Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]

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It’s that time again, all you good good people.

After last week’s phenomenal set of entries, can you beat the record again for this Friday’s music competition?

So let battle commence.

This week I want to know what’s your favourite underrated/obscure gem from the Noughties (2000-2009)?

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a distinguished €25 Golden Discs voucher.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my computer repair consultant.

Nick says: Good luck!

Lines MUST close at 10.15pm SUNDAY 6am.

Please include video links if possible and it would be great if you could say WHY you like the song.

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1980s  winner here
1990s winner here.

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196 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    From Steven Wilson’s Porcupine Tree, their 2002 album In Absentia is a work of genius. Well most of all of Steven Wilson’s work is genius, but we’ll leaved that for another day.

    The second track, Trains, is my suggestion this week. It’s one of those songs that you wish you could hear for the first time over again….

    https://youtu.be/0UHwkfhwjsk

    And if you’ve never heard of Steven Wilson, he’s quite possibly one of the most underrated recording artists ever. His production values, arrangements and his exploration of multi channel and high resolution audio produces some of the best recorded music I’ve ever heard. He’s pretty awesome live too.

    Have a read of this interview for more…

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/aug/24/steven-wilson-the-prog-rocker-topping-the-charts-without-anyone-noticing

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      1. Clampers Outside

        Me too :)

        Loving the few German tracks posted this week… Coincidentally my own choice this week was two lads from Germany though sung in English :)

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  2. Ghost of Yep

    Sometimes forgotten in the new NYC rock scene of the 2000’s but arguably one of the best and certainly closet to what the scene was trying to recreate. A gasp of air from the bang you over the head/blow out your eardrums album with a beautiful heartbreaker of a track.

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

    https://youtu.be/oIIxlgcuQRU

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    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      She’s married to Andy Samberg! He was a big fan and they met through her music. Found that out today, coincidentally.

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  3. Clampers Outside

    https://youtu.be/0L-F_3U7j0E

    I believe I have a genuine find in this beautifully minimal track from the 2005 album Strobl by Bombay1. 

    I originally found it on the free CD Wire Tapper 13, on music mag WIRE June that year. 

    The joy of buying magazines for the free CDs may be a thing of days gone by, but it was in finding tracks like this that made it all worth while… Truly! 

    A genuinely unique minimal sound, the pluck of the cello sets a wonderfully slow pace, coupled with a simple piano accompaniment, and the vocal, that gentle soul bearing, bitter sweet vocal.
    I honestly struggle to hold back a tear on every listen… melancholic, yet full of warmth :0)

    This is without a shadow of doubt underrated, and imo definitely falls into the obscure category when you look at the duo behind it. One with a punk* pedigree and the other in “agitprop” techno…. Enjoy… and cry a little, maybe :)

    Oh…. and the video… 

    The video that accompanies it is a simply perfect match…. and contains nudity, a la skinny dipping… 

    Stop that, its very tastefully done :) 

    More than Everything by Bombay 1 – lyrics

    Fever dreams of callous people
    I lost my faith
    No one is real
    Accept you

    It’s like sharing a flat
    In a noisy house
    Alright
    Keep smiling

    And… I love you, more than everything
    And I want this to last forever

    In this world of strangers
    You are the only one
    Beautiful
    And true

    And… I love you, more than everything
    And I want this to last forever

    And… I love you, more than everything
    And I want this to last forever

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  4. eamonn

    skeewif
    oh skeewif where art thou
    2003
    https://youtu.be/Kd9avCoXRbg
    why you ask ?
    saw the movie, loved it, stumbled across this version loved it better.
    close my eyes and I can see pappy what’s his name loosing it on the dance floor surrounded by his brethern in pointy hats.
    happy friday

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  5. eamonn

    audio bullys ft nancy sinatra
    2005
    https://youtu.be/LqI5T0borKs
    more raiding the past to augment the present.
    gotta love the audio bullys – what a juxtaposition, nancy so soulful, audio bullys full of strut and swagger, you might say abrasive even. it brings renegade soundwave to mind.

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  6. Brother Barnabas

    “Lines MUST close at 10.15pm.”

    nick, could these stay open beyond friday – ideally for the weekend; these need thought, reflection and research

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  7. Slightly Bemused

    Don’t you dare look back! (Okay, that is for next week!)

    For me it will always be Atomic Kitten and Whole Again. Bear with me on this, but it is all about my daughter. The song hit the charts just as she was born, and for many years we were apart. I never felt whole unless we were together.Every time I hear this song, I think of her (in a nice way.) If there is anything to the Adam’s Rib story, she is all of my chest!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V0xQkk9kbc

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    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      I love Midlake and I despise Neil Young Otis, I hope you win but we’ll need a better description :)

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      1. Otis Blue

        Scratch that so. I’ll go with another band from Denton Texas.

