Sinead O’Connor – Rainy night in Soho
Amazing to see the rebel hearted one come back full of raw emotion and blazing trails.
Nina Simone – Lilac Wine
From one rebel to another; the very best of the best.
Taylor Swift – Paper Rings
The final rebel of the month – but maybe the best one; the one who rebels in such a subtle way it’s not noticeable. I like shiny things but i’d marry you with paper rings. Perfect pop.
Black Rebel MotorCycle Club – Teenage Disease
Worth every teenage angry thought for the line “You better grow yourself a spine or get out of the way”
The Who – Ball and Chain
Still guilty with no charge
REM – Crush with eyeliner
A couple of years back I was obsessed with Monster. The moment when REM took their punk, abstract and experimental ideas to the zenith including this statement of rebellion.
Rocketman – Crocodile Rock
Genius, hairs on the back of our neck moment, from an ambitious and daring pop piece which put all other straight-forward similar films to shame. Superb.
The baker brothers Cola bottle baby
Arriving like some 60s flavoured black keys sounding ear worm. This one has it all.
One direction – Stockholm syndrome
Harry’s best and one of the most interesting pop tracks of the decade.
Carole King – So far away
How do the lyrics of great songs always seem relevant? And what a baseline…
James Taylor – Carolina in my mind
Arriving just when you need it..
Madonna – Swim
The further away Ray of Light gets, the more relevant it seems. William Orbit’s work excels across the album, but potentially shines brightest on Swim; a hypnotic. break heavy, piece of paranoia and breakdowns.
XTC- The ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
Part Replacements, part Wondermints, where has this been all my life?
Britney Spears – Gimme more
Perfectly dropped in the middle of Hustlers…
New Order – Your Silent Face
Dropped right in the middle of The Goldfinch..
Idles – Never fight a man with a perm
I’m so jealous of their intensity
Martina Topley-Bird – Anything
Totally forgot about this beauty from 2003
Alex Opal – How it feels
The coolest North East new release of the month – tremendous