Here’s my full top 40 list. Lots of good records this year. Music apparently “not dead yet”.
1 DISCIPLINE - Trust Punks (Get it here)
2 IT’S ALBUM TIME - Todd Terje
3 TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER - East India Youth
4 INTENSITY GHOST - Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
5 SELECTADISC - Ronika
6 MORNING PHASE - Beck
7 NIAGARA - John Southworth
8 RYAN ADAMS / 1984 - Ryan Adams
9 TOMORROW’S HITS - The Men
10 OLD FEARS - School Of Language
11 LOVE WITHOUT FEAR - Dan Wilson
12 LATENESS OF DANCERS - Hiss Golden Messenger
13 FORTUNA - Popstrangers
14 AVONMORE - Bryan Ferry
15 OUR LOVE - Caribou
16 LOVE LETTERS - Metronomy
17 GRASSED INN - Blank Realm
18 THE VOYAGER - Jenny Lewis
19 VOICES IN A RENTED ROOM - New Bums
20 RIPS - Ex Hex
21 SALAD DAYS - Mac Demarco
22 BEYOND CLUELESS OST - Summer Camp
23 LIBERATION PRAYERS EP - Empty Pools
24 AMERICAN INTERIOR - Gruff Rhys
25 THEY WANT MY SOUL - Spoon
26 ATLAS - Real Estate
27 SEA WHEN ABSENT - A Sunny Day In Glasgow
28 SOUSED - Scott Walker & Sun O)))
29 CASSETTE EP - Viet Cong
30 LOST IN THE DREAM - The War On Drugs
31 SILVER GLOBE - Jane Weaver
32 SINGLES - Future Islands
33 BEING ELASTIC - Each Other
34 ON SUNSET - Nick Krygovich
35 EVERYTHING’S A THREAD - John Steel Singers
36 KORP SOLE ROLLER - Liam Hayes & Plush
37 PHANTOM RADIO - Mark Lanegan Band
38 LULLABY AND THE CEASELESS ROAR - Robert Plant
39 HEARTLEAP - Vashti Bunyan
40 DIZZY HEIGHTS - Neil Finn
I’m pleased to announce that the new Bad Machinery collection, The Case Of The Simple Soul, is out now! It collects the third case, with about thirty new pages of story and “bonus items”.
CAN I GET IT DIRECTLY FROM YOU?
Yes! You can get it from Topatoco in handsome softcover and limited hardcover versions. There’s also a cut-price combo pack with all three Bad Machinery books. Because it ships from the USA, I can’t do you a signed copy, but you can order a personalised bookplate (shipping is free).
CAN I GET IT FROM MY LOCAL COMIC SHOP?
Yes! If they don’t have it in stock, they can get it directly from Diamond (order code: AUG141585). If you’re in the UK, you can get it from (among others) Page 45 in Nottingham, Travelling Man in Leeds and Manchester, Gosh! and Orbital in London, and Dave’s Comics in Brighton.
CAN I GET IT FROM REGULAR BOOKSTORES?
In the USA and Canada, this shouldn’t be a problem. The ISBN number is 978-1620101933.
CAN I GET IT FROM ONLINE BOOKSTORES (BY WHICH I MEAN AMAZON?)
Yes! Amazon should have it in stock from next week. You can get it from Amazon.co.uk here and Amazon.com here. If you use the UK link, I get a cut via Amazon Associates.
That’s it, that’s all! Thanks for buying volumes 1 and 2 so we can keep these coming!
Guys, guys, what better thing to ask for/get for a loved one for Christmas than an item LOVINGLY WRITTEN/DRAWN/DESIGNED BY MR JOHN ALLISON? Nothing. Except of course world peace.
If you want one of the more boutique items from my own store here in the UK, my own holiday deadlines are below:
UK ORDERS - order up to December 17th.
EUROPE & USA -
order up to December 7th. Deadline has passed!
ANYWHERE ELSE - deadline has passed!
I have In Pie We Crust teatowels back in stock in limited numbers, plus Expecting To Fly, personalised bookplates to stick in your Bad Machinery books, and much more!
I did a Desert Island Comics interview on the Forbidden Planet blog, talking about the comics that formed me as an “entity”. Great memories. Great… memories…
I’ve just added the Expecting To Fly 2-parter to my shop. It’s sold as a 2-book set, but if you bought book 1 from me at a convention, or from a store, you can get a copy of issue 2 on its own.
If you’re coming to Thought Bubble in Leeds next weekend, I’ll have these with me. Otherwise, why not invest? I feel like these might be… a good present… for someone who likes comics. Even if that someone is yourself.
UPCOMING APPEARANCESDecember 6th 2014, HiFest - Hastings, UK
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Scary Go Round (2002-2009)
OTHER COMIC PROJECTS:
SGR Side Projects (2010-)
New Bobbins (2013-)