Sunday, 13 August 2017

"My baby used to dance underneath my architecture" - Lana Del Rey

Joe writes: Sometimes, rarely, I feel the need to listen to an album all the way through just to see what the artist is going to say next. I remember doing that with Eminem's debut album and also did it most of the way through Lana Del Rey's Lust For Life. There are 16 tracks on the album which is a shame - she could have made the year's best nine track album, and avoided any danger of slipping into self-parody. But even across 16 tracks she's still a cut above her contemporaries.

13 Beaches is my favourite track on the album:



My favourite Lana song since Video Games isn't on the album, seemingly because it was leaked. I love the lyric to Best American Record. Here's a cover from someone who sounds a lot like Lana:

Friday, 11 August 2017

Alex Adair - Casual

Joe writes: Love this single which came out today. Such a great lyric.

Glen Campbell

Joe writes: RIP Glen Campbell.

Glen featured on the first project I ever managed, and totally stole the show in this video, shot in the Arizona desert near his home:



Here's a playlist of my favourite Glen tracks (minus that one). Glen suggested Rikki & Daz also do a cover of Country Boy, which they did, but it never saw the light of day tragically:

Friday, 12 May 2017

George Jones - The King Is Gone (So Are You)

Joe writes: Seemingly this single started George Jones's career on a nosedive. Hard to understand because it's clearly brilliant. Yabba dabba doo.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Lorde - Liability

Joe writes: This is my favourite song of recent times. Lorde is a very special artist, a cut above almost all of her contemporaries.



And here's her awesome SNL performance:

David Ford - Stephen

Joe writes: I really believe we need more political songs right now, and this is possibly my favourite. Martin McGuinness just died and he gets a poignant mention in the lyrics.