        ‘Cause if your band is only going to release one album in their career why not make it a blistering God, guns and apocalypse epic. This is a taster.

        Lift to Experience – Just As Was Told

        https://youtu.be/iF96B27HYik

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      1. Brother Barnabas

        replying to yourself doesnt count as two – the second cancels out the first so youve now unentered. and you’re disqualified.

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  8. Brother Barnabas

    lots of dylan’s later stuff has been overlooked or dismissed – and, for the most part, with just reason. it’s a pity though because there are some real gems in there – one being mississippi from the love & theft album. it’s easily as good as anything dylan ever came out with.

    so underrated that there isn’t even a decent YouTube version, so here’s spotify:

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6iCUV1fm0Ag3Jg8zFniarc?si=IWfHjsoMTly34u3RnUMezw

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  9. Andy Pipkin

    This utterly gorgeous track from two of my favourite artists, for some bizarre reason got totally overlooked here??

    Fell in love with her vocals, songwriting and performances!
    If you haven’t heard her she’s well worth checking out!!

    https://youtu.be/ViKVPDSkZXw

    Please enjoy

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  10. Andy Pipkin

    Although by no means an underrated artist (in fact the opposite!) this is from one of her later albums, still in the 90’s.

    But like Johnny Cash, she seemed too get better with age somehow?

    This too me is a stand out song from an utterly brilliant album.

    https://youtu.be/x8bkG-MP-80

    Please enjoy.

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      1. Janet, dreams of big guns

        lol I’m officially alcohol free now almost three months, I’m high on life Papi , catches sight of pile of endless dishes ;)

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        1. Slightly Bemused

          Congratulations, Janet. Life is seriously underrated, and deserves to have its own story.

          As for the dishes, probably my best investment was a countertop dishwasher. Takes me 3-4 days to fill, and uses less water than I would for a day’s worth :-)
          Only thing – I cannot sing along, so I save that for the shower !

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  11. Toe Up

    The Walkmen – The Rat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWR1h-5EzUo

    Very different to most of their stuff which is a bit more wistful and contemplative. This one is pure amped up rock and a real standout as a result.

    I saw them at Benicassim circa 2006, where they played a great set. It was during the early evening so it was pretty damn not, but they had a sprinkler system in the tent which was a life saver.

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      1. eamonn

        Tune indeed, didn’t expect to end up hearing mr robinson in a 2000’s session.
        as a timeless classic it fits everywhere.

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      2. Papi

        I have an eighteen year old stepson who is convinced Nirvana was his discovery, morphed into Kurt for a bit. Hilarious, but we couldn’t let him know.

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    1. Papi

      I’ve actually been thinking about that, the music I’ve liked, (just me by the way, I’m not putting this on anyone else), I’ve liked or been drawn into by that influence, I’ve really not changed after my mid 30s. This comp was a difficult one for me cos the new music I like is either a remix or directly taking from it. I’m not a fan of auto tune or speedcore or or the new mumble rap stuff. I may be missing out, but I have two sons who consistently let me know. Sometimes with boomer.
      I like being boomer.

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      1. Janet, dreams of big guns

        I think it’s also because people are trying to stick to the rules a bit more, there’s less obvious hits on this thread, people going for the lesser heard ( all got carried away last week )

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          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Aye. Mates of mine who gigged with him, in that place in Temple Bar whose name I forget, commented on that before he hit the big time. Twas always the way, apparently.

    1. Papi

      I am married to a Russian/Sicilian gypsy who is an associate professor of philosophy and also a Playboy model. Nothing like that works, I can tell you, I’ve tried it all.
      Tough crowd, I can tell you.

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  12. eamonn

    quantic soul orchestra ft alice russell
    2003
    pushin’ on
    https://youtu.be/wQkrAmjynnE
    great voice, alice, funky business provided by quantic
    sounds like it could be much older.
    see you all next friday.
    as ever, new tunes to be checkin, new threads to unravel.
    great fun really

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  13. Garden_Weed

    Beautiful Day – U2

    “Touch me
    Take me to that other place
    Reach me
    I know I’m not a hopeless case

    What you don’t have you don’t need it now
    What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
    What you don’t have you don’t need it now
    Don’t need it now
    It was a beautiful day”

    On the remote chance that I win, please give my voucher to a homeless family. Pay it forward.

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