Having recently come across a stash of old compilation tapes, mainly from the 90s, I thought I’d start posting details about them here on my blog from time to time along with an accompanying Spotify playlist. It’s fun to look back on these mini time capsules and see personal favourites to this day mixed together with other tunes that I may listen to more infrequently but are old friends nonetheless.Continue reading
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My top 10 albums: 2020
As the worst of all years in living memory nears its end – and to prove that I didn’t exclusively listen to older music this year despite my project blogging about my 100 favourite songs – here are my top 10 albums of 2020 and a Spotify playlist with favourite tracks from the records in question, plus a few honourable mentions of LPs that didn’t quite make my list.Continue reading
B100: #71 “No Room 9, Kentucky” by Shudder To Think
In common with Plush at #33, it’s another great double sided seven inch in my favourite 100 songs list, with “No Room 9, Kentucky” from Washington DC’s criminally overlooked Shudder To Think.Continue reading
B100: #65 “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Not another trip to Manchester in my B100 favourite tunes rundown, but rather the Southern states by way of San Francisco, it’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
B100: #61 “Hard To Explain” by The Strokes
Staying in New York for my B100 top songs list but travelling down to the Lower East Side, it’s “Hard To Explain” from The Strokes’ 2001 debut album “Is This It”.
379 to 50: #4 “Game Of Pricks” by Guided By Voices
There’s a ridiculously deep pool to choose from, but “Game Of Pricks” is my favourite song selection to represent Guided By Voices, as my 379 to 50 countdown nears the end…
397 to 50: #23 “Teen Age Riot” by Sonic Youth
Back to New York again for the third time in the 20s of my top 50 songs countdown, with 1988’s “Teen Age Riot” from noisily melodic art rockers Sonic Youth.