Tracks of the Year: Number 7s – Lazaretto, Easy Money & New York Morning

  At number seven, the lead single from Jack White’s fine Lazaretto album. Earlier on we had another track from Roy (‘Would You Fight For My Love’), but for me this wins out because of the riff and the keyboard effects. My experience with Mr White is that usually the first singles from his various projects are great, but the albums leave me a bit cold. Not so with this second album which my Spotify metadata  tells me is my fourth most played album of 2014.   Scroll down for Roy & Andy’s choices or catch up on the countdown … Continue reading Tracks of the Year: Number 7s – Lazaretto, Easy Money & New York Morning

Tracks of the Year: Number 18s – Julia Holter, Johnny Marr & Jungle

  Hopping over from Baltimore to LA, this is Hello Stranger by Julia Holter. Very much a song to wake up to on Sunday mornings, which is just as well as Mary Anne Hobbs is where I first heard her and  I checked out the album ‘Loud City Songs’. It is neither immediate, loud or catchy but gets under your skin after a few plays. This live version doesn’t have some of the ambient effects (waves crashing, birdsongs) from the studio recording, it but is great nonetheless. Make a nice cup of key and settle back. Check out Roy and Andy’s choices … Continue reading Tracks of the Year: Number 18s – Julia Holter, Johnny Marr & Jungle