Songs of the Year – No. 1

Criminally neglected album in my view – there didn’t seem to be anywhere near the love shown to it as it deserved.  Definitely my most listened to track of the year and the rest of the songs on the album weren’t far behind.  A future classic anyway.

Jim O’Rourke – Friends with Benefits

Songs of the Year – No. 5

Chastity – Manning Hill

Not sure what I can add from my original review – it’s got a fantastic mix of discordant guitars and gorgeous dark melodies and is a prime example of how there are some incredible songs out there that don’t get the publicity they deserve.

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Kate Tempest – Europe is Lost

I’ll be doing a top 5 (or ten) of the year, but this is my last review for the foreseeable future – got to focus on my own new music!

Thanks for reading over the past few years.

I’m ending with a fantastic song!

Protest songs aren’t dead. Too many spot on lyrics here to mention. Some might argue it’s a futile exercise, simply highlighting what many already believe, but it’s also a rallying call to stand against our current culture that values things over people. Listen…


Thanks to BBC 6 Music