Friday, 31 July 2015

Number 1: Glen Hansard - Being in Love (Top 20 Songs of 2015)

I'm going back to regular blogging by posting a song a day. I'm doing this by way of numerous random lists beginning with .....


.... Top 20 Songs of 2015 so far.

Here's the full list .... what songs from this year did I miss out on?

20. R - Bubble Gum Geisha
19. Christof - Empty Handed
18. Gavin Glass - Better Left Alone
17. Cry Monster Cry - Postcards
16. The Blood Red Mountain Band - All The Times
15: Calexico - Falling From The Sky
14: Amano - Skies
13: Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
12: Vann Music - Boy
11: The Decemberists - Make You Better 
10: JJ Grey & Mofro - A Night To Remember
9: Heartless Bastards - Hi-line
8: Hail The Ghost - Colony of Ants
7: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations - Warrior
6: The Hard Ground - Pucker
5: Alien Envoy - Break America
4: Father John Misty - Bored in the USA
3: Paul Tiernan - Happiness
2: Villagers - Hot Scary Summer
1: Glen Hansard - Being in Love

In March of this year Glen released an EP of Jason Molina songs entitled "It Was Triumph We Once Proposed…Songs of Jason Molina" as a tribute to the late great Jason Molina. 'Being in Love' is such a beautifully composed song that Glen does justice to .....

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Number 2: Villagers - Hot Scary Summer (Top 20 Songs of 2015)

I'm going back to regular blogging by posting a song a day. I'm doing this by way of numerous random lists beginning with .....


.... Top 20 Songs of 2015 so far.

20. R - Bubble Gum Geisha
19. Christof - Empty Handed
18. Gavin Glass - Better Left Alone
17. Cry Monster Cry - Postcards
16. The Blood Red Mountain Band - All The Times
15: Calexico - Falling From The Sky
14: Amano - Skies
13: Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
12: Vann Music - Boy
11: The Decemberists - Make You Better 
10: JJ Grey & Mofro - A Night To Remember
9: Heartless Bastards - Hi-line
8: Hail The Ghost - Colony of Ants
7: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations - Warrior
6: The Hard Ground - Pucker
5: Alien Envoy - Break America
4: Father John Misty - Bored in the USA
3: Paul Tiernan - Happiness
2: Villagers - Hot Scary Summer

"We got good at pretending, then pretending got us good" .... Hot Scary Summer is the best song Conor O'Brien has written. I've listened to this hundreds of times this year. Love it.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Number 3: Paul Tiernan - Happiness (Top 20 Songs of 2015)

I'm going back to regular blogging by posting a song a day. I'm doing this by way of numerous random lists beginning with .....


.... Top 20 Songs of 2015 so far.

20. R - Bubble Gum Geisha
19. Christof - Empty Handed
18. Gavin Glass - Better Left Alone
17. Cry Monster Cry - Postcards
16. The Blood Red Mountain Band - All The Times
15: Calexico - Falling From The Sky
14: Amano - Skies
13: Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
12: Vann Music - Boy
11: The Decemberists - Make You Better 
10: JJ Grey & Mofro - A Night To Remember
9: Heartless Bastards - Hi-line
8: Hail The Ghost - Colony of Ants
7: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations - Warrior
6: The Hard Ground - Pucker
5: Alien Envoy - Break America
4: Father John Misty - Bored in the USA


This wonderful Van Morrison esque tune from Irishman Paul Tiernan who is based these days in France. Happiness is a gorgeous tune that deserves your attention.



Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Number 4: Father John Misty - Bored in the USA (Top 20 Songs of 2015)

I'm going back to regular blogging by posting a song a day. I'm doing this by way of numerous random lists beginning with .....


.... Top 20 Songs of 2015 so far.

20. R - Bubble Gum Geisha
19. Christof - Empty Handed
18. Gavin Glass - Better Left Alone
17. Cry Monster Cry - Postcards
16. The Blood Red Mountain Band - All The Times
15: Calexico - Falling From The Sky
14: Amano - Skies
13: Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
12: Vann Music - Boy
11: The Decemberists - Make You Better 
10: JJ Grey & Mofro - A Night To Remember
9: Heartless Bastards - Hi-line
8: Hail The Ghost - Colony of Ants
7: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations - Warrior
6: The Hard Ground - Pucker
5: Alien Envoy - Break America
4: Father John Misty - Bored in the USA

Lyrics this honest are a rare occurrence these days but Father John Misty preached his thoughts through a wonderful song about modern USA. Love it. 



Check out Father John's performance of this tune on Letterman! 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Number 5: Alien Envoy - Break America (Top 20 Songs of 2015)

I'm going back to regular blogging by posting a song a day. I'm doing this by way of numerous random lists beginning with .....


.... Top 20 Songs of 2015 so far.

20. R - Bubble Gum Geisha
19. Christof - Empty Handed
18. Gavin Glass - Better Left Alone
17. Cry Monster Cry - Postcards
16. The Blood Red Mountain Band - All The Times
15: Calexico - Falling From The Sky
14: Amano - Skies
13: Alabama Shakes - Gimme All Your Love
12: Vann Music - Boy
11: The Decemberists - Make You Better 
10: JJ Grey & Mofro - A Night To Remember
9: Heartless Bastards - Hi-line
8: Hail The Ghost - Colony of Ants
7: Xavier Rudd & The United Nations - Warrior
6: The Hard Ground - Pucker
5: Alien Envoy - Break America

A fine return to form from Nick Kelly with this tune about the demise of The Fat Lady Sings while touring America in the 90's. Great song and video!