Friday, 27 September 2013
Top 50 of 2012: No.2: Ginger Wildheart - 555% (Pledge)
I don’t think I need to go into how big a Wildhearts fan I am, previous posts attest to this enough, so when I heard Ginger was doing a pledge campaign for a triple album, it was a no brainer, signed triple cd please! Now the only issue with pledge campaigns is that you pay your money for the artist to use to record their album, and this takes quite a bit of time as can be expected, plus then there’s the pressing and waiting, and it all pushes you to the brink of exasperation, so yes pledge campaigns are awesome, but also frustrating, luckily in cases like this, they’re well worth waiting for.
Now a 30 track album is indeed an endurance test for any artists fans, but Ginger being the genius that he is has managed to pull it off with aplomb, in fact other than a slight dip in quality around 20 odd songs in, there’s not a dud track on here, and the dip is more just my dislike of instrumental tracks and ‘Very, Very Slow’ just seemed a bit of a filler and that’s literally the only criticism you can levy at this beast of an album.
Stand-out tracks, too many to mention really, but even the missus sings along to ‘Another Spinning Fucking Rainbow’ and ‘Taste Aversion’ has to have the most disgustingly funny chorus ever written. I seriously doubt whether anyone ever could do another triple album of this quality, and I once again find myself humbled by the talent that is Ginger Wildheart.
Buy here: http://gingerwildheart.bandcamp.com/album/555-triple-album-30-songs-2012 (no longer available on physical format)