The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

MM’s Best of 2017: Mrs Mackerel

Our final personal list of the year is from the fairest, and finest, of fishes… Mrs Mackerel. 2017: probably a year when I’ve listened to the least new music in recent times, so this is very much a short list in all senses. Life – and death – gets in the way sometimes. 10 PINS – Serve the Rich It’s no surprise that Jamie Hince … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Mrs Mackerel

MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

The third of our personal countdowns… 20 Metz – Drained Lake Angular, ear-piercing and provocative. Imagine the clatter of early Sonic Youth brought up to warp speed.   19 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist Cabbage’s Extended Play of Cruelty was our EP of the year by a country mile – a collection of brilliantly acerbic, witty and spiky tunes. Fraudulent Artist is a furious, up-tempo rant that … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

Our second personal countdown comes from long time top twenty stalwart Chris T Popper, a fish of fine musical taste and the Steve Bould of Mad Mackerel. 20 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   19 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   18 Meat Wave – The Incessant   17 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   16 Ty Segall – Big Man   15 Public Serivce Broadcasting – … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Each year we share MM’s contributors’ personal favourites of the year. Kicking us off is a fine selection from the Italian Job. Buon Lavoro. 20. Lød – Folder   19. BAIT – Push The Elephant   18. The Gay Blades – Hurricane Boys   17. Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   16. Beaches – Void   15. War On Drugs – Holding On (Edit)   … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

  30 Meat Wave – The Incessant   29 L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch   28 Oh Sees – Orc   27 Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now   26 Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1   25 Ty Segall – Ty Segall   24 Public Service Broadcasting – Public Service Broadcasting   23 Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps   22 Alvvays … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 25-1

  25 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   24 FEWS – La Guardia   23 The Coathangers – Captain’s Dead   22 Cherry Glazerr – Nurse Ratched   21 Beaches – Void   20 Lo Tom – Covered Wagon   19 Trevor Sensor – High Beams   18 Mark Lanegan – Beehive   17 Sun Seeker – Won’t Keep Me Up At Night   16 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 25-1

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 75 – 51

75 Sleaford Mods – Moptop   74 Silver Torches – If I Reach   73 Idles – Divide And Conquer   72 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake   71 King Krule – Dum Surfer   70 Naomi Punk – Chapter II   69 The Reptaliens – If You Want   68 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press   67 Ron Gallo … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 75 – 51

Truck Festival 2017

Technical issues have meant we’ve been quieter than usual this week, but hopefully with all those resolved we can get back to normal service. It is a shame as we spent the weekend with middle sprat wallowing ankle, and sometimes knee, deep in swampy mud at Truck Festival. Truck has been a bit of a Mackerel family institution for a few years now, a small(ish) … Continue reading Truck Festival 2017