I tried and failed to limit this list to 10. Even fifteen was difficult because, as far as I’m concerned, it’s been a very good year for music: fine new songs by old favourites and bands entirely new to me. And I’m aware that there are some I know I’m going to love but haven’t … More Top 15 Songs 2011
They’re already one of my favourite bands of the year. The album ‘Let’s Make Babies in the Woods’ is wonderful. And now they release the first of three EPs, ‘First Born’ which they’re giving away here. Meanwhile here’s the video for the single from the album, Long Way. Papercranes “Long Way” from June Zandona on Vimeo.
The Velvet Underground’s ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ is one of my favourite songs but nothing beats Paul Quinn and Edwyn Collins’ version from 1984. I remember it being reported at the time that Lou Reed thought it was the best cover version of any of his songs. I’ve been thinking about it because the wonderful Papercranes … More Pale Blue Eyes: Paul Quinn and Edwyn Collins
These are my favourite songs that were released in 2010. Well they are at the moment anyway. I notice they’re mostly very downbeat and mostly sung by female vocalists; hardly a surprise. I do listen to lots of upbeat music with male vocalists, honestly. Not that you could tell that from this selection. Ah well, … More 2010 Top 10 Songs