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

Songs of the Year 2012

Here they are: the 20 songs which I’ve been enjoying or obsessing about for the last twelve months. I’ve been spoilt for choice this year. There hasn’t really been any doubt about my song of the year though which shows no sign of wearing thin even after the ridiculous number of times I’ve played it. You’ll … More Songs of the Year 2012