Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love   38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo .  37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio . 36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41

Day three of our countdown – tracks 60 through to 41 of our favourite songs of the year. 60 Cate Le Bon – He’s Leaving . 59 Jamie T – The Prophet . 58 Mark Lanegan Band – Sad Lover . 57 The Districts – Funeral Beds . 56 The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It Comes Again . 55 Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41

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)

First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

My Silver Lining is the first taste from First Aid Kit’s forthcoming album Stay Gold, which is out on the 10th June. It is another brilliant example of their rootsy, twangy Americana shot through with just enough orchestral grandeur and strings to give the song a rich beauty that is impossible to resist. “I’ve woken up in a hotel room, my worries as big as the … Continue reading First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Free Newport Festival Download From Paste

For the second year in a row, Paste joined forces with Sennheiser at the legendary Newport Folk Festival to record unique performances with some of their favourite artists. NoiseTrade is partnering with Paste Magazine to offer up a free fifteen track download including MM faves Dawes, First Aid Kit, Deep Dark Woods and Trampled By Turtles as well as Blind Pilot, Of Monsters And Men … Continue reading Free Newport Festival Download From Paste

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1

The final post about our favourites of the year, here are numbers fifteen down to top spot of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too. 15 Shearwater – Animal Joy a 14 Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance a 13 Sharon Van Etten … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1