Lemonheads – Hospital
I’ve been relistening to a lot of Baby I’m bored this month – as soon as I hear Evan’s voice I can’t but help but return to the source.
Tina Turner – Whole Lotta Love
It seems to have got panned, but I loved Cruella – wicked sound track.
Tricky – Here comes the Aliens
The Tricky audiobook reminds me of just how much I loved Tricky Kid around the time of PMT; this B-side maybe being my favourite of his releases – or maybe it’s for real, or christiansands, or she makes me wanna die, or Strugglin…
No Doubt – It’s my life
Alongside Massive Attack’s output I could put this into every month’s list. This and Penny Lane have my favourite bass lines of all times… perfect pop.
Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world
The greatest pop song of all time?
Benefits – We See You
Darlington’s Sleaford Mods
PM Dawn – Set a drift on Memory Bliss
The best hip-hop track meets the best of the Spandeau crew. Subterranean by design.
Jesus and Mary Chain – Cherry Came too
Sometimes the Mary Chain are so good it’s impossible to know what to say about them – maybe i’ll just say that I’d love to fall in love with a girl called Cherry so that I could sing this to her everyday.
Ian Hunter – Dandy
A free Mojo cd brings a bunch a nonsense, and a hidden gem.
Elvis – Blackstar
Still finding out clue’s about the greatest art-death.
Doves- Caught by the river
Not sure where this one dropped out of – but it always reminds me of seeing Doves play Sydney in the early 2000s. Years later I fell in love with a girl who loved the band, only for her to leave. Now the song tracks a combination of forms and memories – an optimistic love song, a song soundtracking being in love, a song soundtracking heart-break and, today, a song for wasting time in the past wondering what-if.
Jade Bird – Now is the time
Love the melody line on this
Goldie – Mother
Like Massive Attack and No doubt and Tears for Fears I could mention this every month… I have already a number of times already.. the greatest, most emotive, most conceptual track of my lifetime. Totally overlooked and total genius.
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
Ed Milliband talked about a scence he loved in The West Wing – i’m not sure which – but it did make me reflect on mine; the moment when Martin Sheen finds what he’s looking for in a moment soundtracked by Dire Straits. As I’m listening to this my mum texts about nothing in particular- I don’t want her to die.
Bobby Gillespie, Jenny Beth – Remember we were lovers
Andy Bell/ Glok – Maintaining the Machine
My 2 favourite new releases; both shouldnt work but both do – the Bell track in particular I find really interesting.