Elastic Favourites: A Decade in Review

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It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means: time to take a look back at our favourite films, TV, books and more. This year with the close of the decade, though, we’re thinking back ten years to all of our favourites from 2010 – 2019. Read on to find out what we’ve been enjoying this decade:

Alex

Favourite album: American Dream, LCD Soundsystem
Favourite film: Over 4 decades ago the experience of seeing Star Wars remains one of the most inspiring moments of my childhood and it was great to see it back properly this decade. Can’t wait to see how The Rise of Skywalker will tie up this trilogy of trilogies.
Favourite concert: Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne last year reinvented what a concert can be with all band members unplugged and unrestricted and able to roam the stage; choreography like I’d never seen before.
Wild Card (Graphic Novel): Outland, Jim Steranko

Arron

Favourite album: Blood Lust, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
Favourite film: HyperNormalisation
Favourite book: Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Favourite song: Fehu, Wardruna
Favourite concert: Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Ghost, Kyuss Lives! & Rival Sons at Download Festival (2012)
Favourite TV show: Rick & Morty
Favourite music video: Deutschland, Rammstein
Wild Card (Event): Star Wars Celebration Europe III, ExCel Exhibition Centre, London (2016)

Blair

Favourite album: Tidal Wave, Taking Back Sunday
Favourite film: 20th Century Women
Favourite book: As Always, Julia, Julia Child & Avis DeVoto
Favourite song: Hothlanta, Tettix
Favourite concert: Florence & The Machine at Music Midtown (2012)
Favourite TV show: Parks & Recreation
Favourite music video: Apeshit, The Carters
Wild Card (Dessert): Sticky Toffee Pudding

Iona

Favourite album: Tusk (Remastered), Fleetwood Mac
Favourite film: Isle of Dogs
Favourite song: Honey Hi, Fleetwood Mac
Favourite concert: Rolling Stones
Favourite TV show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Pamela

Favourite album: Every single one from Ariana Grande (no shame) and This Is All Yours, Alt-J
Favourite film: Get Out & Blade Runner 2049
Favourite book: Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Favourite song: SeeSaw, Jamie xx feat. Romy
Favourite concert: Arctic Monkeys at T in the Park (2014)
Favourite TV show: Black Mirror (honorary mention to Breaking Bad which I only watched last year because I didn’t think it would be ‘my thing’ – it’s AMAZING)
Favourite music video: The Less I Know The Better, Tame Impala
Wild Card (Videogame): The Last of Us

Patrick

Favourite album: Black Sands, Bonobo
Favourite film: Joker
Favourite book: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson
Favourite song: Ghost Walking, Lamb of God
Favourite concert: System of a Down at Reading (2013)
Favourite TV show: Black Mirror
Wild Card (Snack): Twinkies

Ian

Favourite album: Electric English, OMD (nostalgic return to form)
Favourite film: Blade Runner 2049 (went in expecting it to be rubbish, was blown away, sat there till the very last credit scrolled off the screen)
Favourite book: The Magic Of Reality, Richard Dawkins (great book and was impressed with the accompanying interactive iPad app)
Favourite song: Shut Up and Dance With Me, Walk the Moon (cheesy song, but we danced to it at my wedding, so now when I hear it, it always makes me smile)
Favourite concert: Ride in Edinburgh, 2015 (so glad they reformed, but couldn’t hear for a week afterwards! LOUD! Have since invested in some protective ear plug thingies.)
Favourite TV show: Game Of Thrones (do do dodo do do)
Favourite music video: You’re A Germ, Wolf Alice
Wild Card (Animal): CATS (not decade related, just because everyone’s life is better with a cat, nah, get two)

Michael

Favourite album: Every Country’s Sun, Mogwai
Favourite film: The Grand Budapest Hotel & A Bigger Splash
Favourite book: Talking To My Daughter About the Economy, Yanis Varoufakis
Favourite song: Video Games, Lana Del Rey
Favourite concert: The Cure at Bellahouston Park (2019)
Favourite TV show: Chernobyl
Favourite music video: Miracle, Chvrches

Guy

Favourite album: Two Hands, Big Thief
Favourite film: The Dead Don’t Die
Favourite book: The Wall, John Lanchester
Favourite song: Une Lune Étrange, L’Epée
Favourite concert: Jenny Lewis
Favourite TV show: Pose
Wild Card (Experience): Whale watching in South Africa

Have a great 2020 and a wonderful new decade!

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