MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

Our third Best Of listing comes from the ever lovely Mrs Mackerel. Listen on Spotify here. 2016 turned out to be fairly music-light by my standards in that I didn’t listen to nearly as much as I usually do, partly in response to spending so much time driving up and down the country. For this, I need the spoken word rather than the sung one, … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping … Continue reading MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

And so here we are, our favourite tracks of the year counting down from 25 to number 1. Enjoy…   25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife   24 Little Barrie – I.5.C.A.   23 She Drew The Gun – Since You Were Not Mine   22 Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank   21 Communist Daughter – Balboa Bridge … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday: 22nd January

So the happy is about to be taken out of New Year work-wise next week with the return of the most pernicious individual outside of the Tory government. Apparently she’s had a baby and gotten married; apparently, I’m reliably informed, this has not withered her poisonous capacity for withering. She belongs in a Wes Anderson movie where she should meet a brutal and slightly comical … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday: 22nd January

Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty

And so we bring our round up of favourite songs, albums, covers, and guilty pleasures to a close with the final “best of” post, Mad Mackerel’s own top twenty. 20 Kye Alfred Hillig – My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat . 19 Parquet Courts – Black And White . 18 Jamie T – The Prophet . 17 … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

20) Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves . 19) Hamilton Leithauser – 11 O’Clock Friday Night . 18) Faces On Film – Percy . 17) Early Winters – A Thing For You . 16) Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . 15) Eels – Mistakes of My Youth . 14) Chimes – Total Sunflower . 13) Dust From A 1000 Yrs – Smoke Em Up .  … Continue reading Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2014: Part 2

Here are our favourite twenty albums of 2014. Don’t forget to check out numbers 40 – 21 here. 20 Together PANGEA – Badillac . 19 Meatbodies – Meatbodies . 18 Strand of Oaks – Heal . 17 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing . 16 Eagulls – Eagulls . 15 Happyness – Weird Little Birthday . 14 Felice Brothers – Favourite Waitress . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2014: Part 2

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

So here we are, the favourite twenty tunes of 2014 as voted for by the MM contributors. Enjoy! 20 Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa . 19 Dan Amor – Sister Anne . 18 Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz . 17 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me . 16 Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves . 15 Elijah Ocean – Ride It Out . 14 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love . Avers – Empty Light . Dan Baker – Pistol In … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)