Friday, December 26, 2014

One Man, One Vote

Favorites encountered in 2014, plus a few unfavorites:


1. My Friend Dahmer, Derf Backderf (2012)
2. Yoga For Those Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It, Geoff Dyer (2003)
3. Red Azalea, Anchee Min (1994)
4. Slow Getting Up, Nate Jackson (2013)
5. The Short Tragic Life of Robert Peace, Jeff Hobbs (2014)
6. A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimel (2002)
7. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast (2014)
8. A House In the Sky, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett (2013)
9. Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart (2014)
10. Undress Me In the Temple of Heaven, Susan Jane Gilman (2010)

Least favorite book: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick (1968)


1. Louis Faurer, Anne Wilkes Tucker (2003)
2. Moonshine, Bertien Van Manen (2014)
3. Pictures and WordsJuergen Teller (2012)
4. Minutes To MidnightTrent Parke (2014)
5. Truck Stop, Marc Wise (1995)
6. Honky Tonk, Henry Horenstein (2003)
7. Mangini Studio, Gordon Stettinius and Terry Brown
8. Men In AmericaTom Arndt (1994)
9. Diary, Corinne Day (2000)
10. Belonging To The West, Eric Paddock (1996)

Least favorite photobook: At Zenith, William Eggleston (2014)


1. The Act Of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer (2012)
2. Skeleton Twins, Craig Johnson (2014)
3. Nebraska, Alexander Payne (2013)
4. Cutie And The Boxer, Zachary Heinzerling (2013)
5. Jodorosky's Dune, Frank Pavich (2013)
6. Benda Bilili!, Renaud Barret and Florent De La Tullaye (2010)
7. Twelve Years A Slave, Steve McQueen (2013)
8. Her, Spike Jonze (2013)
9. Tim's Vermeer, Teller (2013)
10. Klown, Mikkel Norgaard (2010)

Least favorite film: The Room, Tommy Wiseau (2003)


1. PhonographyR. Stevie Moore (1976)
2. Songs In the Key of Z, The Curious Universe of Outsider Music, Vol. 1-4 (2000/2013)
3. LegendHenry Cow (1973)
4. GaragearrayDylan Shearer (2014)
5. VoobahaBarnes and Barnes (1982)
6. World Psychedelic Classics 5William Onyeabor (2013)
7. ApostropheFrank Zappa (1974)
8. Ping PongMomus (1997)
9. It's the Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines ThroughJeffrey Lewis (2003)
10. CommuneGoat (2014)
11. Music For Your MotherFunkadelic (1993)
12. Girlpool, Girlpool (2014)
13. Poodle HatWeird Al Yankovic (2003)
14. Mug MuseumCate Le Bon (2013)
15. Metamodern Sounds In Country MusicSturgill Simpson (2014)
16. The Power OutElectrelane (2004)
17. Nashville SputnikJack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (2008)
18. NunsexmonkrockNina Hagen (1982)
19. What You WillAhleuchatistas (2009)
20. Kingdom ComeArthur Brown (1973)

Least favorite album: Now + 4eva, Architecture In Helsinki (2014)


Anonymous said...

I've never read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep; but back in the days when Blade Runner was much talked about, I was the only person who had seen that and didn't like it. (It just bored me.)

Good lists! To me, Geoff Dyer was the name on an excellent book about photography but no more, so I had to look up Yoga For Those Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It. Sounds promising indeed; I'll be ordering it.

As for the photobooks, yes, and what ever happened to Marc Wise thereafter?

Blake Andrews said...

Blade Runner is one of my favorite films. The last half hour in particular is incredible. But I thought the book was much clunkier and not nearly as good.

Not sure what happened to Marc Wise. Or, for that matter, Mark Wyse.