Top tracks of 2013 – Number Ones

  This will be absolutely no surprise to anyone who has heard me bang on about the brilliance of both the single and the album. My track of the year (and the decade so far) is ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ by John Grant. When Roy sent me a link to it back in January, I don’t know what the aural equivalent of my jaw dropping is, but my ears did it – my ears melted perhaps? I could describe it as Twin Peaks meets The The and Sergio Leone via Scott Walker, but really nothing else sounds like this. As Andy has … Continue reading Top tracks of 2013 – Number Ones

Top Tracks of 2013 – number 7

The return of Suede was one of the highlights of the year for me – not for a run-through of the hits, but with a great album that stands comparison with their first three. I really regret not getting the chance to see them on this tour, but I think another album is likely so fingers crossed. I could have gone for any of the five singles lifted from Bloodsports, but I am going for the first, ‘Barriers’, performed here live at a great Maida Vale session on BBC 6 Music back in February. Scroll down for Andy and Roy’s … Continue reading Top Tracks of 2013 – number 7