Archive of: music
Today, listen to “Hunky Dory” and “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”
Tonight, watch “Labyrinth” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth”.
Continuing the semi-regular (i.e. not at all regular) list of my favourite films and albums from this year.
(It’s been a fantastic year for music, and it’s been tricky to narrow this down to ten, so I didn’t)
In no particular order:
- Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Style
- Black Casino And The Ghost - Until The Water Runs Clear
- Blur - The Magic Whip
- Eliza Rickman - Footnotes For The Spring
- Esther Joy Lane - Esther Joy Lane EP
- Fort Romeau - Insides
- Lady Lamb - After
- Low - Ones and Sixes
- She Makes War - Direction Of Travel (technically not out until next year, but I was a backer and have an advanced copy so I’m including it here anyway. I’ll probably include it next year too)
- Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
- Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer
Again in no particular order:
- The Force Awakens
- Ex Machina
- Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
- Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
- The Martian
- Inside Out
- Mad Max: Fury Road
In no particular order, my albums of 2013.
- Black Casino And The Ghost - Some Dogs Think Their Name Is No
- Comanechi - You Owe Me Nothing But Love
- Endless Boogie - Long Island
- Erika Nockalls - Imminent Room
- Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
- Jetplane Landing - Don’t Try
- The National - Trouble Will Find Me
- Public Service Broadcasting - Inform - Educate - Entertain
- Queens Of The Stone Age - …Like Clockwork
- Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I just know that Little Fish never sounds safe to me. They sound unhinged, in a good way. When I watch them perform I feel something, and it isn’t just lust for a sexy frontman or pain as an overenthusiastic fan jumps up and down on my foot.
Miranda‘s inaugural post for Little Fish’s Women in Rock site is the fantastically titled The Sound & The Feeling. It’s all about music, personal history, and the realisation that you’re a part of something bigger.
Composed using chords, bass notes and vocal samples from the film ‘Up’.
Hat tip: Denise
Santa, if you’re collating your list this early in the year then I want an otamatone please.
One thing I definitely want to say is that, from the start, we’ve surrounded ourselves with people who believe in us. Even when we’ve had no money, the same people have been behind us and worked on our behalf over the years. It’s not about being lucky with record companies – it’s about the people who’ve stuck with us through thick and thin. So this is a celebration for about three dozen people, and we’re going to throw ourselves into their arms and have a massive party. And I have to say, on a final note, we’re all very, very accomplished drinkers.
- Guy Garvey from Elbow on winning the 2008 Mercury Music Prize