Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Song for Sunday


Mogwai – Coolverine

No matter what else happens in 2017, there will be a new Mogwai album.

Band/artist of the week: U2
Song of the week: Mogwai – Coolverine


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Song for Sunday


The Wedding Present – Scotland

See also: Northern Ireland, Wales and England from The Home Internationals E.P.

Band/artist of the week: The Wedding Present
Song of the week: Julia Michaels – Issues

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Song for Sunday


The National – The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

Band/artist of the week: Emma Russack
Song of the week: Emma Russack – he was my family

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Song for Sunday


Public Service Broadcasting – Progress

Excited that new album Every Valley is out on 7 July ...

Song of the week: Young Fathers – Ebony Sky
Band/artist of the week: Public Service Broadcasting

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Song for Sunday


Pale Honey – Why Do I Always Feel This Way

And, ooh this is exciting. Although distressingly Northern hemisphere-centric at this stage. 😱

Band/artist of the week: Public Service Broadcasting
Song of the week: The Veils – Do Your Bones Glow at Night?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Song for Sunday (bonus)


The Blue Aeroplanes – Plane Intro + Dead Tree! Dead Tree!

Takes me back to King Tuts Wah Wah Hut circa 1991. When did Gerard turn into Jack Nicholson? Great to see Wotjek still strutting his stuff ...

Song for Sunday


The Veils – Do Your Bones Glow at Night?

Band/artist of the week: Charles Bradley
Song of the week: Holly Throsby – Aeroplane

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2016 music by numbers

Summary at Last.fm is interesting:


Although the top tags breakdown diagram is not as varied as I expected:


By way of illustration, the top 50 artists and tracks are listed below.

Bands/artists
1 Mogwai (426)
2 Suede (409)
3 Ryan Adams (368)
4 Public Service Broadcasting (346)
5 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (257)
6 Pink Floyd (228)
7 British Sea Power (225)
8 All India Radio (205)
9 Bruce Springsteen (204)
10 Christine and the Queens (194)
11 Marillion (182)
12 CHVRCHES (181)
13 The National (177)
14 Frightened Rabbit (176)
15 Luna (168)
16 Twenty One Pilots (167)
17 Minor Victories (160)
18 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (148)
19 Malcolm Middleton (141)
20 Michael Kiwanuka (139)
21 Trembling Blue Stars (139)
22 Idlewild (129)
23 HÆLOS (128)
24 Hello Saferide (121)
25 Young Fathers (121)
26 Phosphorescent (120)
27 R.E.M. (119)
28 Manic Street Preachers (117)
29 Bob Mould (115)
30 Dido (112)
31 Low (110)
32 Tindersticks (108)
33 Wolf Alice (107)
34 Torres (106)
35 King Creosote (103)
36 Burial (101)
37 Lucinda Williams (96)
38 Pale Honey (95)
39 Richard Hawley (94)
40 Best Coast (93)
41 Sarah Cracknell (93)
42 Blur (87)
43 Saint Etienne (87)
44 Roger Waters (83)
45 Radiohead (82)
46 MBONGWANA STAR (79)
47 Lykke Li (76)
48 The Leaf Library (75)
49 Glasvegas (74)
50 M83 (72)

Songs
1 Minor Victories — Folk Arp (56)
2 Twenty One Pilots — Ride (49)
3 Sufjan Stevens — All of Me Wants All of You (45)
4 Michael Kiwanuka — One More Night (43)
5 Christine and the Queens — Paradis Perdus (43)
6 Public Service Broadcasting — Go! (38)
7 Twenty One Pilots — Stressed Out (38)
8 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) (37)
9 Suede — No Tomorrow (37)
10 Ryan Adams — Shake It Off (37)
11 Christine and the Queens — Tilted (37)
12 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — Dance Off (Feat. Idris Elba & Anderson .Paak) (36)
13 Violenta Josefina — Ascensor (35)
14 Public Service Broadcasting — Fire In The Cockpit (33)
15 Mogwai — Ether (32)
16 Frightened Rabbit — Get Out (32)
17 Public Service Broadcasting — The Other Side (31)
18 Public Service Broadcasting — Valentina (31)
19 Wolf Alice — Bros (29)
20 Torres — Cowboy Guilt (29)
21 Public Service Broadcasting — Everest (29)
22 Young Fathers — Feasting (28)
23 Public Service Broadcasting — The Race For Space (28)
24 British Sea Power — The Great Skua (27)
25 HÆLOS — Separate Lives (26)
26 Sarah Cracknell — Take the Silver (26)
27 Public Service Broadcasting — Tomorrow (26)
28 Ryan Adams — Wildest Dreams (26)
29 Public Service Broadcasting — E.V.A. (25)
30 Public Service Broadcasting — Gagarin (25)
31 Public Service Broadcasting — Sputnik (25)
32 Ryan Adams — Bad Blood (24)
33 Ryan Adams — Welcome To New York (24)
34 Ryan Adams — Blank Space (23)
35 Ryan Adams — How You Get The Girl (23)
36 Minor Victories — A Hundred Ropes (22)
37 Moby & The Void Pacific Choir — A Simple Love (22)
38 Ryan Adams — All You Had To Do Was Stay (22)
39 King Creosote — You Just Want (22)
40 LNZNDRF — Beneath the Black Sea (21)
41 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — Downtown (feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally) (21)
42 Haley Bonar — I Can Change (21)
43 Ryan Adams — I Know Places (21)
44 Ryan Adams — I wish you Would (21)
45 The Wedding Present — Marblehead (21)
46 Chester See, Kevjumba & Ryan Higa — Nice Guys (21)
47 Ryan Adams — This Love (21)
48 The Leaf Library — asleep between stations (20)
49 CHVRCHES — High Enough To Carry You Over (20)
50 Torres — Sprinter (20)