Wednesday, 29 April 2009

You've got it

Letter Y, what's on offer then?

Well, one of the greatest songs ever written. Much covered, I still simply love Paul McCartney's (yes, I mean that) Yesterday. Simple music, yet so affective.

There's also plenty of Motown - which is obviously brilliant.

I must apologise for the token cheese, but it's difficult to resist...

The letter Y

Monday, 20 April 2009

Some 80's sounds in the noughties

Due to an error on my part - I've accidentally blogged.

I may as well make this post mean something.

Album of the week...Depeche Mode's Sounds of the Universe

Check out the single's freaky video, Wrong!

May I also recommend Metric's Gimme Sympathy

Saturday, 18 April 2009

TOTW16: Ben's Brother - Apologise

As I'm not actually here at the minute, here's a very very brief TOTW post consisting solely of a single video.

This is Ben's Brother, Apologise. See the pun he's made in the video. Hilarious, isn't it?

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Wednesday, 15 April 2009


I don't know if this is going to be the most difficult letter (we'll soon see about Z), but it's certainly been bloody difficult, so I've been a bit creative...

The letter X

Saturday, 11 April 2009

TOTW15: Noisettes - Don't Upset the Rhythm

I know I've talked before about the joys of music appearing in adverts. Extra airplay. Get everyone hooked on a catchy chorus, and chart success will follow.

Don't Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go) by the Noisettes demonstrates this perfectly. On an advert for a car, it was number 2 in the charts after its release on 23 March. Without that though, I'm sure it would still appeal - bouncy, a little bit retro, and very funky. Classic.
Other honourable mentions this week:
Bat for Lashes - Daniel
Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls (Although I'm slightly surprised I can hear Metallica at the start of it (GO to 3:36, see if you can hear what I mean). NASCAR nut eh?)
Duke Special - Sweet Sweet Kisses

Sunday, 5 April 2009

TOTW14: Taylor Swift - Love Story

A bit of a "bubbling under" - this week at least - the brand new song from Camera Obscura. I've only heard French Navy on the radio once, but I'm sure I'll hear it more frequently from now on. It's got that enthusiastic sound we've come to expect from the band, but I'll leave a full review for when I've heard it a few more times.

Blast from the past of the week - it's Tony Christie! Released on 16 March, Every word she said is a classic track from the classic crooner. The first time you hear it, you actually think it's a back-release from the 60s, so it's hardly revolutionary. But, if you like 60s music (as I do), you'll love it.

There's been plenty of songs that mention those classic lovers, Romeo & Juliet. And whilst none have come close to Dire Straight's version, I'm quite surprised that I like Taylor Swift's Love Story, released on 21 Feb. It's a quietly serene song, but with a semi-rock beat. OK, it's one of many from the mould of young American female singers; and yes it sounds like the theme to a Disney film - but that doesn't disguise the fact that it's actually a good song.

So, there's been an eclectic mix of songs today, and whilst it's not the TOTW this week, I feel I better try to salvage my reputation a little. I think the only reason that I'm not making Tonight's Today by Jack Peñate is that I've not heard it enough. It's got a wonderfully surreal opening, so it's one that definitely takes some getting used to - particularly if you can remember his previous output. To say it's different is an understatement. Chantey, slightly dreary, yet still uplifting in some strange way. Cleverly managed if nothing else.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

TOTW - March Last Chance

The thing about having a shorter shortlist to chose from is that it makes it difficult to pick a last chance. They're all good...

Thankfully the one I've chosen now has a video available, which it didn't originally. So here's Zero

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