Sunday, 24 January 2010

TOTW4: Owl City - Fireflies

A decent shortlist this week:

Biffy Clyro – Many of Horror (When we collide) (18 Jan) – Classic Indie guitar based rock.

Timothy B Schmit – Parachute – It sounds like the Eagles, which is no great surprise because he’s still in the band – but you’d hope that the solo output would have something to give it that individuality. Good song, but maybe a bit stuck in the past.

Ocean Colour Scene – Magic Carpet Days (26 Jan) – still waiting for a video for this one, but it’s a nice return – bouncy, enthusiastic, good fun.

But the winner is…

Owl City – Fireflies (8 Jan) – for a song that was originally recorded in the eons, it still sounds very fresh. Which is why it came out of nowhere to be US number 1 at the tail end of last year. Nominated for the Beeb’s Sound of 2010, I suppose the risk is that they were only a flash in the plan. But, all I need to do is take each song on its own.

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