Top Tracks of 2014 – Number 5s: Manic Street Preachers, TV on the Radio & Broken Bells

  We are into the top five and the tension is palpable. Possibly. This is Walk Me To The Bridge, from the Manic Street Preachers’ outstanding Futurology album. To my ears they sound remarkably fresh at such an advanced point in their career and the more electronic Germanic influence works really well to differentiate the album from last year’s excellent, more pastoral Rewind The Film. Here’s the video for the lead single from the album, shot in Berlin. Check out Andy and Roy’s choices below or the list so far here Continue reading Top Tracks of 2014 – Number 5s: Manic Street Preachers, TV on the Radio & Broken Bells

Tracks of the Year: Number 8s – Broken Bells, Little Dragon and a different Horrors

  ‘After The Disco’ by Broken Bells is going to be my number 8 for the year. A great slice of radio-friedly pop from an album full of 4 minute pop songs. I think Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) has cropped up under different guises in my lists before, not least with the Gorillaz. I also thought about going for Perfect World the album opener, but here’s the title track.   Scroll down for Roy and Andy’s number 8 choices and catch up with the rundown so far here. Continue reading Tracks of the Year: Number 8s – Broken Bells, Little Dragon and a different Horrors