That’s a smashing album. Against the wind and The fire inside are two of my favourite ever songs.
One of the best debut albums there is.
Tinderstcks - Raindrops
You decided to surface…
This piece, composed by Richard Blair-Oliphant and played by the BBC Orchestra, replaced the long-running “Arthur” theme for the 2010 election and has been used for all subsequent BBC election coverage. At first I didn’t particularly like it because of what it was replacing. However it’s really grown on me and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head for the last few days. It has all the gravitas and drama necessary for election nights. In an era where television has shamefully abandoned the concept of great theme music, this is a very welcome modern addition.
BBC election theme 2010 to present
M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up The Volume
Not sure if this is quite ‘smashing’ but I like it so I’ll post it here.
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Came on a playlist today, probably my favourite oasis song, Liam’s voice at its best. The chorus line ‘while we’re living, the dreams we have as children fade away’ meant something when I was 21, it’s kinda weird listening to it at 41.
Oasis - Fade away
As fine of a song as you are likely to hear.
The Rip - Portishead
Thats a fantastic line.
Lived in a bubble, days were never ending, we weren’t concerned about what life was sending.
Good lyrics alright.
How to fight loneliness?
Smile all the time.
Feels Like I’m In Love - Kelly Marie
Norah Jones does a strangely compelling tribute to Chris Cornell
The Shins - New Slang
Mercury Rev - Goddess on a Highway