Top Albums of 2000 Number 10
Physiognomy of the Soul
Bernard Binns

Why?: Bernard had been lying a little low since his heyday in the 80′s with The Helicopters (remember ‘Mysteries and Jealousies’?… of course you do!), so no one was quite expecting such a strong return to form. Despite its intense title and cover, ‘Physiognomy’ is a well-crafted and accessible collection of modern styles and pop treats, produced with Adrian Levi. The first impressive SA rock album released this year and still sounding fresh and enjoyable as the year finishes.

Best Moments: Mon Amie (My Friend), Toronto (Canada Moon), Tuna Free.

Look Out For: The beautiful piano intro, sweet chorus, and sexy French verbals of Mon Amie (My Friend).