Thursday, 29 December 2011

Top 10 songs of 2011

At Number 10 it's Ghostpoet, he was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize this year and rightly so, this song Liines is from his album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam.

Number 9 is Swedish songstress Lykke Li, her album Wounded Rhymes was one of the albums of 2011 and this for is the best song on it, called Rich Kids Blues.

Loved Number 8 the second I heard it, it's called Goldstar and is by Belfast band Cashier No 9.

At Number 7 are Pete and the Pirates who released a super album in 2011 called One Thousand Pictures, this song called Half Moon Street.

The Strokes came back in 2011 with a new album called Angles and while it didn't set the world alight for me there were a few stand out songs.
and in at Number 6 pop pickers, is Call Me Back.

Metronomy had quite a few nice tunes out this year on their album The English Riviera, this for me was by far the best, The Look at Number 5.

Number 4 appeared quite late in the year but love this song,
Daughter and Home.

Heard Number 3 first when they played it at Glastonbury and while I wasn't a huge fan of them before this I thought this was amazing.
The Horrors and Still Life

Number 2 is The Drums and Money from their difficult second album Portamento.
The kids love this one and so do I.

and finally Number 1 tune for 2011 is The Vaccines and Post Break Up Sex.
One of the most beautiful songs I've heard in manys a year.

Friday, 9 December 2011

No time to write poetry

My favourite song this week by Daughter called Home.

Here's another super choon from Pete and the Pirates.
She doesn't belong to me.

Friday, 2 December 2011

This week I've been mostly listening to........

Nice little tune from DJ Shadow with Little Dragon.

and also this little ditty by I Break Horses, called Wired.