Top 20 songs 2013

It’s that time of year again. I’ve posted my top 20 albums, now it’s time for the songs and even by my standards they’re a downbeat bunch this year. But glorious. 20. The Besnard Lakes: People of the Sticks 19. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Returning 18. Cut Ribbons: Luna 17. Ana Calvi: Tristan Marvellous melodrama. 16. Manic Street Preachers: … More Top 20 songs 2013

Top 20 albums 2013

Here are the twenty albums released this year which I’ve enjoyed the most. They’re in no particular order. The albums I’ve listened to obsessively are those by Yo La Tengo, Nick Cave and Waxahatchee. Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law Yo La Tengo – Fade Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away … More Top 20 albums 2013

Leonard Cohen set list: Cardiff, September 3 2013

Following her success last year in obtaining a set list for Elizabeth Fraser’s Bath gig, Mrs M outdid herself when we went to see Leonard Cohen in Cardiff last week. It’s pretty much as performed apart from ‘Sisters of Mercy’ and I don’t think any of the alternatives listed on the bottom left featured at … More Leonard Cohen set list: Cardiff, September 3 2013