Top tracks of 2016 #20 – Bat For Lashes & Green Day

I am going to get our 20 day musical advent calendar underway with Bat For Lashes and Joe’s Dream.  I first heard it on Mary Anne Hobb’s Sunday show whilst surfacing on a Sunday morning and had to track it down.

It has a nice Twin Peaks feel about it, slightly reflected in the video, and specifically the ‘I’m Falling’ refrain which has echoes of the Julee Cruise vocal version of the Angelo Badalamenti main theme.

Scroll down for Roy’s Number 20…

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4 thoughts on “Top tracks of 2016 #20 – Bat For Lashes & Green Day

  1. Should be interesting this year as I expect there will be a larger divergence than usual as for various reasons, I haven’t been listening to 6 Music as much as usual and have been hearing new stuff from a wide variety of sources. My first entry for 2016, may well be a case in point. In what has been a tumultuous year in politics, these 40 somethings stepped up with their best and most political album (Revolution Radio) in years – this performance from the American music Awards, using prime time TV to air their disgust at the US election result – Altogether, ‘No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA’

    1. An excellent first choice. Vitriol of the song slightly undermined by the Melania clones in the Awards show audience – shades of the Lennon comment at the Royal Variety Performance about rattling along with the bling.

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