Top Tracks of 2013 – Number 2

Manics

 

 

Just edging out Reflektor is another title track / first single: ‘Rewind The Film’ by The Manic Street Preachers. A lovely wistful song, with guest vocals by Richard Hawley, this is the first of a trio of videos telling the story of a Welsh mining community. A sweeping slow-bulder of a track.

I was lucky enough to see them do this live with Richard Hawley at the Shepherds Bush Empire back in September and it is a song I am sure I will keep coming back to over the years…

Scroll down for Andy and Roy’s runners-up, or click here to see the rest of the countdown

Over to Andy…

My number 2 choice was actually my number 1 choice for several months, but just missed out in the final analysis.  Perhaps the most talked about release this year, you just couldn’t escape hearing the lead single throughout the summer months.  The combination of Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers was a masterstroke, and certainly in the latter’s case re-invigorated and brought back into focus a career that’s worth reminding people has had enormous success with everyone from David Bowie to Duran Duran.  And the album was pretty darned good too!  Number 2…

And over to Roy..

When this track was released in June I was knocked sideways; the falsetto backing vocals by the drummer being the killer. For a band that had seemingly been providing diminishing returns since their debut album had gripped the nation in 2006, this seemed like a major career re-ignition and you just knew that the album that followed was going to be special and so it proved. A Glastonbury headline slot that put the Stones in the shade was just the icing on the cake.

My number 2 is ‘Do I Wanna Know’ by Arctic Monkeys

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  1. When this track was released in June I was knocked sideways; the falsetto backing vocals by the drummer being the killer. For a band that had seemingly been providing diminishing returns since their debut album had gripped the nation in 2006, this seemed like a major career re-ignition and you just knew that the album that followed was going to be special and so it proved. A Glastonbury headline slot that put the Stones in the shade was just the icing on the cake.

    My number 2 is ‘Do I Wanna Know’ by Arctic Monkeys

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