Dark
3. Adrian YOUNGE – American Nigro
4. Anna B SAVAGE – A Common Turn
5. The BESNARD LAKES – The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great...
[Andrea PREVIGNANO]
Radio Deejay/Rumore
1. ARMED – Ultrapop
2. Bendik GISKE – Cracks
3. Martin GORE – The Third Chimpanzee
4. FRONTIERER – Oxidized
5. HIMUKALT – Between My Teeth
[Maria QUINTIERI]
Monk Roma
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. The AVALANCHES – We Will Always Love You
3. Kanye WEST – Donda
4. KID CUDI – Man on the Moon III: The Chosen
5. Jorja SMITH – Be Right Back
[Matteo QUINZI]
La Repubblica/Zero
1. HELADO NEGRO – Far In
2. Nala SINEPHRO – Space 1.8
3. DRY CLEANING – New Long Leg
4. HIATUS KAIYOTE – Mood Valiant
5. Leon VYNEHALL – Rare, Forever
[Giorgio RICCITELLI]
Radar Concerti
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. NATION OF LANGUAGE – A Way Forward
3. BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory
4. STUDIO MURENA – Studio Murena
5. The TANGRAM – Cosmic Fruits
[Boris SOLLAZZO]
Radio Rock/Rolling Stone
1. SNAIL MAIL – Valentine
2. BOB VYLAN – We Live Here
3. NEFFA – AmarAmmore
4. ICEAGE – Seck Shelter
5. FOO FIGHTERS – Medicine at Midnight
[Gustavo TAGLIAFERRI]
Radio Elettrica
1. ARAB STRAP – As Days Get Dark
2. Julien BAKER – Little Oblivions
3. The NOTWIST – Vertigo Days
4. Lana DEL REY – Chemtrails Over The Country Club
5. CAPAREZZA – Exuvia
[Emanuele TAMAGNINI]
Nerds Attack!
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. Natalie BERGMAN – Mercy
3. DAMON & NAOMI – A Sky Record
4. Julien BAKER – Little Oblivions
5. Cassandra JENKINS - An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
[Stefan TIJS]
Stardumb Records
1. DINOSAUR JR. – Sweep It Into Space
2. Lou BARLOW – Reason To Live
3. DANIEL ROMANO'S OUTFIT – Cobra Poems
4. SWEET NOBODY – We’re Trying Our Best
5. PIP BLOM – Welcome Break

"Always nice to see the other Top 5's too"
[Antonio TORTORELLO]
Country Feedback
1. LITTLE SIMZ – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
2. IOSONOUNCANE – Ira
3. MDOU MOCTAR – Afrique Victime
4. SNAIL MAIL – Valentine
5. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
[Marco TRONI]
Flamingo Management
1. SILK SONIC – An Evening with Silk Sonic
2. The WAR ON DRUGS – I Don't Live Here Anymore
3. ADELE – 30
4. Marco CASTELLO – Contenta Tu
5. Giorgio POI – Gommapiuma
[Rob VON DATTY]
Musician
1. CALIBRO 35 – Blanca
2. Serena ALTAVILLA – Morsa
3. Damon ALBARN – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
4. Caetano VELOSO – Meu Coco
5. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – B Sides & Rarities Part 2
[Eugenio ZAZZARA]
Sanbaradio
1. Arooj AFTAB – Vulture Prince
2. Arlo PARKS – Collapsed in Sunbeams
3. LOW – Hey What
4. IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS – Open the Gates
5. Emma Ruth RUNDLE – Engine of Hell
[Davide ZOLLI]
Società Psichedelica/Scosse Elettriche/Ex-Mojomatics
1. GG KING – Remain Intact
2. GENTLEMAN JESSE – Lose Everything
3. PSICO GALERA – Le Stanze della Mente
4. TAQBIR – Victory Belsongs To Those Who Fight For A Right Cause
5. ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP – We’re OK. But We’re Lost Anyway
[Donato ZOPPO]
Journalist, writer
1. SUAD – Waves
2. OSLO TAPES – Ør
3. GHOST RHYTHMS – Spectral Music
4. HOWLING RAIN – The Dharma Wheel
5. BLACK MIDI – Cavalcade

"Nella notte tra il 31 novembre e il 1 dicembre
iniziano i brividi di terrore.
Devo fare la top5 per Nerds Attack!"
Hanno collaborato: Nick Matteucci & Dante Natale

Nella foto: Natalie Bergman