Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Selections

Back again like a carrion crow to roadkill. Every year since 2009, Chris T Popper has shared his favourite tunes of the year, and we love him all the more for it…   10. Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After) Whilst the video for this song featuring Iggy Pop eating a hamburger garnered plenty of attention it shouldn’t detract from an absolute … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Selections

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)

So here we have it – the top of the pile! Our favourite songs of 2018. 25 Ought – Disgraced In America   Way back in January, Montreal based quartet Ought kicked off 2018 with the bright guitar sound and ultimately noisy percussion and spaced-out synths of Disgraced in America. It was a fine start.   24 Spiritualized – I’m Your Man   I’m Your … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, the Italian Job, Polly Pocket and a very welcome return to the fold for Dr Roddy. So without further ado, lets start the countdown. 100 Cabbage – Preach To The Converted   In a year that … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

No less than thirteen corking new tracks this week from the brilliant hypnotic post-punk thrum of FEWS to the infectious indie pop of Hater by way of a Ramones inspired Colleen Green, wiry art-punk from Public Practice, fuzzy urgency from Ron Gallo, raucous arena ready rock from We Were Promised Jetpacks, and sunburnt, pastoral psych from The Smoking Trees. And lots more besides… Do we … Continue reading Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Slaves – Chokehold Sleaford Mods – Stick In A Five And Go Spiritualized – Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go Interpol – Number 10 All The Witches – Fishbelly 86 Onions Mutual Benefit – Come To Pass Ron Gallo – It’s All Gonna Be OK Dirty Lungs – Dumps Like A Truck Maxband – Means To An End Muncie Girls – Locked Up   … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ron Gallo Covers Nada Surf

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Let Go, Nada Surf are self-releasing Standing At The Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go, a charity album featuring a diverse list of artists covering the record including Aimee Mann, Rogue Wave, Ed Harcourt, Manchester Orchestra, Charly Bliss, Holly Miranda, Adia Victoria, and more. To ring in the announcement, the band has shared Ron … Continue reading Ron Gallo Covers Nada Surf

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 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

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire   99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II   98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys   97 Wooden Wand – Aurora   96 Diet Cig – Sixteen   95 Prism Tats – The Liar   94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving   93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast   92 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our final weekly round-up of the year… King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – All Is Known Decemberists – Ben Franklin’s Song Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys Van William – Before I Found You A Savage – Linger  (Cranberries cover) Purling Hiss – My Dreams S. Carey – Still, Still, Still. NØMADS – Xenophobia                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week